Manolito was on the radio today talking about two Trabuco albums in progress, one is the Latin jazz album, which has been mooted for some time, the other is a salsa album. There was no indication if it would be more in the style of Control or Hablando en serio. I’m not holding my breath; but I’m not writing him off either. Yet.
Also clarification is needed re El Noro’s rendition of Linda melodía - apparently it was his idea to sing it. He is, according to Chino “fresco”. Jaja. Sure is...
Another clarification: when we walked into Galiano with Ricardo he didn’t say he was tired of Galiano, he said they (the people there) were tired of seeing him there (damned conjugations!). But what I want to know is, if he goes there so much, how come I never see him there?
The big news today from last night’s Cubadisco awards, is that out of a bumper crop of salsa releases that included Pupy y Los Que Son Son, Manolito, Klimax, Adalberto Alvarez, and Maraca, the winner was ... Yumurí.
Huh? Wtf just happened? I mean, seriously.
Yumurí played a La Tropical matinee today with a Colombian salsa band. I passed.
I didn’t make it out last night: the thought of the asinine PMM DJ’n’dancing girls road show and the late start; combined with nowhere to sit or stand without being bumped around, made me decide not to go to Salon Rojo for Ng la Banda. By the time I’d made that decision, it was too late to see Trabuco at Galiano - they would have gone on early-ish, as there was a PMM show on afterwards, starting at 2am and going till 6am. The mere thought of that is cringeworthy on so many levels. PMM is taking over Havana it seems. It’s not pretty.
No matinees today worth speaking of (Disco temba at Galiano) - curse Bamboleo for hogging Miramar (Saturday night and Sunday afternoon) on weekends and taking a perfectly good venue out of the running.
So far, I've done not very much at all, though I did make an excellent batido de mamey this morning, which is something.
I can still make it to NG la Banda at Delerio Habanero. It’s only 1.30am. They probably won’t hit the stage till 2am. Oh dear god.