Just about everyone likes a good tamale, but former Sacramentan Ed Murrieta is downright passionate about them. Now the restaurant critic at The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash., which like The Sacramento Bee is a member of the McClatchy Co., Murrieta has put his affection for tamales to song. His "My Lady of Tamales" has been recorded by Tacoma singer Dave Barfield and posted to Murrieta's blog, Ed's Diner.
Murrieta told Editor & Publisher that the song began to materialize in his head last month as he worked up an appetite for tamales while walking his dog. "I was in a song mood and in the mood for tamales," Murrieta said. Within a month, the song was written, recorded and sold to HGI Publishing.
You don't have to be a music credit to identify the sentiments and enjoy the lyricism; just give a listen.