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Calexico Gives National Geographic a Tour of Tucson


How's this for a cool video to kick off a rainy Wednesday: Joey Burns of Tucson's critically-acclaimed experimentalist alt-country outfit Calexico gives National Geographic magazine a tour of his town.

He plays a song in Solar Culture, takes the crew by Cafe Poca Cosa and talks about the spirit of community and low overhead that makes the city such a hotbed for artistic creation. All in all, Burns does a pretty excellent job of explaining the town's appeal and also, inadvertently, demonstrating why it'd be pretty difficult to replicate that success in the Valley, despite our massive advantage in resources.

Still, let's say we got NG to send a crew out here to shoot one of these... who would you want doing the interview?

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Martin Cizmar
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