A 1-In-100 Blogger: Looking for a cat named Joe?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Looking for a cat named Joe?

Did you just look up a cat named Joe? I recently watched the movie Death Proof, and in it there's a song with a cat named Joe. Death Proof is a movie written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The movie rocks! Tarantino is for sure one of my all-time favorite film makers.

There's a scene in Death Proof that correlates with the song Down in Mexico, which is amazing, but the song itself is truly great! There's a line in it saying if "you wanna get straight" and you're south of the border, look up a cat named Joe.

I did a quick Internet search for a cat named Joe (from the song), but my query for this supposed Joe cat showed less desirable results. So I'm writing this offbeat blog entry hoping to help Yahoo! and Google searchers find what they're looking for: a cat named Joe. After my Internet search, apparently this cat is named Joe. However, that's not the right Joe we're looking for. Is this cat wearing a red bandana? No. The right Joe also wears a purple sash, and a black moustache. Zero out of three; this cat even has a white moustache, so it's certainly not the correct Joe.

If that cat is not the correct Joe, then who is? Maybe someone else can help others find the real cat named Joe, who fits all of the above description. In either case, what I have found is a cool YouTube video that plays just the song Down in Mexico, but not the actual scene itself from the movie Death Proof.



For reference, here's the lyrics to The Coasters: Down in Mexico.
Down in Mexicali
There's a crazy little place that I know
Where the drinks are hotter than the chili sauce
And the boss is a cat named Joe

He wears a red bandana, plays a blues pianna
In a honky-tonk, down in Mexico
He wears a purple sash, and a black moustache
In a honky-tonk, down in Mexico

Well, the first time that I saw him
He was sittin' on a piano stool
I said "Tell me dad, when does the fun begin?"
He just winked his eye and said "Man, be cool."

He wears a red bandana, plays a blues pianna
In a honky-tonk, down in Mexico
He wears a purple sash, and a black moustache
In a honky-tonk, down in Mexico

All of a sudden in walks this chick

Joe starts playing on a Latin kick

Around her waist she wore three fishnets

She started dancin' with the castanets

I didn't know just what to expect

She threw her arms around my neck

We started dancin' all around the floor

And then she did a dance I never saw before.


So if you're south of the border
I mean down in Mexico
And you wanna get straight,
Man, don't hesitate
Just look up a cat named Joe.

He wears a red bandana, plays a blues pianna
In a honky-tonk, down in Mexico
He wears a purple sash, and a black moustache
In a honky-tonk, down in Mexico

1 comment:

luannn said...

pretty nice! i feel like i should have written that. greetings from brazil.