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Too Talkative Or Too Silent? Here’s What Your Zodiac Says About The Kind Of Drunk You Are

Let’s face it: sometimes when you’ve had one too may drinks, you’ve done some things that you may not be proud of. Heck, we’ve all been there! We also know that it’s hard to know just exactly what you’re like when you are walking on the tipsy side of life. After all, you’re a bit distracted with that thing we call “alcohol”. That’s why we’ve consulted your zodiac. Guys and girls, prepare yourselves, because we know just how much trouble you get up to once you’ve started drinking. Read on to find out what kind of zodiac drunk you are!

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

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Aries girls: Aries ladies, you don’t need to drink to get in touch with your spitfire attitude. But, when you do start to drink, you really know how to turn up the heat! Partying with you is intense. You’re the kind of babe who will proudly down the strongest drink at the club … and then force your amigos to do the same! Your fiery temper can get the best of you once you’ve had one too many. Your fellow partygoers better watch out!

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Aries guys: Drinks with friends always turns into drinks with games when an Aries man like you gets your way. It doesn’t matter if it is King’s Cup, Strip Poker, or Beer Pong, you’re up for any challenge. And let’s face it, even if you’re short of props, you’re happy to turn anything into a drinking game! This is when your competitive side sees the light of day, so don’t be surprised if you wake up with one hell of a hangover.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

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Taurus girls: One of the worst things you could do as a drunk Taurus lady is go to the club. It’s not that you’re a bad person to take to the club, per se. But, your klutziness turns the whole thing into a disaster! Heels plus alcohol plus stairs plus dancing just equals one messy time. Doubtless, you’ll be the babe who will be barefoot by the end of the night, clutching at her heels. Maybe pack some flats when you go out next time!

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Taurus guys: Your scene is a quiet drink with your friends, usually at your local. You really begin to connect with your down-to-earth self once you’ve had a few beers. You’re probably the best sign of the zodiac to have as a drinking buddy, since you are just so easygoing. You like to have a good laugh when you’re drunk, and your friends know that they won’t have a care in the world once they’ve started drinking with you.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

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Gemini girls: Did someone say chatterbox? Gemini ladies, you know how to talk the ears off of anyone and everyone once you’ve had a few Caronas. When you start to get a little messy, that’s when you also start to get really sentimental. No one says “I love you,” quite like a drunk Gemini to her friends. It’s entirely likely that you’ll start crying at some point, because it’s hard to handle that much emotion after you’ve been drinking all night!

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Gemini guys: Gemini is the sign of the twin for a reason, Mr. Gemini! Your mood changes pretty quickly once you’ve had one too many. You can go from happy to sad, angry to relaxed, or serious to hilarious at the flip of a switch. Even though everyone knows to watch out for you when you’ve been drinking, they never know what to expect from you!

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

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Cancer girls: If you’re a Cancer babe, that means you can’t just have one drink. Drinking is an occasion for you, so that means that everyone must do rounds! You can get pretty drunk, pretty quickly. Ever heard of the phrase “white girl wasted”? Because that’s basically your spirit animal once you’re nearing the end of the night. It’s common to see you curled up in tears at this point – either because of something someone’s said, or because you’ve just seen hella cute kitten.

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Cancer guys: You know that you’re a bit of a charmer at the best of times, Cancer boy, but when you’re drunk you really get your flirt on! Some find you absolutely irresistible, while others think that sometimes you’re just that little bit too smooth. Most of the time you’re too drunk to notice this, though, and you will instead happily spend the night making friends and meeting potential lovers.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

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Leo girls: A drunk Leo babe means a lot of drunk dancing. You like to be the centre of attention when you’re sober, so when you’re drunk you have zero inhibitions about chasing that spotlight. The best place for a tipsy Leo babe is either at the club, where you can shake it off, or at karaoke, where you can sing all of your drunken energy away. If someone were to ask you, you would tell them that your favourite drinking game is truth or dare.

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Leo guys: Leo man, you make for the best partner in any drinking game – mainly because you hold your alcohol so well! It can be a surprise to fellow partygoers if you do throw up, since they usually think you’ve only had a drink or two. And besides, you’d rather die than admit that you’re actually getting drunk, anyway. You may find that people look to you to rally the troops once the night gets a little more messy, simply because you are such a sober drunk.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

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Virgo girls: Virgo babe, you like to have a good time when you’re getting drunk. But, your idea of a good time is a little different from what everyone else usually has in mind. You need to know exactly when you’re going out, how you’re getting home, who else is going drinking, and how much to budget for beers. If anyone asks, you’re able to list exactly what you’ve had to drink through the night. Given the choice, you’d prefer a quiet night drinking with a few friends over dinner.

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Virgo guys: You have trouble keeping your tongue under control when you’ve had a few, Virgo man! Even though you’re normally a pretty reserved person, once alcohol is involved, you say exactly what comes into your head! This is the best time for you to get your flirt on. But, it’s also the worst time for anyone else who’s not expecting the vile language that comes out of your mouth! Your friends are always entertained when they go drinking with you.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

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Libra girls: Being a Libra is all about being able to find a balance. Unfortunately for you, Libra babe, when you’re exposed to alcohol, all of that goes out the door! You know how to drink, and drink, and drink. Your friends love going out with you because they know they’re in for a wild night! That being said, it’s highly likely that you won’t remember much of it. Your friends will happily jog your memory, since your antics are pretty Insta-worthy!

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Libra guys: Libra man, you know how to balance your alcohol intake so that your night doesn’t end in disaster. You try your best to keep an eye on what you’ve had to drink, and always make sure you’ve had some food and water to prevent really bad behaviour. This means that a lot of the time, you get stuck with looking after your friends who have gotten super messy through the night.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

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Scorpio girls: You’re one amorous drunk, Scorpio lady. You see drinking as an opportunity to get to know people better, in a very intimate way. Doubtless, you’re the one in the club who’s nursing a drink at the edge of the dance floor, scouting for some unsuspecting hottie. It’s a bad night for you if you haven’t kissed at least one person. Your friends usually have to pull you away from someone when they want to make a move home!

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Scorpio guys: If you’re a Scorpio man, you treat drinking as an excuse for all of your really biting insults that come out! No matter how drunk you do get, you still have the ability to hold your emotions back – there’s no sentimentality from you! Since you turn into the king of sarcasm after a few drinks, you serve as some pretty good entertainment for your friends … so long as they don’t become a target of your “wit”.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)

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Scorpio girls: Ask anyone, and they will tell you: you make one really happy drunk, Scorpio lady. Most people can’t hold in their smiles when they’re drinking with you. Your drunken buoyant mood lifts the spirits (Punintended) of anyone in your crew! It’s because of this that you can make friends easily when you’re drinking, and it’s not uncommon for you to wake up the next day with a bunch of new friends on Facebook. The main problem you face is trying to remember who is who in the sober light of day!

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Scorpio guys: You’re spontaneous to a fault when you drink, Sagittarius! Since you lose all of your inhibitions, this can lead to some pretty stupid behaviour … and a lot of laughs from your friends. But, sometimes your “carefree” attitude can turn into “careless” pretty quickly, especially when you’re talking to people who don’t know you very well. Yes, you may offend people. Most of the time, though, these people will catch onto the fact that you’re not malicious, you’re just a silly drunk!

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)

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Capricorn girls: Capricorn babe, you know your limits when you drink, and try to stick to them as much as possible. You know your reputation is at its most vulnerable when you get drunk, and so you try your hardest to stay away from Facebook and Instagram once you’ve had a few! It’s because of this that you rarely embarrass yourself when you’re drinking. That being said, you have the ability to drink all of your friends under the table!

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Capricorn guys: Your ego grows with each drink that you have, Capricorn man! You can’t stand to be bested when it comes to drinking games. For you, drinking games are not about making others drink, or about trying to drink as much as possible. It’s about the challenge and joy of winning. Your friends know that you’re a competitive drunk, and can’t help but egg you on. Then again, everyone wants to be on your team when it comes time to play billiards!

Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)

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Aquarius girls: The one who’s surrounded by people in the bar while she tells some outrageous story? That’s you, Aquarius babe. You take on the role of the entertainer when you’ve had a few drinks, and it shows. Drinking really brings out your goofiness and charm, and you make friends easily because of it. Lots of people gravitate towards a drunk Aquarius like you, since you are super welcoming, and a conversationalist at heart. That being said, your tendency towards exaggeration can sometimes make you a bit of a dramatic drunk!

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Aquarius guys: Aquarius man, you’re stuck balancing your drink with a camera most of the time when you’re out partying! Your passion for the ‘gram makes you the most memorable of partygoers, and others enjoy the fact that you like having fun with the photos you take. You know that even if you do happen to have too many drinks, you’ll still have plenty of memories of the night on camera!

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

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Pisces girls: Pieces lady, you’re without a doubt the star sign that inevitably spends the end of the night in tears. You’re an emotional drunk because you care so deeply about the people around you. If anyone asks about the waterworks, though, you’ll say that it’s “nothing” and take another swig of your beer. If you haven’t already, it’s probably time you invested in some waterproof mascara and makeup setting spray.

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Pisces guys: Let’s face it: everyone knows that if they go partying with a Pisces man, they’re going to have a wild time. A drunk Pisces man is one hell of a messy Pisces man. You’re a party animal, and as far as you’re concerned, any excuse to get another drink is a good enough excuse for you. You’re a daring drunk, and you like to spend your time dancing the night away with your most risky moves. It’s not uncommon to see you passed out by the end the party.

So did you see your drunk self in your zodiac? Whether you did or not, remember: no matter what your zodiac says, always drink responsibly! If you like what you’ve read, click the Facebook icon above to see more content like this.

 

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This Artist Has Been Breaking Barriers As A Non-Traditional Mariachi

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This Artist Has Been Breaking Barriers As A Non-Traditional Mariachi

On a recent episode of ABC’s game show To Tell The Truth, three celebrity panelists were tasked to uncover the identity of a real mariachi singer.

Each contender embodied “non-traditional” attributes of mariachi culture either through physical appearance or language barriers, leaving the panelists stumped.

When it came time for the big reveal, with a humble smile 53-year-old Timoteo “El Charro Negro” stood up wowing everyone. Marveled by his talents, Timoteo was asked to perform unveiling his smooth baritone voice.

While not a household name in the U.S., his career spans over 25 years thriving on the catharsis of music.

Timoteo “El Charro Negro” performing “Chiquilla Linda” on Dante Night Show in 2017.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Timoteo, born Timothy Pollard, moved to Long Beach, California with his family when he was eight years old. The move to California exposed Pollard to Latin culture, as the only Black family in a Mexican neighborhood.

As a child, he recalled watching Cantinflas because he reminded him of comedian Jerry Lewis, but musically he “got exposed to the legends by chance.”

“I was bombarded by all the 1960s, ’70s, and ’50s ranchera music,” Timoteo recalls to mitú.

The unequivocal passion mariachi artists like Javier Solis and Vicente Fernandez possessed heavily resonated with him.

“[The neighbors] always played nostalgic music, oldies but goodies, and that’s one thing I noticed about Mexicans,” Timoteo says. “They can be in their 20s but because they’ve grown up listening to the oldies it’s still very dear to them. That’s how they party.”

For as long as he can remember, Pollard “was born with the genetic disposition to love music,” knowing that his future would align with the arts.

After hearing Vicente Fernandez sing “Lástima Que Seas Ajena,” an awakening occurred in Pollard. While genres like hip-hop and rap were on the rise, Pollard’s passion for ranchera music grew. It was a moment when he realized that this genre best suited his big voice.

Enamored, Pollard began to pursue a career as a Spanish-language vocalist.

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At 28, Timoteo began learning Spanish by listening and singing along to those artists he adored in his youth.

“When I decided that I wanted to be a mariachi, I didn’t think it was fair to exploit the culture and not understand the language,” he says. “If I’m going to sing, I need to be able to communicate with my audience and engage with them. I need to understand what I’m saying because it was about honor and respect.”

Pollard began performing local gigs after picking up the language in a matter of months. He soon attracted the attention of “Big Boy” Radio that adorned him the name Timoteo “El Charro Negro.”

Embellishing his sound to highlight his Black heritage, Pollard included African instruments like congas and bongos in his orchestra. Faintly putting his own spin on a niche genre, Pollard avoided over-saturating the genre’s sound early in his career.

Embraced by his community as a beloved mariachi, “El Charro Negro” still encountered race-related obstacles as a Black man in the genre.

“There are those [in the industry] who are not in the least bit thrilled to this day. They won’t answer my phone calls, my emails, my text messages I’ve sent,” he says. “The public at large hasn’t a problem with it, but a lot of the time it’s those at the helm of decision making who want to keep [the genre] exclusively Mexican.”

“El Charro Negro” persisted, slowly attracting fans worldwide while promoting a message of harmony through his music.

In 2007, 12 years into his career, Pollard received a golden ticket opportunity.

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Pollard (left) seen with legendary Mexican artist Vicente Fernandez (right) in 2007. Photo courtesy of Timothy Pollard.

In a by-chance encounter with a stagehand working on Fernandez’s tour, Pollard was offered the chance to perform onstage. The singer was skeptical that the offer was legit. After all, what are the chances?

The next day Pollard went to his day job at the time and said, “a voice in my head, which I believe was God said, ‘wear your blue velvet traje tonight.'”

That evening Pollard went to a sold-out Stockton Area where he met his idol. As he walked on the stage, Pollard recalls Fernandez insisting that he use his personal mic and band to perform “De Que Manera Te Olvido.”

“[Fernandez] said he did not even want to join me,” he recollects about the show. “He just was kind and generous enough to let me sing that song on his stage with his audience.”

The crowd applauded thunderously, which for Pollard was a sign of good things to come.

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Timoteo “El Charro Negro” with Don Francisco on Don Francisco Presenta in 2011. Photo courtesy of Timothy Pollard.

In 2010, he released his debut album “Me Regalo Contigo.” In perfect Spanish, Pollard sings with great conviction replicating the soft tones of old-school boleros.

Unraveling the rollercoaster of relationships, heart-wrenchingly beautiful ballads like “Me Regalo Contigo” and “Celos” are his most streamed songs. One hidden gem that has caught the listener’s attention is “El Medio Morir.”

As soon as the track begins it is unlike the others. Timoteo delivers a ’90s R&B love ballad in Spanish, singing with gumption as his riffs and belts encapsulate his unique sound and story.

Having appeared on shows like Sabado Gigante, Don Francisco Presenta, and Caso Cerrado in 2011, Timoteo’s career prospered.

Timoteo hasn’t released an album since 2010 but he keeps his passion alive. The singer has continued to perform, even during the Covid pandemic. He has high hopes for future success and original releases, choosing to not slow down from his destined musical journey.

“If God is with me, who can be against me? It may not happen in a quick period of time, but God will make my enemies my footstool,” he said.

“I’ve continued to be successful and do some of the things I want to do; maybe not in a particular way or in particular events, but I live in a very happy and fulfilled existence.”

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Exclusive: Luis Fonsi Talks Working with Rauw Alejandro, Christina Aguilera, and Demi Lovato

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Exclusive: Luis Fonsi Talks Working with Rauw Alejandro, Christina Aguilera, and Demi Lovato

Luis Fonsi is kicking off 2021 with a new single. The Puerto Rican superstar premiered the music video for “Vacío” on Feb. 18 featuring rising Boricua singer Rauw Alejandro. The guys put a new spin on the classic “A Puro Dolor” by Son By Four.

Luis Fonsi throws it back to his románticas.

“I called Omar Alfanno, the writer of ‘A Puro Dolo,’ who is a dear friend,” Fonsi tells Latido Music. “I told him what my idea was [with ‘Vacío’] and he loved it. He gave me his blessing, so I wrote a new song around a few of those lines from ‘A Puro Dolor’ to bring back that nostalgia of those old romantic tunes that have been a part of my career as well. It’s a fresh production. It sounds like today, but it has that DNA of a true, old-school ballad.”

The world got to know Luis Fonsi through his global smash hit “Despacito” with Daddy Yankee in 2017. The remix with Canadian pop star Justin Bieber took the song to new heights. That was a big moment in Fonsi’s music career that spans over 20 years.

There’s more to Fonsi than “Despacito.”

Fonsi released his first album, the fittingly-titled Comenzaré, in 1998. While he was on the come-up, he got the opportunity of a lifetime to feature on Christina Aguilera’s debut Latin album Mi Reflejo in 2000. The two collaborated on “Si No Te Hubiera Conocido.” Luis Fonsi scored multiple Billboard Hot Latin Songs No. 1s in the years that followed and one of the biggest hits was “No Me Doy Por Vencido” in 2008. That was his career-defining romantic ballad.

“Despacito” remains the second most-viewed music video on YouTube with over 7.2 billion views. The hits did not stop there. Later in 2017, he teamed up with Demi Lovato for “Échame La Culpa,” which sits impressively with over 2 billion views.

He’s also appearing on The Voice next month.

Not only is Fonsi working on his new album, but also he’s giving advice to music hopefuls for the new season of The Voice that’s premiering on March 1. Kelly Clarkson tapped him as her Battle Advisor. In an exclusive interview, Fonsi talked with us about “Vacío,” The Voice, and a few of his greatest hits.

What was the experience like to work with Rauw Alejandro for “Vacío”?

Rauw is cool. He’s got that fresh sound. Great artist. Very talented. Amazing onstage. He’s got that great tone and delivery. I thought he had the perfect voice to fit with my voice in this song. We had talked about working together for awhile and I thought that this was the perfect song. He really is such a star. What he’s done in the last couple of years has been amazing. I love what he brought to the table on this song.

Now I want to go through some of your greatest hits. Do you remember working with Christina Aguilera for her Spanish album?

How could you not remember working with her? She’s amazing. That was awhile back. That was like 1999 or something like that. We were both starting out and she was putting out her first Spanish album. I got to sing a beautiful ballad called “Si No Te Hubiera Conocido.” I got to work with her in the studio and see her sing in front of the mic, which was awesome. She’s great. One of the best voices out there still to this day.

What’s one of your favorite memories of “No Me Doy Por Vencido”?

“No Me Doy Por Vencido” is one of the biggest songs in my career. I think it’s tough to narrow it down just to one memory. I think in general the message of the song is what sticks with me. The song started out as a love song, but it turned into an anthem of hope. We’ve used the song for different important events and campaigns. To me, that song has such a powerful message. It’s bigger than just a love song. It’s bringing hope to people. It’s about not giving up. To be able to kind of give [people] hope through a song is a lot more powerful than I would’ve ever imagined. It’s a very special song.

I feel the message is very relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic we’re living through.

Oh yeah! I wrote that song a long time ago with Claudia Brant, and during the first or second month of the lockdown when we were all stuck at home, we did a virtual writing session and we rewrote “No Me Doy Por Vencido.” Changing the lyrics, kind of adjusting them to this situation that we’re living now. I haven’t recorded it. I’ll do something with it eventually. It’s really cool. It still talks about love. It talks about reuniting. Like the light at the end of the tunnel. It has the hope and love backbone, but it has to do a lot with what we’re going through now.

What do you think of the impact “Despacito” made on the industry?

It’s a blessing to be a part of something so big. Again, it’s just another song. We write these songs and the moment you write them, you don’t really know what’s going to happen with them. Or sometimes you run into these surprises like “Despacito” where it becomes a global phenomenon. It goes No. 1 in places where Spanish songs had never been played. I’m proud. I’m blessed. I’m grateful to have worked with amazing people like Daddy Yankee. Like Justin Bieber for the remix and everyone else involved in the song. My co-writer Erika Ender. The producers Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres. It was really a team effort and it’s a song that obviously changed my career forever.

What was the experience like to work with Demi Lovato on “Echáme La Culpa”?

She’s awesome! One of the coolest recording sessions I’ve ever been a part of. She really wanted to sing in Spanish and she was so excited. We did the song in Spanish and English, but it was like she was more excited about the Spanish version. And she nailed it! She nailed it from the beginning. There was really not much for me to say to her. I probably corrected her once or twice in the pronunciation, but she came prepared and she brought it. She’s an amazing, amazing, amazing vocalist.

You’re going to be a battle advisor on The Voice. What was the experience like to work with Kelly Clarkson?

She’s awesome. What you see is what you get. She’s honest. She’s funny. She’s talented. She’s humble and she’s been very supportive of my career. She invited me to her show and it speaks a lot that she wanted me to be a part of her team as a Battle Advisor for the new season. She supports Latin music and I’m grateful for that. She’s everything you hope she would be. She’s the real deal, a true star, and just one of the coolest people on this planet.

What can we expect from you in 2021?

A lot of new music. Obviously, everything starts today with “Vacío.” This is literally the beginning of what this new album will be. I’ve done nothing but write and record during the last 10 months, so I have a bunch of songs. Great collaborations coming up. I really think the album will be out probably [in the] third or fourth quarter this year. The songs are there and I’m really eager for everybody to hear them.

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