Tuesday, May 19, 2009

'Choking With Los Lobos

On our Kerouac Trip out west in 1976, my friends and I found ourselves in Salinas, California, the Artichoke Capitol of the Universe. Along the sides of the Pacific Coast Highway, there were 'choke vendors selling the critters for bargain prices-we even saw one stand that was selling 40 of them for $1.

Last weekend they had the 50th Anniversary of the Artichoke Festival, and Los Lobos provided the music.