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Ron' s Boot Camp - Andalucía 2013


Yes, definitely interested. Price it up.
  35% (23)
Maybe
  27% (18)
No, can't make it
  18% (12)
I answered Yes, but prefer it during the Summer holidays (July-August)
  12% (8)
I answered Yes, but prefer 10 days at least
  6% (4)


Total Votes : 65


(last vote on : Jul. 9 2013 9:36:06) 
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Munin

 

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 2013 (in reply to Escribano

If this indeed includes the accommodation that's an incredible price.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 17 2012 21:20:55
 
chester

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 201... (in reply to Escribano

quote:

Bring your own packed lunch

Wait, what? But I thought:
quote:

4. Food (breakfast, light lunch, snacks). Breakfast will be cooked for us. We'll pitch in to prep supper, or help ourselves.
6. Beer/Wine/Juice.
7. Barbeque/Paella juerga.

We're not picky, and I'm a good cook - promise!

All we'd need is our own room.

Thanks for organizing all of this. I have a friend who is an accompanist in Esperanza Fernandez's school in Sevilla, I can ask him if he'd be willing to give a class, join us for a juerga, etc - if you think it would be a good idea...
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 17 2012 21:21:47
 
Escribano

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 2013 (in reply to Munin

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If this indeed includes the accommodation that's an incredible price.


It definitely includes great accommodation and there is no profit here, so I am at the bones on this. I spoke to the rental agent tonight and they have our brief to work on.

It may creep a little but if we get at least 20 people, it should still be a fantastic deal.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 17 2012 21:35:44
 
Escribano

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Itinerary Update (in reply to Escribano

In addition to classes with our own Ricardo...

1. I have confirmed that Stephen Hill (luthier and forum member) will be coming to give us an illustrated talk on guitar making. We also have the option to visit his workshop in La Herradura, which would make a great day out. A sweeter guy, you have not met.

2. He is going to work on bringing a talented, young cantaor with him from Málaga who is up for trying out some accompaniment with the braver souls amongst you. We'll work out some material with Ricardo that you can prepare in advance and make sure that the cantaor gets a heads up well beforehand. Homework already!

3. I am working with Estela (Zata on the forum) to bring her group over from Jerez to give a talk about flamenco (she speaks at conferences and writes for several respected publications) and an informal, lively juerga. We will be cooking up a huge paella to her excellent recipe and you will also get my chilled tortilla española thrown in.

Starting to look good people. Booking forms for deposits will be forthcoming in the next couple of weeks. This needs to be put to bed early to avoid disappointment.

Please continue to place your vote at the top of this post to indicate interest

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 17 2012 21:49:44
 
Escribano

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 201... (in reply to chester

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All we'd need is our own room.

Double room with a smaller cot should not be a problem but they would have to put up with our noise into the wee hours so I'll see if we can get you into one of the satellite houses.

I am aiming for a big villa as our main base and satellite houses for extra accomodation.

There may be a modest extra charge for the wife. OK?

quote:

I have a friend who is an accompanist in Esperanza Fernandez's school in Sevilla, I can ask him if he'd be willing to give a class, join us for a juerga, etc - if you think it would be a good idea...


Right now, we are doing ok but I would like to hold that option in reserve, if I may? Unless he wants to come down for an evening for the laughs. We can run to fuel money, free beer, wine, food and a bed for the night

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 17 2012 22:05:22
 
val

 

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 201... (in reply to Escribano

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this is where we are so far, as an example


... will there be anything for guitar (near) beginners?
... what happened to the dance classes?
... are old ladies allowed?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 17 2012 22:51:32
 
Escribano

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 201... (in reply to val

quote:

... will there be anything for guitar (near) beginners?
... what happened to the dance classes?
... are old ladies allowed?


Levels are not sorted out yet but there will be something for everyone, whatever level.
Dance has not been decided yet and I am unsure of the level of interest but watch this space.
Everyone is welcome!

You coming?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 17 2012 22:57:20
 
val

 

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 201... (in reply to Escribano

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You coming?

I'd love to come. March is great for me.
BUT - if I'm the only granny I'm not doing all the cooking and cleaning.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 17 2012 23:18:00
 
Escribano

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 201... (in reply to val

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BUT - if I'm the only granny I'm not doing all the cooking and cleaning.


Nah, we will have a maid come around every day.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 17 2012 23:19:12
 
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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 2013 (in reply to Munin

If this fits in with Louis_B's school holidays (last week in March or first week in April) I'll definitely bring him along if veggies are allowed

As I'm a non-player I could help out in the background if needed.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 18 2012 7:33:35

stephen hill

 

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Itinerary Update (in reply to Escribano

Pleased to be invited. Looking forward to sharing my passion for my life as a luthier! I would welcome also a visit to my shop down on the coast in La Herradura, where we can also have some fresh sardines and swim in the med, (for the tough ones)

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 18 2012 7:55:16
 
FullMetalGuitarist

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 2013 (in reply to Munin

The price sounds great Simon (though a flight ticket will cost me another 400$)

Have you decided on dates? I have a small window of 7-10 days from the 24th of March.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 18 2012 8:35:56
 
machopicasso

 

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Itinerary Update (in reply to Escribano

quote:

This needs to be put to bed early to avoid disappointment.


If it's the last week of March, then I'm 95% positive I can do it. The price you've negotiated thus far looks incredibly reasonable.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 18 2012 9:23:57
 
xirdneH_imiJ

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Itinerary Update (in reply to machopicasso

i would love to come, if i can afford it is another question...i'll do my best...
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 18 2012 10:08:27
 
Doitsujin

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Itinerary Update (in reply to xirdneH_imiJ

I also would like to come.. Well it depends very much on a girl (like always eh..). If she ditches me.. I won´t spend all my money to see her and could join the bootcamp. But somehow... I would prefer to see her. I´m sure you guys understand... Hmm.. but my luck with women recently tell me,.. we guys meet up in Jerez. haha....awwww :/

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 18 2012 18:15:51
 
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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Itinerary Update (in reply to Doitsujin

There are many beautiful women in Granada, so leave your girl at home and savesavesave:))

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 18 2012 19:33:44
 
gj Michelob

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 201... (in reply to Escribano

Ron is really sending something special to the Foro, from wherever he is now… and that is you, Simon, you have been a wonderful guide throughout the years I have known you, but under the circumstances you have brought out a new and compelling side of your personality, your invaluable charismatic leadership.

These plans sound wonderful, really. I most likely cannot make the entire term of the camp, but can manage an appearance for a two/three day stay (if I can, and will, manage to tack-in some other business trip.

What a heartwarming image; ‘just the thought of it, of meeting with many of the members here, as I write it, chokes me up in a childish happiness I only remember feeling when approaching the candy-cotton scented air of a summer amusement park.

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Escribano

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 201... (in reply to gj Michelob

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Ron is really sending something special to the Foro, from wherever he is now… and that is you, Simon, you have been a wonderful guide throughout the years I have known you, but under the circumstances you have brought out a new and compelling side of your personality, your invaluable charismatic leadership.


Kind words GJ, it's really good to have your support. I'll be able to find you a room if you can come and join us for some excellent Spanish wine, brandy, a few stogies and lots of laughs. The flamenco, food and company is going to be pretty good too.

Flights can be very reasonable from London Stansted or Gatwick to Málaga and we might be able to pick you up or you get a rental (90 mins drive). Direct flights to Granada have been curtailed since 2008, but you can go via Madrid for around $300. Then we can definitely pick you up.

Would be great to see you!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 19 2012 18:43:40
 
Doitsujin

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Itinerary Update (in reply to Tomrocker

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There are many beautiful women in Granada, so leave your girl at home and savesavesave:))


If they also have a pure nice character, I'm in. I know she will ditch me.. And I would also be happy to see you guys in person. I hope nobody shows up who still wanna punch me for some jokes in past. ;) So I´ll need to save some extra money for bodyguards.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 19 2012 20:38:59
 
Ramirez

 

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 201... (in reply to Escribano

Even though I'm more of a lurker than a contributor, this sounds amazing - too good to resist. I'm up for it!

How do I sign up?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 19 2012 20:53:31
 
Escribano

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 201... (in reply to Ramirez

quote:

Even though I'm more of a lurker than a contributor, this sounds amazing - too good to resist. I'm up for it!

How do I sign up?


Cool, I'm working on final numbers and will post dates and a registration form for deposits in the next week or so.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 19 2012 20:57:18
 
Escribano

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Itinerary Update (in reply to Doitsujin

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If they also have a pure nice character, I'm in


A Granadina will turn you inside out and spit in your heart. You will only be there for a week, so I wouldn't worry about it. Look forward to meeting you Doit!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 19 2012 20:59:30
 
Doitsujin

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Itinerary Update (in reply to Escribano

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A Granadina will turn you inside out and spit in your heart. You will only be there for a week, so I wouldn't worry about it. Look forward to meeting you Doit!



Wwhatdafac?! Ok no spanish girls. Im looking forward to focus on flamneco, you guys and alcohol!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 19 2012 21:06:27
 
Escribano

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Itinerary Update (in reply to Doitsujin

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Wwhatdafac?! Ok no spanish girls. Im looking forward to focus on flamneco, you guys and alcohol!


But remember, there can be only one at the meeting of the clans.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 19 2012 21:11:13
 
Doitsujin

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 2013 (in reply to Munin

Hahaha... I´ll prepare my sword.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 19 2012 21:12:33
 
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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 2013 (in reply to Munin

So what's the final date now? March? That would mean I couldn't make it but I hope it won't be the last time in any case.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 19 2012 22:28:16
 
Escribano

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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 2013 (in reply to Munin

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So what's the final date now? March? That would mean I couldn't make it but I hope it won't be the last time in any case.


Final dates to be confirmed for mid-late March or early April, but I am hoping we can run another one in late July - it will depend on the response.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 19 2012 22:40:30
 
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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 2013 (in reply to Escribano

I think this is a wonderful idea and I’d love to attend, but there’s no way I’d be able to swing it next year, or for the foreseeable future, really.

But if things work out well and there’s interest in making this a semi-regular event, every few years, every four ala the World Cup, or just every now and then, then I would hope to make it someday.

That’s putting the cart before the horse, obviously, but I just wanted to expand upon my “no, I can’t make it” vote and express an interest in attending something similar somewhere on down the line…
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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 2013 (in reply to Munin

I might show up for a day or two. But I dont know right now and its not a period for taking decissions.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 20 2012 7:45:16
 
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RE: Ron's Boot Camp - Andalucía 2013 (in reply to Munin

I can't make it in march/april. I'd love to go though.
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