Check out Dad above, he’s reading me excerpts from his thesis on Mexican music. After much cajoling (and straight-up begging), Dad finally let me start writing and recording his many, many, many backstories about famous Mexican songs, composers, and singers. I put something together for him to check out and he loved it…so now I guess I am his editor LOL.
I remember that I had wanted to do this with Mama. In fact, I had purchased a book of questions to start writing her story…did I write it? Sadly, no. I was wasting time and energy looking for that dumb book to guide me when I could have just sat down, turned a recorder on, and wrote away. Now that Mama is gone, I figure that I would just write and stop worrying about having the perfect questions ready.
This will be a fun project as anything music-related is always a lot of fun for the Torres family … plus, Mike Torres knows so much about music and he has some hilarious chisme to go with all of this! I figure that this will be a great memento for our familia and for his fans to know this side of him. Let me tell you, he is INTO this now and I made him break out the post-it notes to mark the many topics that he wants me to write about. It’s fun to see him so animated about the project and I am happy that I get to be the one to bring his stories to life — let’s hope I do him justice and get it right!