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Richard Jernigan

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to Escribano

The Texas governor's orders have forbidden punishing individuals in any way for not wearing masks. Many people have been going without them. Responding to requests from a number of mayors, the governor has agreed that it's OK to make businesses require masks to enter. Businesses can be fined up to $1,000 for failing to require masks. Nothing about keeping your distance.

I'm pretty sure there will be some businesses which choose the pay the fine.

...ignorance and defiance becoming fatal.

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ernandez R

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to Richard Jernigan

Well, as I've mentioned I'm spending my Covid time recovering from having me foot crushed. It's not fun. It's not healing fast. I've had to take a few steps back and just keep lying down. My nickname in this vary aviation centric state is Rocket and you can guess how I acquired it. I get **** done, it's done fast, and it's done right: airworthy. I never drop parts and I never stop until it's done. One summer I worked forty days straight never sleeping in my bed: office couch, hanger floor, belly of a Beaver or under the wing of a Cessna, fishing lodge, abandoned remote hanger, or in the seat of my own airplane; eaten alive by white socks or drained by clouds of mosquitos.

Anyway, here I am, I've been laying in bed for all but an hour and a half today, it's 7:00pm I've got my #1 guitar in my hands vamping in Fregian E Dom just sliding around the G string cause I've been playing for over four hours already today and my fingers are raw, but you see when I'm playing my mind erases the surface nurapathy that feels like a bag of bumble bees are in my foot stinging like hell to get out. I know most of the world has it bad right now so I'm not complaining.

Anyway I've been working this one string mostly pulgar, crushing it just short of rolling the string on the saddle. This girl has a lot of break angle so I'm really hammering it, deep pushes with a clean smooth break. I like the challenge and silkyness you can get with the fat nylon G.

****, it's back, that buzzing...

So, I'm working four fret stretch over and over again cause I can and all the sudden this shinny black and white Magpie lands on a branch just outside my open window.

The bees are so bad I can barely type on this I pad, the 600mg double evening dose of Gabapentin I took hasn't kicked in yet.

This Magpie is looking at me and starts squawking like they do, I keep playing hoping he will pick up my rhythm: 12, 123, 456, 78, 9 10, 11

No joy but he keeps looking and squawking just the same. Then I realize what his problem is, what he is saying,

Man, that's not Flamenco and your are not in Compas!

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ernandez R

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to Richard Jernigan

Ritchard,

Can't image how it must feel, after serving for your country faithfully in so many ways, to find our Republic on a dangerously pointless path.

Keep the faith Brother, there is fork in the road, it's on Noveber third, and I see a smart America taking the proper way.


HR

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doesn't have to be fast,
should have some meat on the bones,
can be raw or well done,
as long as it doesn't sound like it's turning green on an elevator floor.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 18 2020 6:01:11
 
Piwin

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to Richard Jernigan

There have been a few protests in Madrid (Vox, bullfighting aficionados, BLM supporters) but nothing quite as large as what is happening in the US. I can empathise, but I'll admit to having a hard time supporting protests at the moment. My American friends (mostly on the left) seem to have politicised the expected covid spike, for instance by showing a picture of people packed in a shopping mall and saying "don't you know they'll blame the next covid spike on the protesters". They probably have a point, but I can't help but find it rather irrelevant. I doubt covid cares all that much whether the cause for such gatherings is just or not.

I wish people would just hold off on the protests, or at the very least, that they take appropriate measures to ensure adequate distancing. The best example I've seen so far was an anti-Netanyahu protest in Tel-Aviv. The protest was static, and the organisers had placed markings on the ground so the protesters would stay 2m apart from one another. Perhaps on the ground it was more messy than the pictures made it look, but what I saw made it seem like the ideal way of holding a demonstration in these circumstances.

Most of Europe will be allowing intra-Europe travel in the summer, probably in large part to give the tourism sector a lifeline. I wonder when travellers from the US will be allowed in. It seems that you have successfully "flattened the curve", but that tail end just isn't dropping as fast as it should:



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TonyGonzales84

 

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to Richard Jernigan

Piwin,

First let me belatedly thank you for welcoming me to the foro, when I joined a couple of months ago, now let me ask why you changed your avatar to that edgy little gal?...I'm not sure I'd want to share a copita with her!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 19 2020 4:57:50
 
Piwin

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to TonyGonzales84

Cheers!

quote:

I'm not sure I'd want to share a copita with her!




Nah, she's pretty nice most of the time. It's just that, every now and then, she turns undead and goes on a rampage.

(it's just a character from the Smurfs, a comic book I used to read as a kid, with a slightly darker tone to it. Zombie-smurfs? ^^).





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devilhand

 

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to TonyGonzales84

When I first joined the foro last year, his avatar was a Che Guevara rabbit. A red background and stars on it.
This new avatar should wear a mask or something. The way she gives off steam looks scarry. Guys be safe and remain negative

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 19 2020 10:24:03
 
Piwin

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to devilhand

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Che Guevara rabbit


So close, yet so far.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 19 2020 13:35:37
 
devilhand

 

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to Piwin

Definitely Che Guevara cat. Great Leader chairman meow for a revolution.

https://cheguervara.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/6/4/13647347/3596375.jpg

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 19 2020 14:52:07
 
FredGuitarraOle

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From: Lisboa, Portugal

RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to Piwin

quote:

I wish people would just hold off on the protests, or at the very least, that they take appropriate measures to ensure adequate distancing. The best example I've seen so far was an anti-Netanyahu protest in Tel-Aviv. The protest was static, and the organisers had placed markings on the ground so the protesters would stay 2m apart from one another. Perhaps on the ground it was more messy than the pictures made it look, but what I saw made it seem like the ideal way of holding a demonstration in these circumstances.

It sure is more messy than it looks on the pictures. This photograph is from the celebrations of the 1st of May here in Lisbon. That's what showed up on the news, talking about all the security measures, the limited number of people, about everyone being static, the markings on the ground, yada yada yada. Although the event itself took place as described, the overall reality was much different. The surroundings to the avenue were, at various times, completely jammed with people, making all the security measures quite trivial. But still, it's better than nothing.



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Ricardo

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to Piwin

quote:

I wish people would just hold off on the protests, or at the very least, that they take appropriate measures to ensure adequate distancing.


Dr Fauchi and the like could never condone the ridiculous idea of protesting at this time, so he and others have been conveniently pushed outside of camera lenses as to not appear as “against” the movement. The hypocrisy going on these days is hilarious. One minute the left are cursing the dumb rednecks with maga hats that want to go back to work, the next those same folks are on the streets protesting!

quote:

It's just that, every now and then, she turns undead and goes on a rampage.


Once every 28 days or so?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 19 2020 17:26:33
 
FredGuitarraOle

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to Ricardo

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Once every 28 days or so?




quote:

The hypocrisy going on these days is hilarious.

Hey, at least that's not the worse part!

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 19 2020 17:33:46
 
Piwin

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to devilhand

quote:

Definitely Che Guevara cat


Nope. You had the wrong mammal the first time, but also the wrong communist.
Come on man: the hat, the red collar tips, he's chairman, and his name is "Meow"...

If you don't figure this one out by yourself, I'm going to send zombie-smurf your way. Careful, if you hear the doorbell go zeding zedong, it might be her.

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flyeogh

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to Richard Jernigan

Back to topic

Went to Cadiz today. I know several here have been so here a reminder of the fish market that was doing some business. The red tuna was 27 Euros / kilo. Last year at this time 35.

Locals and the odd visitors from Sevilla from what I could tell were out and about. Our favourite Vegan restaurant (quickly adds I'm not vegan ) didn't need a reservation, it normally does, and had only four tables taken while we were there. [The fish and chips - made from banana flowers and small stalks of palm (palmitos) tasted like fried cod and chips It was delicious





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flyeogh

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to Richard Jernigan

Vegan fish and chips



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devilhand

 

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to Piwin

quote:

If you don't figure this one out by yourself, I'm going to send zombie-smurf your way. Careful, if you hear the doorbell go zeding zedong, it might be her.

Guys look at it. Now we know the reason behind his thread yet another RIP post.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 19 2020 20:48:14
 
Piwin

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El Burdo

 

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to flyeogh

please tell me that guy has both hands....
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 20 2020 9:47:21
 
flyeogh

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to El Burdo

quote:


please tell me that guy has both hands....


El Burdo sad to say that he was a top flamenco guitarist but one day those very high tension strings ..................

Glad to say it is merely a trick of the light and perspective. I have a video of him and both hands are clearly intact and fully functional

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BarkellWH

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to flyeogh

One thing my wife Marta and I have done during this lockdown is cut our own hair. We just did it again today, and they don't look like such bad jobs. Definitely not professional, but "reasonable," let's say. We each cut our own hair on the top and sides, and we cut each other's hair in the back.

Oddly, among the first businesses declared to be open in the Washington Metro area were barber shops, hair salons, and massage therapists, all of which require very close contact with clients. I don't think we will be going to the barber shop or hair salon anytime soon. They just seem like breeding grounds, or petri dishes, for the coronavirus.

Bill

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 20 2020 22:04:47
 
El Burdo

 

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to flyeogh

For Now.... (portentous booming sound)

That is a great market, but I always think of the emptying of the sea when I go there, and similar. We can't keep doing it. Anyway, here is the same guy, when he was a different guy, but with the same arms.



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Richard Jernigan

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to BarkellWH

Bill-

I share your skepticism about barber shops. Before the plague I had finally found a barber I liked, whom I returned to regularly for a couple of years.

During the '60s and early '70s my hair got fairly long, but never to the ponytail stage.

I think it may come to that before the earliest predicted availability of a vaccine.

RNJ
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 21 2020 2:22:58
 
joselito_fletan

 

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to Richard Jernigan

Hello Foro Flamenco!!!! Hope all are well.

Came to my local town here in the province of Cadiz in mid November, was planning on leaving in April (I live in Canada) but "el bicho" made me have to stay some more.

Took advantage and cared for the family and made sure all was O.K With so much time on your hands got back to one of my other hobbies, gardening!

Summer has come, the tourists have arrived and in the last two days they have closed off local beaches at high tide for lack of control over social distancing rules.

Since the borders are now open, have bought myself a ticket back to Toronto.

Cheers to all!









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joselito_fletan

 

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to Richard Jernigan

Here are a couple more, trying to make Joaquin Sabina, who is my neighbour jealous!!!







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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 22 2020 10:22:49
 
RobF

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to joselito_fletan

Those are great pics, Joselito. If I were there I would be hard pressed to want to come home, looks like you’re in a lovely place where you are.
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joselito_fletan

 

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to RobF

Thanks Rob, Rota where I come from is quite nice, as most of the coastal towns in Cadiz. The place is inherited, my parents put it under my name to avoid the dreaded inheritance tax some years ago, I could never afford it in these modern times, use to be a working class neighbourhood, now its quite gentrified.
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El Burdo

 

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to joselito_fletan

Beautiful.
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rombsix

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to ernandez R

Nashville, TN today went into Phase 3.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 22 2020 19:11:54
 
Piwin

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to rombsix

Well, I just saw that Villa Rosa is shutting down. Casa Patas confirmed a while ago that they would also be closing shop, and word on the street is that Chinitas won't be far behind. Significant blow to flamenco in Madrid. Apparently, though closed, they are still retaining the building and what not in the hopes that, when the time comes, they'll be able to get the tablao up and running again (I believe that's what Casa Patas did as well).

From what I've been told, tablaos in Madrid rely almost entirely on tourism, whereas in Andalucia public funding is also a significant part of the mix. Back during the 2008 crisis, tourism still did alright, but public funding was cut, so tablaos in Madrid did alright, but tablaos in Andalucia struggled. This time, it's the other way around, with public funding still there but tourism almost entirely gone, so Madrid is the one struggling this time around, and Andalucia comparatively better off (though I doubt anyone on the Andalusian circuit would say it's been a walk in the park for them either...).

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 6 2020 23:36:35
 
TonyGonzales84

 

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RE: In your locality – what’s it... (in reply to Richard Jernigan

Thanks, Piwin. I had read that Casa Patas had shut down, but hopefully the strategy of retaining the building plays out well.

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