September 30, 2013

Felina of El Paso: the Breaking Bad finale

Update: more can be found in the BB insider podcasts.

I guess there's something in cowboy songs after all, though perhaps not so much in this blog post, as I noticed later.

The Breaking Bad finale had several songs that emphasize themes, including Marty Robbins’ song El Paso, which some claim reveals secrets behind the 'Felina' title (both recombinant wordplay with the title and lyric meanings). It probably wasn't a disguised plea for fans to now watch FX’s ‘The Bridge’, which takes on immigration reform, violence in Juarez, and El Paso politics.

Coincidentally, the Grateful Dead recently released a famous concert video, Sunshine Daydream (Amazon), which has an odd segue of the ambience of Dark Star to El Paso (after 1:12:00):

Guess the show got what it deserved, a stronger exit than Dexter and a Baby Blue more uplifting than Dylan's. Here's Badfinger, and the Marx Brothers with "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" (a ringtone in the finale):

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