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guitarbuddha

 

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Stop All the Metronomes 

I am going to have an hours silent practice later today.
Maybe some others might like the idea.
Or just can't face the guitar.

D.
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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to guitarbuddha

i've played the first 3 albums of Paco and plan on continuing with the rest...no metronome, just foot tapping...
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ralexander

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to Guest

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I had to leave work for a couple of hours to absorb these news. It's hitting me harder than expected. And the fact that people at my work don't even know who he is, made me want to take a break.


This is exactly how I'm feeling as I mentioned in my other post. I left work and emailed my boss to say I needed a little time alone. I told him about it when I got back and he was like "who?"

I don't feel like doing anything today, but I think I will try to practice at least a little tonight in his memory.

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ralexander

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to guitarbuddha

You too, bro - glad to have an online community to grieve with

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Grisha

 

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to guitarbuddha

I tried playing, but can't play a note with feeling. Feel like a zombie. Can't come to terms with the news.
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Pimientito

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to Grisha

I cant even look at a guitar today either. I haven't picked it up since i heard the news and i cant believe how strongly it has hit me.
For today my guitar remains silent.

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El Kiko

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to Guest

Que la gente aplaudan.
La musica se ha acabado

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 26 2014 22:38:15
 
rombsix

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to guitarbuddha

I've been having headaches & feeling nauseous all day today... God damn! I can't believe this really happened. I can't believe that I saw him live in July of 2013 in Byblos in Lebanon, one of the last performances by him... I got to sit in the front row & watch him do the sound check with the rest of the band & talked & laughed with him & he joked back. I've been listening to all of his stuff today. I recently organized all of his studio albums & was re-listening to them as though I felt that I needed to go back through all of them & recently stated on Facebook how unbelievable his material was. It was as though I felt something was about to change & he was going to be accompanying Camaron once again...

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 26 2014 23:30:49
 
Grisha

 

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to guitarbuddha

True, I revisited Cositas and Luzia just 2 days prior to this. Also felt it in the air.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 26 2014 23:52:13
 
guitarbuddha

 

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to Grisha

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ORIGINAL: Grisha

Also felt it in the air.



The wall is always there. But we forget until someone falls over, as we must.. or else be paralysed with fear.

D.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 27 2014 0:23:51
 
shaun

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to guitarbuddha

I spent the day listening to all the albums I have of his in order of release starting with "La Fabulosa Guitarra de Paco de Lucía" and ending with "En Vivo - Conciertos España 2010". When the crowd cheered at the end of "En Vivo" I wanted to shout "Encore!" but, as silence filled my home, I knew there wouldn't be one.

I am also keeping my guitar silent today. Today is for listening.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 27 2014 3:11:31
 
Bulerias2005

 

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to Grisha

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ORIGINAL: Grisha

True, I revisited Cositas and Luzia just 2 days prior to this. Also felt it in the air.

This is interesting, because it makes me feel less crazy. I did too. I was weirdly anxious the past several days, and last night, I had a nightmare where a thunderstorm kept pounding outside my window, constricting my breathing and pushing down on my chest with each "bang". In the interim between dreaming and waking up, I swear I couldn't tell if it was really happening... it felt extremely real. As it turns out, this happened right around the time of his death. I'm not one for believing in the supernatural, but it is creepy to say the least . . .

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ToddK

 

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to guitarbuddha

Paco is gone. But he will never be dead to me.

His music will always live in my heart and mind. My memories of seeing him and
meeting him will always be with me.
In my mind, he occupies the same exact space he always has
and always will.
So for me, he will never actually die, until i die.

I'm the oddball , i have been playing guitar today, because it
makes me feel like he can hear how i feel about him.
I want him to know how much i love him and his music.
He meant everything to me. I would not be who i am
if i had never heard him.

You are my greatest hero Paco..

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 27 2014 6:00:50
 
Bulerias2005

 

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to ToddK

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ORIGINAL: ToddK

Paco is gone. But he will never be dead to me.

His music will always live in my heart and mind. My memories of seeing him and
meeting him will always be with me.
In my mind, he occupies the same exact space he always has
and always will.
So for me, he will never actually die, until i die.

I'm the oddball , i have been playing guitar today, because it
makes me feel like he can hear how i feel about him.
I want him to know how much i love him and his music.
He meant everything to me. I would not be who i am
if i had never heard him.

You are my greatest hero Paco..

Not an oddball, Todd. I too have been playing a lot of the day, and I am particularly inspired today. Sadness/mourning often tends to bring about inspiration...

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ToddK

 

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to Bulerias2005

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Sadness/mourning often tends to bring about inspiration...


Yes, absolutely.

Playing guitar for me, has always been a huge coping mechanism.
I could never stay away from it. Especially on this, one of the worst
and saddest days of my entire life.

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Grisha

 

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to guitarbuddha

I played a lot today in preparation for concerts, but my guitar remained distant.
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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to ToddK

I totally understand people being up set and boycott the guitar for a while. In spain the pros already doing it in the important jerez festival. I for one feel the opposite, never take for granted what we have and the inspiration he left us. He said in Light and Shade, it is bad taste to dwell on death, and there is a hysterical joy in flamenco....I think he would want everyone to party. And that's what me and my friends did last night all night, and will continue doing tears or no tears.

Even though I listen to my paco collection of recordings like a priest goes through his bible, there are surely several tracks that I tend to skip over or not focus on. All of THOSE will be my focus in the coming weeks, to savor each and every nueance and detail that was left for us as a treasure.

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keith

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to guitarbuddha

A fitting piece to play or listen to: Luzia (siguiriyas).
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Ruphus

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to Ricardo

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ORIGINAL: Ricardo

I think he would want everyone to party. And that's what me and my friends did last night all night, and will continue doing tears or no tears.


Boy, would I love to have the same!
Would be doing so good now.

Instead I am feeling just the more aversion against the epitome of ignorance I am living in. Where average Joe knows no sh!t about anything. Never heard of what makes the world´s common knowledge, lest of something flamenco and its most prominent interprets. ( Despite of the Spanish guitar having become a standard in arrangements of local pop music, without folks even noticing that it being alien element that came from somewhere.)

- Actually and coincidentally, among musicians there exists a remarkable number of guitarists around here who cherish flamenco and play its guitar. Only that I have none of them in my circle of acquaintance.
... Sorry for irrelevance.

Only wanting to say how I would love to be among flamencos these day, and let the spirit of drinks allocate it´s range from mourning to relieving laughter until morning hours.

I envy your situation, Ricardo.
Cheers to you!
Have a little Osborne for me, please!

Ruphus
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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to Ricardo

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I for one feel the opposite, never take for granted what we have and the inspiration he left us. He said in Light and Shade, it is bad taste to dwell on death, and there is a hysterical joy in flamenco....I think he would want everyone to party.


exactly and he didn´t want anyone to stop playing.

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Ruphus

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to guitarbuddha

I think the same.
Though so uninspired myself now ( rarely been as lame like last night), it appears only logical that Paco would love to see as much of passion as possible.
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mark indigo

 

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to Ruphus

Each to their own, there is no one right way to grieve. I say do whatever you need to do.

Like others here I'm totally devastated. I keep wondering when I'm gonna wake up and find it's all just a dream.

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gerundino63

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to guitarbuddha

Never ever played a Paco de Lucia falseta........too difficult for me.(a man got to know his limitations)
Yesterday I started to learn the tremolo part from the taranta Fuente y Caudal........
It helps a lot.....

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Filip

 

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to guitarbuddha

The news really shocked me. I was on my way to work, the rain was heavy and I felt so empty.
Personally, I took some time to listen to a couple of Paco's songs that day. Although I listen to Paco's music very often, this was somehow different.
When I got home I took my guitar and it was very difficult to start playing. I played the first few falsetas of Tio Sabas, and as soon as I hit the string my eyes were full of tears. Difficult moment!
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mark74

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to mark indigo

I woke up this morning and seriously wondered if this was a nightmare as I had read this late in the night.

I'm 39 years old and I almost feel ashamed that a death of a celebrity has registered this hard

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mark74

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to Ricardo

He did say that I remember it. Its burned into my mind, because Garcia Lorca made a comment something to the effect that flamenco was about death and Paco said it was about life.

To me they both are right

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RE: Stop All the Metronomes (in reply to guitarbuddha

The day of, i was feeling pretty happy in the morning, i went to class..was still feeling good, came back home and sat down for a late lunch...all of a sudden i started to feel really sad... i didn't really have a reason to be sad but i couldn't control it. The next day, still unaware of what had occurred, i made a cd of all the songs i have of paco playing with a singer...the first song of course is with camaron. Later that day in my guitar class the teacher informed us of what had happened, i almost cried in class. but managed to save my tears till after i had come home.
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