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Artie Ayala & Omar "El Bombero" Fernandez

December 30, 2009

Los Van Van in Key West

Although the older I get the more I lean toward a "What the f... let them play their music", attitude, I still have very mixed feelings on their trip to the US.

On one hand I feel a sadness that is impossible to describe relating to the island and our people. On the other is a pride and longing to share our rich culture with those outside looking in through hazy windows.

I'll post an update after I see them perform.

December 29, 2009

2010 Cuba Calendar

Here's a really beautiful Cuba calendar produced by my friend Gilbert of Gprint in Miami, Florida.
The calendar is in english and spanish and has some beautiful photographs of Cuba. The front and back cover are heavy board, when they produced this calendar they didn't cut corners....This makes a perfect late Christmas present. It's available for sale thru Gprint at Cubanazos.com and costs $12.95 which includes shipping and handling, It ships immediately ....Get yours today !

For a larger image preview click on any of the images above !
Purchase via PayPal now ...Only $12.95 Per Calendar

December 22, 2009

Petalo Azul by Cuban Author Roberto Sanchez Cuesta

Some of you might already know that  I was in the hair business for some 30 odd years until a few years ago when I decided to take my part time job of web design to full time status. While working in the hair business one of my co-workers was a gentleman whose name is Roberto Sanchez Cuesta. Roberto loved poetry and I would always watch him as he jotted down notes on small scraps of paper.

I have been out of the hair business for quite some time now and hadn't seen Roberto. I recently dropped by where his wife Nelly works near my home and found out thru his wife that Roberto's poetry had been published.

I was shocked to say the least and it was explained to me by his wife Nelly that she had gathered up dozens of these small notes that he had written throughout the years and with some help these writings had been transfered to a computer where they were compiled to make a rough draft and later a book of all his poetry.

 I have started to read parts of his book where in his poems and decimas he talks about a multitude of subjects. Roberto was born in 1921 and always dreamed of seeing his poetry published, today at the wise age of 88 his dream has come true.

If you want to own a truly unique book check out "Petalo Azul" it's available at any Barnes & Noble or online at Amazon.com, I'm providing a link to the Barnes & Nobles site below.

I've added this information here because I think this book merrits the mention and is one you'll be glad to add to your collection. Very few write from the heart and this is one of those which will take you back to a different time.

If you should decide to buy the book, please, after reading it, return here and share your thoughts or comments with others. I believe that this would make a great gift for anyone during the holiday season. I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book directly from the author and I will save it and share it with my kids when they are old enough.

Petalo Azul by Roberto Sanchez Cuesta - Barnes & Noble

December 10, 2009

I Feel Cuba

Jesus Christ........listen, hear these words......Beautiful...............

December 8, 2009


To answer any questions as to my priorities or where my allegiance lies, I offer this post. Enlarge the frame and run your curser over the figures.

December 3, 2009

Is it right to wish a Merry Christmas in America

Hi, all, this happens to be my very first post on Cubanazos and I will keep it short. I would like to thank my good friend Artie and new friend Omar, for allowing me to contribute to this wonderful site.
This happens to be the holidays and living in this great New York Metropolitan area and as I do every year, I watched the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas tree, last night. One thing I use to hear in previous years was, "Merry Christmas to all", thru out the show, I have not heard this the last few years. What have we become in America, that most people are afraid to say "Merry Christmas". I believe this is something that most people experince in Communist countries, not in America, what happened to freedom of speech.
I know it's early, but from my family and me, we wish everyone a wonderful Merry Christmas to all.

December 2, 2009

Sh*t That Makes You Say, Hmmmm...

Much has been made of the Allah fearing, Muslim moderates deafeningly silent condemnation of radical, murderous Islamists.

I find it puzzling that our African American brothers fail to use their most vocal members, Jackson and Sharpton, to do the same of this garbage. Hmmmmm....

Old Friend Joins Cubanazos

Hello Everyone,
I wanted to let everyone know that we have a new contributing writer at Cubanazos.com, his name is Angel Hierrezuelo. Angel and I go back quite a ways. Angel and I first met shortly after Angel's arrival to the U.S. back in 1967. We were attending grammar school in West New York, New Jersey and we were just 13 years old. Amazing how time goes by. We also attended High School togther until I joined the Army in 1972. Unfortunately we lost touch for nealy 20 years until recently when I looked for my friend and was able to find him on the World Wide Web. It truly is a small world thanks to the internet. Although we haven't had alot of time to share together, I for one am very happy to have found my friend. You'll be hearing more from Angel himself here on Cubanazos.com as time goes by. So for now I wish him and his family the very best.
If you happen to read this article and know Angel or want to contact him for any reason you can do so by sending email to angel@cubanazos.com

Here's a little background on Angel Hierrezuelo

Angel was born March, 1954 at Hospital Militar de Santiago de Cuba. He traveled from la Habana to Mexico City in late 1965, once he acquired his visa he entered the US, arriving in 1966 at La Guardia Airport, New York. While growing up he attended Memorial High in West New York, N.J. Studied engineering at the Newark College of Engineering. He graduated in 1977 and Presently works as a Design Engineer/Project Manager in NJ in charge of the U-Pick-It system. Angel invented and designed the U-Pick-It system which was featured in the Documentary “The World's Largest Casino, Macau, China” by the National Geographic.

...For more on the U-Pick-It system click here !

200 A.H. After Humans by National Geographic

Here's an interesting look at our planet after a nuclear war........Click the link below for a tour of our earth when the population is zero !