Well you guys, salsa is not my thing, so I don’t usually post this kind of music, but this guy, Gilberto Santa Rosa, is supposedly pretty famous in the Latin world, and he has just recorded this song that was written by my ex-husband, Pepín Rivero. This is the biggest break Pepín has had so far as a songwriter, and it’s not even anywhere near his best work. I’m so proud of him, so if you’re into salsa, please take a listen, and “like” it on YouTube if you’re so inclined. Here’s a playlist of demo recordings of a few more of Pepín’s songs (better ones, if you ask me).
30 day music challenge
Day 10: A song that makes you sad.
Jimmy Eat World - Hear You Me
A close second is a song called Recuento, written by my ex-husband. It’s not sad at all (in fact, it’s about someone counting all the reasons why they’re happy), but it’s one of the few songs that make me weep, and I don’t even understand all the Spanish.
Pepín Rivero - Tenderness Attack
Tomorrow marks exactly one year since my divorce, and next week (the 27th) would have been my 13th wedding anniversary. To commemorate both, I give you a song my ex-husband wrote for me shortly before we were married. Yes, someone once thought I was song-worthy, although it’s not so much for me as it is about me, since it gets a bit moody around half-way through. It’s instrumental, I guess because he didn’t speak English very well at the time, and must not have thought Spanish appropriate for a song about his little gringa girl.
Anyway, it’s still the best gift I’ve ever received. Tumblr is a close second.
Cuando Se Fue
Taking a break from Incubus for a few minutes to share another song written by my ex-husband, recorded the last time he visited his family in Cuba. The singer is his friend Raquelita, who also sings in this other video.