Buon Weekend: A Little Salsa From Jerry Rivera

The weather is glorious today in Rome.  It’s sunny, not too hot, and there’s a nice breeze.  It’s very Caribbean-ish.

Thus, I felt the need to buy some mangoes and to play some salsa.

I listened to a lot of salsa when I was younger.  My dad loved it. One of my former babysitters (when we lived in NYC) was from Puerto Rico and would play salsa all the time.

In the mid ’70s my family moved to the ‘burbs where nobody was listening to salsa.  Everyone was into Led Zeppelin.

Led made it into my rotation, but I never stopped loving salsa.  I don’t speak a word of Spanish.

One of my American friends asked me how I could listen to “foreign” music.  I don’t even know what that freaking means.

I heard this track for the first time on, Mega 97.9, a Spanish language radio station in NYC and immediately tracked down the CD (that cover is quite bright).

“El Amor Nunca Pregunta” is one of my favorite songs.  I cannot not dance when I hear it.  I do sing along and it’s tragic… good thing I live alone.

Buon weekend a tutti!

  1. I hope it’s a great weekend. That you dance and sing at home by yourself is another reason to love you dearly…I do the same thing. People who play music at home have happy souls. ;-) I am so happy I get to spend more time with you this weekend. Let’s stay out of trouble this time, kay? ;-)

  2. So far it’s been a fantastic weekend!

    Trouble? I don’t know what you mean. See you later, cara.

  3. I don’t know what I mean by trouble either. We need to work on that. Thanks again for the happy, bright tunes! I feel like I need to go eat in a spicy restaurant now.

  4. Ha!!! Remind me to tell you about my ex who was always talking about “getting into trouble.”

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