June 27, 2007
OK, I published one quick blog this morning. Since I'm here at the new condo, I might as well show you the place since some of you may be visiting me here soon---and some of you probably won't but at least you'll know what it looks like.
Flickr photo by Magandafille
So last Friday, Baltimore-based dancer Tamara Sol Flys called me--unfortunately it was just after I lost my mobile phone that day. Ugh. Anywayz, while she was crawling in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the way home, some dude pulled up next to her, rolled down his window and started up a conversation that kinda went like this...
"Excuse me. Where'd you get that license plate frame?"
"Oh, you mean Miguelito's website?"
I'm sure the conversation went on a little further before they went their separate ways, but after that seemingly random occurence, Tamara just had to call me to tell me all about it.
Think about it. What are the chances of meeting a fellow flamenco lover amongst the thousands of drivers on the Beltway? Then again, hello?, the license plate does have my website address on it. I think this dude saw that though and still had to ask Tamara where she got it. Although, technically you don't buy it through my website. It's sold through my page on CafePress.com. Order your own license plate frame today and don't be surprised if you meet other flamencos the next time you're stuck in traffic. And yeah, I get a small commission from the sale which goes towards supporting my website.
So this is probably one of my shortest blog entries, but I just wanted to squeeze a quickie before heading out for the day. Tonight (Wednesday) I'll be at Cubano's in Silver Spring (subbing for Torcuato) performing with dancer Mariya. Call 301-563-4020 to make your reservations for the flamenco show and some delicious Cuban food. Yum! See you there!
Dixieland duende in Dupont Circle. June 25, 2007 7:40pm
It's 3:30am on Tuesday. Got home a little more than an hour ago after hanging out at Ozio after my gig at Cafe Citron. My original intention was just to pop in for five minutes, pay my respects to my fellow artists and catch the last train home. But of course things didn't go as planned.
Anywayz, earlier that evening I arrived at the Dupont Circle metro station and as I traveled up the escalator to the street level, I heard the familiar sound of Dixieland. There's this one group of brass musicians that gets together pretty often here and they usually draw a nice size crowd. I was kinda hoping against it, cuz I had my sound system in tow and didn't feel like having to push my way through a tightly packed audience with all my equipment.
I got caught up in the energy of the music and ended up spending a few minutes enjoying the show and as I took some photos, I noticed the band leader, playing trombone, was in a very spiritual state. As far as I'm concerned, he was experiencing a moment of duende. Maybe they use another term in Dixieland, but call it what you want--I saw what I saw and felt what I felt.
Of course, I was under a bit of a time constraint being that it was already 7:45pm-ish and I like to arrive at Citron and have my sound system setup by 8:00pm so I can chill out awhile before the show. So I quickly snapped off a few pics before rushing off. Take a look...
Georgetown Harbour at sunset. June 22, 2007 8:04pm
I really should be outside on what's turned out to be yet another gorgeous day, but just for you my loyal readers, here's a selection of random pics from Friday night at Cabanas for your enjoyment. OK I'm outta here!
June 19, 2007 1:48pm
Yeah, it's official. The Flamenco Connection has pretty much settled into the Guitar Gallery location in Cleveland Park. Much of the stuff you drool over by looking at the Flamenco Connection catalog is out on the shelves here for you to pick up and examine first-hand and purchase right then and there. None of the annoying waiting around for mail delivery.
My guitar student Matt, his friend Rebeka and yours truly stopped by to check out the wide selection of flamenco CD's, DVD's, books etc that they had to offer...