Their daughter Ungie (Ungelbah Davila ), the complete New Mexico kid--Spanish, Navajo, Scots Mormon-- is as good looking as her folks, and also a multimedia talent in art, poetry, photography, and now as editor of her new Albuquerque- based glossy magazine La Loca, which covers our local tricultural version of the Fifties- revival- rockabilly- punk- western- hotrods- motorcycles- pinup- and whatever else can be thrown in arts and visual culture. If some of it bemuses those of us who lived in the REAL fifties, it is still pure fun and a visual treat, and our version has a real local flavor.
Apparently, the style is more widespread than I thought. I just bought the excellent new album by Alberta's rising star Corb Lund, Cabin Fever. He can sing about cows, oil rigs, and .44 Russian antique revolvers, but when I heard the lyrics below, to "Gothest girl I can", I knew I had to send them to Ungie.
I emailed Ungie, half seriously suggesting that she lure Lund down to Albuquerque for a show and an interview. I am gratified to report that she loved the album. Stay tuned!