Friday, September 09, 2005

It feels good to piss outside (listening to Gillian Welch)

Simon, I have a bathroom but for some reason it feels good to piss outside ... maybe it's the Indio in me ... or maybe I'm just waiting to be busted for indecent exposure ... who knows but ask any dude and he'll agree that pissing outside is firme ...

La Bloga covers the obscure, the talented, the soldier, the missionary, the academic, the abogado, the restless, the missing, the Gonzo penman, the Samoan Oscar Zeta Acosta, author of two of the most important novels of the Chicano Protest Movement, Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo (1972), and The Revolt of the Cockroach People (1973). Both novels are highly acclaimed as major contributions to the Chicano literary renaissance. They are semiautobiographical and relate to Acosta's search for self-identity in the midst of an Anglo society at a time of great social unrest within the Chicano community.

Acosta was last heard from in May, 1974, with a telephone call from Mazatlan, Sinaloa, to his son Marco. The journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson, who was Acosta's close friend and confidante, speculated on Acosta's untimely disappearance as either a political assassination or murder at the hands of drug dealers. Acosta is presumed dead.

In Hunter S. Thompson's works, most notably, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, a fictionalized version of Acosta appears as "The Samoan."

Here's an Acosta's shooter - shot of Patron with a drop of guacamole on top, chase it with a chip .... or you can just read Acosta's letter to Playboy, October 15, 1973:

“Sir:
Your November issue ... on Mr. Hunter S. Thompson as the creator of Gonzo Journalism, which you say he both created and named ... Well sir, I beg to take issue with you. ... [I]n point of fact and methodology of reporting crucial events under fire and drugs, which are of course essential to any good writing in this age of confusion - all this I say came from out of the mouth of our teacher who is known by the name of Owl. These matters I point out not as a threat of legalities or etcetera but simply to inform you and to invite serious discussion on this subject.

Yours very truly,
Oscar Zeta Acosta
Chicano Lawyer
P.S. The guacamole and XX he got from me.”

Also check out OC Weekly's 10th anniversary issue .... their staff shares their best and most regrettable pieces ....

Well gente, I have guest so I'm bartender and BBQ bitch til cuando .... but last night it was all about holding up the walls at Anaheim's ESPN bar to catch Raiders' football ... left at 1/2 time then cruised over to Tustin's Swinging Door for Rum and Coke and Jägermeister .. the bartender's right chi chi came out for fresh air ...

5 Comments:

At 9:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FRESH AIR,,,AYE,AYE,AYE

 
At 1:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that gringa bartender, she's actually very sweet even if she exposes her "free drinks" like loca. Cholo, next time you're heading there, let us two girls know, it'll be a BLAST!

Diana y Brenda de Delhi

 
At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MIDA NO MAS CHOLO TIENE FANS!!

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger Barrio Marlon Brando said...

Ondale Diana y Brenda, you're on ... gracis por los photos ... dig that barrio retro Los Aces Sweatshirt ... mandelo a Bowers ...

 
At 8:46 AM, Anonymous Gustavo Arellano said...

Hey Cholo, e-mail me again. Perdi tu pinch e-mail. Esta es la mia: GArellano@ocweekly.com

 

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