So you're going? LOL! Love it. Too darn funny indeed! This is why god created YouTube, for us to look back:
also on peewee's christmas special.
so was grace jones..
god i loved that shit.
Darn, I thought this was going to be about legendary local bicycle chopper Chalo.
My BF and I went on one of those Big Gay Cruises last year and Charo was the send-off/opening act. We went to the show for the whole Love Boat kitsch factor (plus it was already included in the cost of the trip).
After a few cheesy lip-synched numbers and a pseudo-comedy routine, she busted out her guitar and it became a completely different show. Her playing was phenomenal and a huge surprise. You know that scene in Witches of Eastwick where Susan Sarandon's cello starts on fire from her playing? I swear I started to see smoke underneath Charo's finely polished fingernails...
!Ay carumba, David! - This is yet another example of why I consider you to be the most kindred of spirits. Muchisimas Gracias por el "heads up"!!! I'm so going. Maybe we can talk Cindy the QFC cheese steward into coming with? BTW, I have an autographed copy of Charo's legendary pink vinyl "los dedos de camel" fold-out LP and an incredible snapshot of her mid-"coochi" at my parents' showroom table in Hawai'i.
All this time I never knew - or thought to even ask, really - what Charo DID. She was always just kinda, er... Charo. Nice to know.
Defman23: you and BF are just two of the more recent people, millions of them, who have had that same reaction. Just when her coochi-mama routine has you thinking her bra is the most serious part of her act, she sets fire to those nylon strings like you can't believe. Then you start to understand that Charo is a stone genius, and one of the funniest and most talented entertainers ever.
I too was totally surprised by Charo's impressive, actual talent when I saw her about 6 years ago.
But the best reaction to Charo's greatness ever has to be from my pal Josh, who was lucky enough to have his head shoved into Charo's ample cleavage by the artiste herself during one of her shows. Josh emerged with a dusting of white body powder on his face, which he didn't wash for days. Bravo!
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