Listen And You Will Find
My brother and I quickly found out that we could tell how much Raza was in a specific town by scanning the dial for Spanish-language radio stations. We figured the more stations the more raza. Chingado, the only place we couldn't find a station was for about 1 hour leaving Califas and entering Oregon (it was also difficult to get English stations in the Mountains, so that may have been the problem). We would find a station and listen to the mostly annoying d.j.:
ESTE SABADO, ESTE SABADO, EN EL GUERRERO'S BALLROOM, LOS TERMINARIOS DE CHIHUAHUA!!! ESTE SABADO, DAMAS GRATIS antes de las 8, ESTE SABADO, ALLI NOS VEMOS. ESTE SABADO!!!
How can we possibly think this guy sounds good? And it's like they clone them, because they're the same from Texas, to Arizona, thru Califas, and into Guashinton.
We drove through Arizona where we saw a sign welcoming the locos from The Minuteman Project.
We drove through the desert and the mountains where not even vultures hover over. My brother and I wondered how the hell raza crossed throgh there? It's insane. The drive was hot, lonely, deserted - can you imagine what a multi-day walk with no water feels like?
Most of my family on my mom's side crossed through Califas, but back then they used to cross through some tunnels underground. By tunnels, I imagine they mean sewer systems. I need to get some clarification on that next time I see them.
There is raza everywhere. I've talked to a couple of Mexicanos in Seattle. According to them, there are a lot, but I think we have different criteria. There are no FM spanish radio stations in Seattle and maybe one 24 hours station on AM. There are 4 that I have found total that play Spanish music part of the day. The girl at the restaurant who wrote down the stations for me told me which one she thought was the best, then made a face when she pointed at the last one and said:
"Esa es mas para los Chilangos."
She says: "oh, Ustedes son Chilangos?"
We said: "No"
Then she smiled and brought us some free chips and salsa.
Update: I found a spanish FM station tonight.