News With Nezua | Happy Anniversary to Us!

HERE’S A FUN ONE that yanks back the curtain and gives you a glimpse of some “making of” moments. From bulbs blowing to flies buzzing to flubbed or forgotten lines, you can see that things don’t run as smooth as the final cut pretends.

For the past year, News With Nezua videos have been sponsored by La Frontera Times, and many past episodes can be found there, as well as here on UMX. A YouTube version has always been posted as well, but this may soon be discontinued as Vimeo now creates a mobile-ready format, such as in the video above.
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HERE’S A FUN ONE that yanks back the curtain and gives you a glimpse of some “making of” moments. From bulbs blowing to flies buzzing to flubbed or forgotten lines, you can see that things don’t run as smooth as the final cut pretends.

It’s a good time, also, to let you know that for the time being, LFT’s sponsorship of these videos has come to a gracious close. Perhaps temporarily, perhaps permanently. There is no bad blood between myself and LFT or Alfredo—in fact, it has been a fantastic and rewarding relationship, and this switchup in direction is only due to administrative matters at LFT that I am not at liberty to disclose. But the willingness to continue the relationship remains strong, and perhaps in a few months, they may pick up the show again.

Even if not, life brings changes and we learn that the road to our own success lies not in resisting those changes, but in adapting and understanding how our path has moved to different ground because we require it in some way.

I will be taking a break from my grinding video production schedule in honor of this change for one week, two weeks at most. When I come back, the next couple videos will be sponsored by another organization, which will be noted at that point.

Big love and big thanks to all of you, who provide a reason to keep making thes, who show up and dig my work. The feedback I’ve got on these posts—in the comment threads, as well as privately—has been amazingly rewarding, giving me glimpses into how my videos have concrete effects on other people and in the world. So making these has been a double satisfaction. In one because I have to say what I say (and I get to share it), and in another because that matters to other people sometimes.

See you soon! Stay safe, stay strong, stay weird and wild, baby. Peace.


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  1. RT @unapologeticmex: Órale! New Post: News With Nezua | Happy Anniversary to Us!:

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  2. Yay for outtakes reels! And I am sure that I am not the only one who will be sad if News with Nezua doesn’t come back. Happy anniversary, Nez. Keep fighting the good fight.

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  5. sweetleaf says:

    nez… “life brings changes and we learn that the road to our own success lies not in resisting those changes, but in adapting and understanding how our path has moved to different ground because we require it in some way.”

    amigo, always you are wise, and touch something in my spirit and soul. it was early 2008 when i found you by googling (?) a friend of mines name, which you happened to write about. your work has kept me here since. it is to your site i come to for soundness of summary of one crazy ass world. somehow you speak for me, articulate what i know to be true, and i simply love your talent and style and heart.

    thank you nezua for some awesome video and especially the effort that goes into the making of them. thank you to lft that made the videos possible.

    i have never met you, but truly feel you to be my friend. most important to me is, i trust you.

    this seemed to me, to be a good time to say thanks for all you do. you are loved.

    you too stay safe, stay strong…be well.
    peace, one love, and pass it on.

    …and the weird turn pro =)

    • nezua says:

      In that case, I’m as professional as they come! :D

      Thanks so much for your words, Sweetleaf. And of course, for your support over these past few years. You always sow good energy, and I’m glad you found me, too.

      Keep on!

  6. imsweetleaf says:

    RT @nezua News With Nezua | Happy Anniversary to Us! http://bit.ly/a8acJh … support that which supports us… love ya nez

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  8. Jessamyn says:

    Nezuabloopers!!!!! Woooooo!!!!!
    That was hilarious, you rule, and happy anniversary, my friend – keep on being!

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  10. Arban says:

    I echo Sweetleaf’s sentiments! I also stumbled across your website a few years ago, and was unable to stay away too! You have this amazing ability to put so much heart, soul, intelligence, funk, humor, emotion, poetry and passion into all your expressions, that it is impossible for me to not feel that connection, and it has been a very meaningful and helpful experience, so thank you. Congratulations on using the web so effectively in your work. Congratulations on staying strong. Congratulations on one year of News with Nezua, that is indeed an awesome achievement, awesome that you are only one person able to channel your energy into producing these awesome nuggets :)
    The Vimeo vids look AMAZING on my iPhone! Eeee-ya!

    • nezua says:

      Arban, thank you so much. And thanks for your help in the past. You have been a part in making News With Nezua what it has come to be. Hope to see you around in the future, no matter where I go with things. Peace!

  11. christina la luna says:

    Congratulations!!! on your anniversary. I’ve only been a witness to your work for a few months, a FB friend had a link on her page. Its been great for me because although I feel the same, I become completely inarticulate when I try to talk to people about these issues. I go into Italian emotional overload or something. No matter, I just keep telling people to find and watch you. Keep fighting the good fight. We’ve got your back!
    Much love from NC.

    • nezua says:

      Thaaaanks! And thanks for pointing people my way. “Italian Emotional Overload” cracked me up. I have my own Xicano version of that, let’s be clear!! But I save that for off-camera moments.

      Keep on, good to see ya. And thanks so much for the supportive words and energy.

  12. sweetleaf says:

    very cool =)

  13. Anna Renee says:

    Happy Anniversary Nezua! You’ve only been doing these videos for one year! Wow! I’ve enjoyed them and have been informed by them. Thanks for your hard work.

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  15. Mama says:

    Congratulations on having done so much with so much love and talent and having so much fun doing it. I love you very much. Te Amo. I don’t mean to embarass you, but I am your biggest fan. :) XXXOOOO

  16. Mama says:

    PS – Great video!!

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