Hi Meltingpot Readers,
I’m showing my age here and my deep, abiding love for cheesy pop songs when I confess that there was a time when Jon Secada was the man of my dreams. “Just Another Day Without You” also known as “Otra Dia Mas Sin Verte” was my jam. I mean, think about it. A beautiful brown-skinned man who seemed to be at once both Black and Spanish, of course I loved him and his soulful, Latin-infused, pop music. (By the way, he’s Cuban, which explains the Black/Spanish cultural mix.) And now, on the 20th anniversary of the release of “Just Another Day,” Mr. Secada has written a memoir, aptly titled, “A New Day.” The promo materials say the book is a reflection on his journey from humble refugee to Grammy winning superstar. I’m going to be honest in saying that I probably won’t pick up the book, but I will absolutely enjoy a trip down memory lane and listen to Just Another Day — in English and Spanish — and fall in love all over again.
Are there any other Jon Secada fans out there? If so, enjoy! And de nada.