Sunday, January 10, 2021

Sunday Music: El Deguello

 Played repetitively for days by Generalissimo Santa Anna at the siege of the Alamo.

Signifying "No quarter shall be given." Neither at that time, nor this.

Play it a few hundred times, over and over. It grows on you, I swear.

a) the firing range is hot
b) no quarter given nor expected


John said...

Something tells me this wasn't originally on your list . . .

Bear Claw Chris Lapp said...


Angie Dickinson smoking hot in all her appearances.

Aesop said...


That obvious, was it? ;)

Grey Fox said...

A bit off-topic, but I'd be interested in your thoughts on chest seals in general and on the difference between Hyfin seals and Sentinel seals in particular - I was reading this article and it seems to indicate that the Sentinels are notably more effective:

Marty said...

My dad loved John Wayne, he had all his movies on vcr back before he died in 01. I mean all of them.
But the funny thing was that even though he could watch them any time he wamntd, and he did, alot. Whenever there was one in tv we had to watch it.
Two favorites were El Dorado and Rio Bravo, Rio Lobo was one we watched as well but the first two we watched all the time,

We knew every scene and most of the dialog, but whenever either came on they were a must see.
We watched a lot of Randolph Scott and Audie Murphy Cowboy movies as well, but the Duke was always Dads favorite.

Aesop said...

What you're describing is the Zulu Rule:
"If you're flipping by the channels, and run across Zulu, the channel shall not be changed until Zulu is over. On pain of death and/or dismemberment, followed by eternal torture by the ghost of Sir Richard Burton."

Also, Rio Bravo, El Dorado, and Rio Lobo are all the same movie script and plot formula.
All directed by legendary director Howard Hawks, all starring John Wayne (of course), plus a girl, The Usual Suspects bad guy(s), and a couple of sidekicks, including one lovable and irascible character actor.
They jiggled it around ever so slightly, but it's the same movie. And they're all classics, and 10X better than 99% of everything made nowadays.

You could write a modern version, and put the right star in it, follow the exact same formula, even using the Old Tucson town set, and it would immediately join the pantheon.