Wednesday, August 25, 2010
ARMANDO PALOMAS: ..."Necrofilia Enamorada" (song) ... and Art's of "Dia de los Muertos" (PT.1) ...
This piece for the music selection of this journal will be first of all to honour the Mexicano songwriter and excellent guitarist Mr. Armando Palomas ... who is one of Mexico's most popular artists in the rock category, and in my opinion a poetic legend as well, doing the piece "Necrofilia Enamorada" (Necrophilia Love). I chose this piece as well, because of the outstanding artwork incorporated into the video. Then a few words concerning arts/ crafts and culture, and even some on more taboo subjects as far as to the meaning of the song. Enjoy!
***** LYRICS HERE
NECROFILIA ENAMORADA ... Thanx to MARIA LUISA- MARILU MAGANA CASAS
Year's ago as a young man ... having the opportunity to spend some time in the City of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas (Mexico), I met a friend named Isabella, a few year's older than I, that was what's called a "Bruja" in Mexico, which basically is a sort of female mystical spiritualist in the art of "Brujeria" (a type of spiritualism). She took me to my first "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead) celebration in Mexico, which is pretty much a folklore cultural event held annually, similar to our Halloween, but with some of the most beautiful and colourful pageantry and art that I ever seen! She was the one who also introduced me to the ancient MesoAmericano, Toltec-Maya history, folklore and culture which dates back before the Spanish arrived in what is now Mexico (as well as other Central and South American countries), appoximately 3000 years, as well as introducing me to the arts and crafts of Santeria/ Palo Mayombe practices, which is a sort of spiritualism and culture, that she sort of educated me on, sharing literature and such ... just an educational venture of sort.
All this was new to me, but was odd and interesting, being attracted to odd thing's that stood out as far as art and such and were not so mainstream. But after knowing her awhile ... I found out that she had a type of necrophilia interest . I must admit ... at first it sounded somewhat scary, being young and unfamiliar with this. But ... she was really a great gal, great personality, and not one who would hurt anyone, who I was comfortable around ... so she sparked my interest to learn more from her ... she was really an intelligent woman which really blew me away, because of being older than me, and teaching me thing's I never knew ... like a teacher of sort I reckon. But the way she described it, sounded so romantic as well ... but she actually found it romantic and sexually stimulating to be with a man after his death. Which was okay to learn ... heh, heh, heh, heh, heh ... as long as I wasnt the fella! :) But it wasnt that she couldnt find a man, she was a very attractive woman as well, who would no way in Hell not have guy's lined up to date her. But her "mind" and "art", was what really fascinated me about her!
But this was a taboo subject indeed, and one may only relate this sort of thing to some pervert serial killer or such, being they kill then have sexual contact with the victim. But like Isabella explained to me ... she would not kill anyone, but just the idea of the corpse was arousing, making me feel a tad more comfortable of course. After reading up on this taboo subject in particular ... I soon found out that this desire or practice has went on for centuries in recorded human history as well. And was not of course connected just to serial killers or anything of that sort, but a practice that was multi- cultural, ancient root's, and all gender. So many may ask what may be wrong with it? In this short video from Ms. Jorben of Norway ... she touches on this taboo subject as well. And of course this is what the song by Mr. Palomas was about, being the romance of necrophilia, that some may feel. However all in all ... it was an educational interest. Also I want to add, that the only reason I mentioned Isabella by name, is because unfortunately she passed away over a decade ago ... but we stayed in touch for many years after, and she even spent time up here in Dallas as well.