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October 3, 2007 1:41 AM   Subscribe

There are several ways to roam the world. But if you want to do it like a king, you have to master this. Maybe mix it with that. Or this (spanish spoken here). Then, you can bring your old acoustic guitar, hit the street and sing.
posted by nicolin (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
sorry.. I meant, you have to master this.
posted by nicolin at 1:48 AM on October 3, 2007


Fuck that's sexy. Me wanna learn.
posted by Parannoyed at 2:13 AM on October 3, 2007


nicolin, brother, you're a little confused: your correction of the this link goes to the same link. I think all this gypsy music has gone to your head!

I really dig how percussive the guitar technique in flamenco can be.

Check out Manitas de Plata, tearing it up!
And making a little noise with Salvador Dali and Jose Reyes! Of course, you may not want to roam the world. You might just wanna play the guitar for that most time-honored of reasons: to, er, hang out with Brigitte Bardot. I mean, dig that look in her eye as Manitas lays down the sound!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:45 AM on October 3, 2007


tekameli.
posted by nicolin at 4:20 AM on October 3, 2007


You might just wanna play the guitar for that most time-honored of reasons: to, er, hang out with Brigitte Bardot.

Brilliant clip, flapjax.

Could anyone else touch Bardot for that sweetly pornographic grin?
posted by Jody Tresidder at 5:09 AM on October 3, 2007


I planned each chattered course. Heh.

(From 'that' link.)
posted by bitslayer at 5:37 AM on October 3, 2007


As much as I like Flamenco, and as fun as it must be to use your strumming hand as a kind of percussion, I can't help but wonder how awkward it must be to have to walk around all day with your fingernails all grown out like picks.

And those claws are only on one hand. I mean, it's not even balanced. You can't just say, "Oh, I'm a goth hard-core Vampire, man," because they'll just say, "Oh yeah, then why's your other hand all normal?"

I had a Russian acquaintance who was a Flamenco prodigy (his performance instrument was a gift from Paco de Lucia). He used to spend hours shaping the fingernails of his plucking hand, like a masculine version of a Valley Girl. Not for me.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:51 PM on October 3, 2007


funny.
posted by nicolin at 5:07 AM on October 7, 2007


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