One More Thing: What about Oak Cliff?

One of our Advocate editors, Marlena Chavira Medford, sent me this Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau video today. Aside from an appearance by our District 1 City Council member Delia Jasso, it completely misses Oak Cliff. Ya’all watch it and tell me if you catch the faintest whiff of our neighborhood. If it’s there, I must have blinked.

I hate to rag on this video too much because clearly, it took a lot of effort. And it has an original song. And that is certainly … a song … that has words and is set to music. I have watched it over and over, and each time I am dazzled by the celebrity of my tween/teen crushes, the former Vanilla Ice/Tony Casillas, respecitvely. But it’s … I’m … the dancing and the … Caraway … OK, I’m going to go watch it one more time.

By |2010-01-13T12:01:00-05:00January 13th, 2010|News|4 Comments

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  1. Lybo January 20, 2010 at 10:10 PM

    Unfortunately, the video has now been “removed by the user” soooooo, no see.
    I guess habits are hard to break. Fortunately more & more people are discovering what we already know about Oak Cliff.

  2. oc January 20, 2010 at 10:10 PM

    An advocate takes positive action to improve a situation. Can you tell us if anyone here is advocating and working to get OC included in the next video?

  3. Katherine January 20, 2010 at 10:10 PM

    Councilman Neumann was also prominently MIA. What gives?

  4. Mr. Mac January 20, 2010 at 10:10 PM

    I heard Jerry Jones wanted to much to make an appearance, so the next best option was Vanilla Ice. Maybe Rob should have rapped that joke of a song. The video would have gone viral.

    Anyway, Oak Cliff. Of course, no mention. But that has come to be the norm. However, when Caraway mentions “the chicken and the BBQ”, they could have featured Hall’s Chicken or Hardeman’s BBQ. Both south of the river and some of the best.

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