Angélica, Danielle, Miguelito, Lola and Subha. October 23, 2006 9:34pm
It's 1:51pm on Tuesday as I type these words. Last night I had a bunch of dancer friends in the audience so we had plenty of people to invite onstage for Sevillanas. We even got Lola onstage again to dance a little bit of tangos!
Anywayz, gotta get out of the house already, so I'll let you enjoy the pics sans commentary.
Sevillanas line dancing. October 22, 2006 12:29am
It's 7:35pm on Sunday as I type these words. It's been a leisurely Sunday. Got up around 11am and tried working on the blog for a bit but instead decided to tidy up the home studio a bit since I had a dancer friend coming over in a while to rehearse. It was a late night last night here at the Pink Flamenco (which happens to be where Iive), so I'm going to back to bed again to catch up on sleep. Anywayz, enjoy the pics--sorry, too tired to write some commentary.
Potato gnocchi. October 18, 2006 9:34pm
That's the title of a book I came across a few weeks ago. It's mostly of interest to bloggers like myself who are constantly looking for ideas of what to write about. Sometimes it is true, but it so happens I get comments from some of my readers about how much they love my food pics. Hehe.
So last night (Wednesday) I didn't have a gig for the second week in a row and it happened to be a beautiful night--not to mention a beautiful day too. But I didn't have any plans but somehow it worked out.
You see...I do a lot of gigs with dancers and little dancer accessories typically fall off in the middle of a show: mostly earrings but sometimes combs, bracelets etc. Afterwards, they leave the stage and go change back into street clothes oftentimes forgetting to pick up the things that fell.
At the end of the night when the dancers have gone home and as I'm packing my sound equipment, I notice the missing earring or whatever lying on the stage and I just put it in my guitar case thinking to myself yeah, I'll give it to her when I see her again. Well weeks or months pass and we both forget and eventually I accumulate a odd collection of orphaned earrings and I can't even remember who wore what.
Well, last week I was at a club after one of my gigs and I ran into a friend who was dancing up a frenzy who decided to hand me her watch--I don't know. The music was loud. I didn't ask any questions. She just handed it to me and I put it in my pocket. Hours later I got home and guess what happened. Yup...as I was emptying pockets I found the watch and this time I remembered who the owner was.
Long story short, last night I called up this friend telling her that I was free to meet up and return her watch and ended up getting dinner at an outdoor cafe and enjoying some delicious food on this beatiful night...
October 13, 2006 (photo courtesy of Nora López)
This past Friday was another case where I was unable to attend a special show here in the DC area. Why? Cuz I was performing that same night--that's one of the disadvantages of being a busy flamenco! Anywayz, Nora López was kind enough to send me some pics. Enjoy!
The Jerez de La Frontera group included singer Rocio Soto, saxophonist/percussionist Alejandro Galdon, singer/guitarist José Galvez, dancers Juan del Valle and Nora López. The performance took place at Tutto Bene restaurant in Arlington.
October 16, 2006 3:40pm
It's 5:50am on Tuesday as I type these words. Last night at Citron was a blast! Of course, it's always fun, but every now and then, all the essential elements fall together in such a way that it's just right performance-wise and hanging-out-with-da-friends-afterwards-wise. I certainly helped that I was in a good mood--but you know me, if I'm hungry I get cranky.
So yesterday afternoon, I had to go first to Virginia to pick up my sound system at Tapeo (where I performed Saturday night). Along the way, I stopped by Pho 75 in Arlington for a quick but satisfying lunch--I had been craving pho since last week.
It's just noodle soup, right? But the way they make at this place, makes it worth the trip. Checkout the pics...