I vaguely remember being a very small child and watching a video recording of Selena Quintanilla. My sister and cousin went to see her preform live in the Alamodome here in San Antonio, Tx. They took down their experience with a heavy videotape recorder. That’s how I saw Selena.
I remember her purple dress. How glittery the dress was. It fit her like a doll, and the way she danced in the dress made her otherworldly. Her music pumping behind her was golden. She was a real goddess.
The other memory I have is when Selena was shot and murder. I remember being with my family as we watched on t.v. the scenes of her annihilation. I can kind of remember going to catholic church and seeing massive alters dedicated to Selena's life and death. IT was a moment.
THe next memory I have is not actually of Selena, but of Jennifer Lopez. In the hit biopic movie “Selena”. That cemented into my mind and soul the legend that is Selena. I’ll write more about this movie later, but I have some family connections to it. In one scene where Selena played by J.lo hears her song playing on the radio for the first time is the same scene with my Grandpa. My grandpa can be seen walking into a fruteria, with a large white cowboy hat. My family always cheers at that scene.
Selena is gone now, but her soul stays with us forever. Listening to Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, i feel really good. There’s no intense horror or sadness in her musci, just pure love. I need right now. Pure love is definitely something Selena gives to us from beyond the grave. R..I.P. SELENA <3
I am Sergio C. Mata and I am a pop artist. This blog is about art, history, pop culture, technology, my life and my art. I blog about whatever inspires and interests me. <3
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