Here’s another Mexica throwback pieced together with some scraps of video from Grupo Tlaloc’s Xupantla ceremony in 2012. It’s just a little something put together real quick as I took a break from writing for a couple hours. I wanted to post about our beloved Denver Broncos who play their first preseason game tonight but no video so here’s this throwback. Go Broncos!
Singing around with grandma… She even blessed us with her eagle feather and that’s more than enough for me!
Ok I realize I need a follow focus and to get my light meter and audio recorder out of the pawn shop to make better quality video. I was mostly taking pictures but just happened to turn the camera to video as I seen a moment.
I sang my grandma a peyote song but before that her and cousins were singing even better. They busted out one of her favorite songs, Camino de Guanajuato and It was good to see her having such a good day. Before we put all the songs and stuff away she went to her room and grabbed her eagle feather because she wanted to bless us all. Thank you everyone for all your good thoughts and prayers for my grandma. Cultura Cura!
Taking a little break from screenwriting I thought I would post another Mexica throwback real quick. I’m not sure who the danzante is but this was taken at Xipe Toltec’s ceremony for Cuauhtémoc in Los Angeles… I think it was the first year I went so probably 2010. But as I recall this was taken with a little cheap point and shoot camera (all I had at the time) so not the best, I guess I was just lucky to catch her in the shot. Tiahui!
Working on a new graphic and it kind of reminds me of tio Tomas. It’s the Indian show when nothing else was on air!
I’m working on this new logo inspired by the old Indian head test pattern that used to run back in the day when TV stations would sign off. It was like the little Indian show when nothing else was on air. In a sense that’s what Tiahui Picture Company is right now, as media on the fringes that exists alternatively. I was going to add even more of a Xikano twist to this and make the Indian head a Mexica Indian head but when I changed this one it reminded me of my uncle Tomas.
March meeting is always packed there at their home/tipi grounds and it’s always cold. That time I remember it was freezing and I was sitting in the caboose of the tipi with my bros Cisco and JoJo. Crowdog was a little late and ended up in the caboose right across from us. Even when they offered him a warmer spot he still roughed it out in the caboose. But I remember they were conducting some business for the Teocalli and we were watching Crowdog who went out to the car and came back in with a headdress. We were like “What’s this guy doing?” But he walked over to Uncle Tomas and placed the headdress in front of him saying “That’s for your people!”
I remember when Uncle Tomas was singing those four songs in the morning he put that headdress on and it looked a little big over his eyes. To this day I still remember that morning and him jamming out those songs with that headdress on… still one of the greatest memories I have around these ceremonial wayz!
So you see I was going to give the logo more of a Xikano twist but seeing Tio Tomas in the Indian head it’s like there’s still a Xikano there. Now if only I could figure out how to hack a TV station… N8TIVE Unity Yo!
Thankful that my Grandma is doing better and gaining her strength one day at a time. We are very hopeful and pray for her health and happiness. The other day our Grupo Xochitl in Pueblo, Colorado was able to come together and share a few dances for her. It was good to see her having a good day in the sunshine there at her little house in Dogpatch. She even got an Eagle feather that day! My little sister took this picture. Tlazo to Grupo Xochitl for coming together for our Abuelita. Cultura Cura!!
My Grandpo said hito get your camera and take our picture and I did which is another picture of them sitting together with their little dog Pepe in the living room. Then I turned my camera on a kiss. It wasn’t quite the 10 sec smooch that he gave her the other morning, but my Grandpo gave my Grandma a few kisses today and I just happened to catch this one.
GrandmaCookCasaVerde I’m going through scarps of media that I could find, video, audio… whatever. But I came across this tiny pice of audio of my Grandma Connie talking about when her and Mr.s Montour used to cook for the Brown Berets in Pueblo, Colorado!
I need to figure out how to get this audio player on this post through wordpress.