Foro Flamenco


Posts Since Last Visit | Advanced Search | Home | Register | Login

Today's Posts | Inbox | Profile | Our Rules | Contact Admin | Log Out



Welcome to one of the most active flamenco sites on the Internet. Guests can read most posts but if you want to participate click here to register.

This site is dedicated to the memory of Paco de Lucía, Ron Mitchell, Guy Williams, Linda Elvira, Philip John Lee, Craig Eros, Ben Woods, David Serva and Tom Blackshear who went ahead of us.

We receive 12,200 visitors a month from 200 countries and 1.7 million page impressions a year. To advertise on this site please contact us.





I miss Ailsa's posts   You are logged in as Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >>Discussions >>Off Topic >> Page: [1]
Login
Message<< Newer Topic  Older Topic >>
 
Gummy

Posts: 495
Joined: Nov. 27 2005
From: North Carolina, USA

I miss Ailsa's posts 

I haven't seen her postings here in quite some time. I hope she is well.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 15 2011 17:33:30
 
Ailsa

Posts: 2277
Joined: Apr. 17 2007
From: South East England

RE: I miss Ailsa's posts (in reply to Gummy

Aw, that's really nice of you to remember me! Richard saw your post and let me know. I'm really well, thanks for asking, and I haven't been around much for a couple of reasons.

The first is work: I thought my career was winding down and was going to retire early in a few years. But then I got the chance to do some new work, and I'm really enjoying it. It's reminded me why I went into the health services in the first place. But it does mean less time for other stuff.

But the other thing is that after I went to Sanlucar in July I had a bit of a wobble guitar wise. It was a great week, but I had planned it to be inspiring, and in fact it was a bit dispiriting. It just made me realise even more how far my playing is from where I want it to be.

Anyway, I took a bit of a break. I am now back playing again, and just really enjoying the sound. Am playing quite simple stuff, but trying to make each note right. And I've sort of taken the pressure off myself. I don't have to achieve anything in particular, as long as I enjoy the sounds of the guitar.

Well I really appreciate the thought Gummy. Hope you are well too.

_____________________________

http://www.flamencojourney.com
http://www.myspace.com/flamencojourney
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 16 2011 14:48:29
 
cathulu

Posts: 950
Joined: Dec. 15 2006
From: Vancouver, Canukistan

RE: I miss Ailsa's posts (in reply to Ailsa

Glad your doing well Ailsa!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 20 2011 4:00:19
 
Florian

Posts: 9282
Joined: Jul. 14 2003
From: Adelaide/Australia

RE: I miss Ailsa's posts (in reply to cathulu

hi :-)!
xo


sorry the hugs and kisses this is more of a facebook language lol...but its nice to hear from you

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 20 2011 21:10:34
 
Gummy

Posts: 495
Joined: Nov. 27 2005
From: North Carolina, USA

RE: I miss Ailsa's posts (in reply to Ailsa

I know how you feel about the wobbly guitar... I'm going to do as you are too. I think things are changing around here and I'll get a chance to practice more often. I think that will solve lots of issues in my playing : ). Nice to see you back!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 20 2011 21:27:49
 
Argaith

Posts: 481
Joined: May 6 2009
From: Iran (living in London)

RE: I miss Ailsa's posts (in reply to Gummy

Nice hearing from you Ailsa.

As you mentioned, listening to the pros often make you think "if this is playing, what the hell am I doing then?"

However, I have stopped thinking like that. I practice as mush as I can and I can see that every hour that I put into it, I play better and better. This makes me happy, although I know I will never be able to Play like Gerardo!
The key is to remain on the right route.

Keep in touch,
A

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 21 2011 9:39:39
 
Stu

Posts: 2526
Joined: Jan. 30 2007
From: London (the South of it), England

RE: I miss Ailsa's posts (in reply to Argaith

quote:

But the other thing is that after I went to Sanlucar in July I had a bit of a wobble guitar wise. It was a great week, but I had planned it to be inspiring, and in fact it was a bit dispiriting. It just made me realise even more how far my playing is from where I want it to be


Wow this is interesting to hear and also sad. sorry to hear Sanlucar had this effect.

really glad to hear youre playing again too!

Ive had these wobbles plenty but they only seem to last a few days tops then i feel i come back stronger...hope you do too!

I had one recently after my first proper paid up gig....first night was horrid, loads of nerves and didnt wanna play next day...did second night and suddenly felt like paco or something!! ...not quite but the point is that a couple of tiny differences in each performance made an immense difference to my opinion of my playing etc...

keep playing!!!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Dec. 1 2011 0:23:13
Page:   [1]
All Forums >>Discussions >>Off Topic >> Page: [1]
Jump to:

New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software powered by ASP Playground Advanced Edition 2.0.5
Copyright © 2000 - 2003 ASPPlayground.NET

0.078125 secs.