This was a Spanish Webcast. Join us as we discuss Pre-Columbian Folklore. The Rodriguez Clan; Jorge Adrian Rodriguez, Don Rosendo Rodriguez and I (Jose Rodriguez) are joined by Kevin Sandridge. Special thanks to my It's Elementary Webcast buddies Lisa Durff and Alice Mercer (AKA stream checkers). Yes Alice; There was a story about Giants. I had a last minute change in computers after simplecast crashed on me. The skype gods stayed on my side. Only difficulty was audio on my mic was really low. Special thanks to Jorge Rodriguez for his superb storytelling; you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stories referred to on show below;
Llorona; The Weeping Women a women that drowned her children and now is
cursed to look for them for eternity. We talked about the different
versions popular throughout Mexico. Many people claimed to have seen
her, even today. Rosendo shared his experience. One night his wife
sewing late into the night when she heard her wailing down the streets.
Duendes/Chaneques; miniture goblins that create havoc. Don
Resendo gives us examples of how the goblins would hide their sandals
and throw them in the prickly pears. Don Rosendo talks about duendes
appearing near the Laguna where he lives now.
Tales from the Belen Cemetery in Guadalajara Mexico. El nino que le tenia miedo a la oscuridad.(Nachito) The boy that was afraid of the darkness. When he was left at home and his night light went off, he died of fright. When he was buried the next day its tomb was open and the body outside. The grave digger reburried the body. Each night for the next 10 days the same would happen. It wasn't until his body was put on an outside grave with the body exposed so that light would it rest in peace. Visitors still routinely leave candy and and toys to him. Many believe him to be a guardian angel.
Tales about Giants. The Mountain of dead in the state of Aguas Calientes. How Giants that lived on Earth were called back to the heavens. When they refused to go they were turned into Mountains. There was a certain romanticism. About a couple of Giants that still walk the alleys of Aguas Calientes.
Jorge shared with us a story about the great Volcanoes. The son
of the Sun and the daughter of the moon come down to Earth. An Adam and
Eve story and how they lost their divinity. When She dies he is so
heartbroken he stays at her side until and filled with sorrow the cries
his hear out (literally) the Sun God so endeared decides to keep them
together forever as the two great Volcanoes outside of Mexico City.
Kevin shared with us his trip to Puebla. The Folklore he learned while there. Jorge tells us of the Creation of the Sun and the Moon. How the Sun is put in the sky. and how when the Moon is created it was just as bright as the Sun. The Aztec Gods decide this could not be. The Aztec Gods thew a rabbit at the Moon. It's impression is still there today. And with impact it starts the Moons rotation around the Earth.
Finally, Don Rosendo shares his personal stories of the bracero life in El Norte. The times he shared with my grandfather Tomas Rodriguez.
Chat Log Below
12:01:37 AliceMercer : Hi Jose, you getting this going?
12:01:41 JoseR : Hi Alice about 5 more min
12:01:48 JoseR : not on air yet
12:02:01 JoseR : I am starting call in 3 min
12:02:16 AliceMercer : Ahhh, let me know if you need a stream check
12:03:06 JoseR : hi durff just about to get started
12:04:08 AliceMercer : Stream is up, but no sound yet
12:04:14 JoseR : can you check audio on stream
12:04:24 AliceMercer : No sound, just stream
12:04:30 AliceMercer : Say something?
12:05:28 AliceMercer : Stream disappeared
12:08:20 JoseR : is there any sound on stream
12:08:28 AliceMercer : Once again, stream is there, but no sound
12:08:44 AliceMercer : VAC repeater on?
12:08:51 JoseR : yes
12:09:03 JoseR : let me restart one sec
12:09:07 AliceMercer : sure
12:09:26 AliceMercer : I'll be around to be your sound check gal...
12:14:59 Durff : i got kicked out
12:15:10 Durff : froze the whole machine
12:15:18 Durff : got a sledgehammer?
12:21:24 AliceMercer : So Durff, I keep refreshing the Listen page to look for the stream
12:21:32 AliceMercer : It comes up now and again. and I test the sound.
12:21:39 AliceMercer : When there is no sound, I post here.
12:21:42 AliceMercer : JOse is offline
12:21:49 AliceMercer : He is, I think, trying to reboot
12:22:35 Durff : he says he justgot simplecast on
12:23:02 Durff : i had to reboot too
12:23:19 Durff : the first time i entered char
12:23:41 Durff : it's on
12:23:56 Durff : A
12:24:20 Durff : too soft
12:24:27 Durff : turn it up
12:25:58 AliceMercer : Lots of fuzz
12:26:04 AliceMercer : I hear the skype call going
12:26:15 Durff : i hear fuzz
12:26:28 Durff : and jose very quietly
12:26:31 AliceMercer : Sound quality is NOT great
12:26:40 Durff : which is quiet out of character
12:27:06 AliceMercer : Okay, just so you know, I can only get impressions of what is said, becasue I can't follow a regular speed conversation in Spanish.
12:27:09 Durff : sound is bien
12:27:22 Durff : me neither
12:27:38 Durff : icch spreche deutsch
12:27:58 AliceMercer : Jose, I don't know if you can improve volume without uping fuzz in background.
12:28:07 AliceMercer : Maybe you should move into the mic a little?
12:29:56 Durff : the guest is good and on a regular phone
12:30:00 Durff : hi jan
12:30:38 AliceMercer : Turn off your skpe messages Jose.
12:30:44 AliceMercer : They are beeping away
12:32:07 Durff : i think he is waiting on a phone call
12:32:18 Durff : guests are all regular phones
12:35:22 Durff : who is fuzzy durff?
12:35:38 Durff : hmmm
12:37:13 AliceMercer : Stream died
12:37:26 AliceMercer : Oh, no it was just hiccuping
12:37:34 AliceMercer : (buffering)
12:37:54 Durff : A always does that to me too
12:38:13 Durff : must be ISP or sth
12:40:02 AliceMercer : I love this guys voice.
12:40:55 Durff : I wonder what they are saying?
12:41:42 Durff : manana i remember that word
12:43:27 AliceMercer : He's talking about teaching in Guadalajara
12:43:38 AliceMercer : And they are chatting.
12:43:57 Durff : whatever you say
12:43:58 AliceMercer : which is good. Are you going to get to scary stories Jose?
12:44:02 Durff : i believe you
12:44:18 AliceMercer : THings he likes?
12:44:19 Durff : scary stories in spanish?
12:44:23 Durff : cool
12:44:36 AliceMercer : About what is Mexican culture?
12:45:08 AliceMercer : I just have a real general impression with snips and snippets
12:45:11 Durff : isn't there Mayan in there somewhere? Or Aztec?
12:45:25 AliceMercer : I don't think that is where Jose's family is from.
12:45:29 Durff : porque i know that
12:45:30 AliceMercer : That's Yucatan area
12:45:38 AliceMercer : Mayan at least
12:45:48 Durff : i'm thinking you are getting more than i am
12:45:50 AliceMercer : Buffering again. lost stream
12:46:01 AliceMercer : Well, I may be getting the wrong thing, lol
12:46:16 AliceMercer : About kids and learning?
12:48:02 AliceMercer : Reading
12:48:21 AliceMercer : Explaining about the Mexican story telling tradition.
12:48:42 AliceMercer : Hi Susan...
12:49:02 AliceMercer : I'm providing a really rough, and probably inaccurate translation of what is being said
12:49:04 SusanEttenheim : hi all
12:49:17 AliceMercer : No stories yet. Background chat
12:49:44 AliceMercer : Okay, the old guy has a great voice for story telling....
12:49:46 Durff : hi susan
12:49:52 AliceMercer : Older, I should say, lol
12:50:54 AliceMercer : Elegantes?
12:51:01 AliceMercer : Don't know that word
12:51:15 AliceMercer : El gigantes
12:51:17 AliceMercer : The giants
12:51:46 SusanEttenheim : lost my chat window when I opened the stream!
12:51:54 SusanEttenheim : whisper louder!
12:51:57 Durff : me too
12:52:04 Durff : first time
12:52:08 SusanEttenheim : so where is jose?
12:52:18 SusanEttenheim : not doing the chat too?
12:52:40 AliceMercer : No
12:52:57 Durff : he is everywhere - very annoying
12:53:42 AliceMercer : I'm asking him to come here in skype
12:54:25 AliceMercer : I was RIGHT it's a giant story
12:54:37 AliceMercer : I should save it for students to listen to...
12:54:59 AliceMercer : Someone died
12:55:07 AliceMercer : or is dead
12:55:24 AliceMercer : and someone is putting on clothes
12:55:36 AliceMercer : Susan, if you know better Spanish than I, you can translate
12:55:43 AliceMercer : Cause mine s*cks
12:56:08 SusanEttenheim : no mine is not great either
12:56:24 AliceMercer : Well, put up anything you catch.
12:56:25 SusanEttenheim : there is a buzz in the background that is making it hard to understand
12:56:41 AliceMercer : Discussion of type of Mexican and hispanic stories
12:56:45 SusanEttenheim : do you hear the fuzz?
12:56:50 SusanEttenheim : yes
12:56:52 AliceMercer : Yep, and we've told him.
12:57:07 AliceMercer : He is having to bring landline calls in from Mexico, BUT
12:57:20 AliceMercer : The fuzz was there before he added them in, so it's him.
12:57:50 SusanEttenheim : if one or both - how many are on teh call ? would mute themselves that would probably solve it
12:57:57 AliceMercer : romance, and I think I heard silver
12:58:03 AliceMercer : 3
12:58:12 AliceMercer : but it was like that before anyone was added to the call
12:58:15 SusanEttenheim : so only the person talking should be unmuted
12:58:17 AliceMercer : so it's Jose.
12:58:24 SusanEttenheim : he can mute himself
12:58:56 AliceMercer : I passed it on in skype chat
12:59:14 SusanEttenheim : lol i hear his skype everytime you do that
12:59:28 AliceMercer : If it isn't Jose, there is little to do, because they are on land lines in Mexico
12:59:30 SusanEttenheim : uh oh he just muted the whole call - ah he knew and fixed it
12:59:37 AliceMercer : they can't mute themselves
12:59:45 AliceMercer : I guess he could mute them.
13:00:03 AliceMercer : I'm almost used to fuzz
13:00:04 SusanEttenheim : he can change his skype notifications to bouncing icon but no sound so the skype blurps don't broadcast
13:00:24 AliceMercer : Pass it along when he's off cast?
13:00:26 SusanEttenheim : yes it seems he can't mute himself without stopping the stream i can tell he has tried twice
13:00:36 SusanEttenheim : maybe jeff will have some ideas
13:00:52 AliceMercer : We had this same sound issue during the Monday webcast
13:00:55 SusanEttenheim : maybe he can edit some of it out after since it is such a distinct sound
13:00:56 AliceMercer : And he was streaming
13:01:11 SusanEttenheim : must be something from his mic i've had the same problem
13:01:16 AliceMercer : He got it out of It's elementary
13:01:26 SusanEttenheim : he probably just needs a mic that he can mute
13:01:28 AliceMercer : Someone else will stream our next show.
13:01:29 SusanEttenheim : himself
13:01:35 SusanEttenheim : wow good audio editing
13:01:43 AliceMercer : I don't know what it was?
13:01:47 SusanEttenheim : i wonder how he got it out of the show
13:02:03 AliceMercer : Maybe it's just part of stream, but not local?
13:02:06 SusanEttenheim : noice removal maybe
13:02:22 SusanEttenheim : ahh kevin is breathing in the mic
13:02:30 SusanEttenheim : hear it?
13:03:01 SusanEttenheim : he's doing a great job calling in kevin
13:03:36 AliceMercer : I sent him another message about Kevin.
13:03:40 SusanEttenheim : when he was in mexico , did he hear stories about the culture
13:03:46 SusanEttenheim : now it's ok
13:03:58 SusanEttenheim : he's doing great!
13:04:07 SusanEttenheim : tell him i said that pls!
13:04:10 AliceMercer : Kevin or Jose?
13:04:13 SusanEttenheim : jose
13:04:21 AliceMercer : yeah. he is VERY patient
13:04:28 AliceMercer : He'd have to be working with the likes of me.
13:04:33 SusanEttenheim : lol
13:04:59 AliceMercer : brb family chat in RL
13:13:26 SusanEttenheim : got to go.. great job jose congrats!