Thursday, May 4, 2006

Flaco gets ready to rock Cinco de Mayo

The Kansas City Star drops a spicy interview with Tex-Mex squeezebox legend Flaco Jimenez, who's playing at Fiesta in the Heartland. Among the more amusing revelations: 1) Most Mexicans don't know who he is because south-of-the-border stations don't play his music so much. 2) He prefers his deeper-sounding Gabbanelli accordion to his Hohner, which he says "yells more." 3) "Flaco" means "Slim."

OK, that last one probably wasn't exactly a huge mystery to Spanish speakers, but I never knew what "Flaco" meant. Taqueria Spanish will only get you so far.

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