Thursday, April 24, 2014

Luis Ignacio Escobedo In Pachuca

In three weeks, Mexico's most recent revelation, Luis Ignacio Escobedo, will be seen in Pachuca.

Under the management of Ernesto Belmont, the retired matador de toros, Luis has been gaining a number of opportunities and striking up many fine afternoons.

People are starting to talk. The new torero is striking up much interest among the aficion.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Dirty Bullfight Book????

Pink Flamingo Publishing has announced plans for the upcoming release of what laymen in the world of the bulls might best define as a dirty bullfight book. While the publisher might frown on this term, it might best describe the content of their upcoming The Long Day Of Revenge.

Pink Flamingo is known for producing fetish books. This is the first time they have dabbled with a bullfighting sub-plot.

Granted, other erotic fiction (the preferred term) published in decades gone by from others, such as Manana, El Cordobes, The Magnificent Maricon and the dreadful La Tarantula, have all left much to be desired. The newcomer/author Douglas Adamov ir D P Adamov as he is listed in the title seems to know, going by the prerelease demos/review editions sent out, at least heads more than previous authors dealing with the bullfight.

The bullfighting concept within would make a great taurine novel on its own. An aspiring novillero is badly gored on a ranch at a tienta by a young bull and from his death bed vows if he lives, to one day kill the offending animal. Then, as he does not die, but lives,  a new goal is formed. Asking the rancher not to destroy the beast, the torero spends the next three years obsessed with killing this particular bull. Driven to the point of madness,  he is threatened with losing everything, including his marriage and his life, as he builds toward the fateful day when he and the toro will face each other. renting the Nogales bullring and acting as lone matador/empresario so he is assured to face his dreaded enemy, a battle to end all battle begins. Yet in the end, his victory is taken form him, when out of the blue, the crowd petitions for an indulto or pardon to be granted, Not to be bested, the matador holds up his sword and offers it to the crowd, as the protests mount, indicating he will kill this bull in spite of any objections. Then, as he lines up with the blade,  reality sinks in. He hurls the sword to the sand and the two killers, one man and one beast, go their respective ways. From the midst of death, new life is found for both.

That is the bullfighting end if it.

From an erotic end, the story deals with the deranged matador's sexual life, his shift from straight-out sex into a world of fetishes.

There is enough sexual content to keep those into this happy. There is also plenty of bullfighting content to make a grand libro taurino if readers can keep from being offended by the SM and straight sex scenes.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Triumphant Corrida In San Cristobal De Las Casas

On April 20, all three toreros triumphed in San Cristobal De Las Casas, showing varied degrees of success and skill.

Jorge Hernandez, the rejoneador, cut an ear from his first bull and was applauded from his second.

Payo cut an ear from his first bull and was likewise applauded on his second.

Diego Silveti cut an ear from his first. With his second he cut two ears and was carried out on   shoulders.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pablo Hermoso De Mendoza Heads For Spain

Pablo Hermoso  de Mendoza , arguably the greatest rejoneador of this era, returns now to Spain after a lengthy and triumphant run in Mexico.

Happy Birthday, Yiyo???????????

Today marks what would have been the 50th birthday for the late Jose Cubero "Yiyo"

Things, however, did not  work out  that  way.

Yiyo, QEPD

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Triumphant Texcoco Corrida

During the annual feria in Texcoco, Mexico, an all-star card brought triumphant results with each of the toreros scoring some form of success with bulls of Xajay.

Zotoluco cut two ears after a tremendous showing with both capote and muleta.

Though he proved as colorful and daring as always, Padilla could only gander applause this go of things, but still left the aficion satisfied with his labors.

Joselito Adame cut an ear and proved the anticipation of him being a figura in the making to be no fluke.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bullfight Season Opens In Juarez

The 2014 bullfight season in Juarez started with the traditional Easter-time corrida, with a fine herd of animals from Los Encinos.

Pablo Hermoso De Mendoza, the foremost rejoneador in the world today, cut two ears form his first animal, but had trouble with the kill to his second.

Fermin Spinola cut ears from both animals after two daring faenas and spectacular work with the banderillas.

Relative newcomer Juan Pablo Sanchez also looked impressive in all acts of the lidea and left a lasting image in the minds of the spectators. He should also be back soon.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Eloy Returns

Though he is in his 60's, Mexican figura Eloy Cavazos has announced his plans to return to the bullring yet again.

In the past, Cavazos has made so many retirements and returns he is scarcely taken seriously when he does his farewells.

Over the past decades, few Mexican stars have captivated the crowd like this 5 foot/three inch tall matador. Tijuana, Juarez, Piedras Negras, Guadalajara, Aguascalientes, Mexico City and even Madrid have been scenes for outstanding triumphs.

Cavazos has especially been known for his skill with the sword.