One little kiss, and Faleena goodbye

Bob Weir [This is the fourth post this week on Marty Robbins’s “El Paso.”  You can find the first one here, the second here, and the third here.]I’ve found over the course of doing my weeks at the blog that my interaction with a song usually takes one of two … → read more

My love was deep for this Mexican maiden

Laurette Luez  [This is the second post on the song “El Paso.”  Read the first one here.]Crossing BordersIn his essay on “El Paso” in The Rose and the Briar: Death, Love and Liberty in the American Ballad,” music critic and political scientist James Miller describes the origin of “El Paso.” … → read more