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Stu

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 26 2008 4:18:07
 
jonc

 

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RE: sure is quite around these parts! (in reply to Stu

we're all studiously practicing, of course!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 26 2008 5:07:18

ToddK

 

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RE: sure is quite around these parts! (in reply to Stu

"Sure is quite around these parts"

Sure is quite what?

Oh, you meant "Quiet". Yeah, a little bit.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 26 2008 8:32:07
 
eccullen

 

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RE: sure is quite around these parts! (in reply to ToddK

It has been quiet.
No impassioned conflicting opinions. No prolonged technical discussions.
I suspect that many check-in every day, I do.
And I, and I suspect many who like me started flamenco relatively recently (3 years, classical many), have learned so many technical lessons here that I don't know wahat to ask. Between these lessons, so greatly appreciated, and the ongoing ones with my teacher.
Maybe everyone got tired after the whole foro death and rebirth period.

But...
I've been thinking about how I can't really articulate to myself what generates the strong draw to flamenco, more than other forms? I mean, why this for us? Why not with brazillian, or classical, or blues or the other stuff I imagine we've all explored ?
Rhythmic complexity, gutsy poetry, what is it?
How do you all speak to this for yourselves?

I've been thinking alot about the article that Kate sent a while back, the paradox in it: a culture where the focal point is that there is no focal point and the freedom that comes from that. I guess in part that's the cause of the amazing way the gyspy culture has spread over the world , over so many years.
Is there some sort of freedom embedded in the music that we feel?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 26 2008 9:36:08
 
Mark2

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RE: sure is quite around these parts! (in reply to Stu

An old friend who lived in Spain for ten years told me for him flamenco "was freedom" That was his definition. I think people pursue things that give them the feeling of freedom, and for some, it's flamenco. For others, it's golf. I was initially attracted to flamenco by the music, the guitar technique and sound, but later it was the communication between dancers, singers, and palmeros that I enjoyed the most. The difficulty, for me, of consistently being able to experience that, has led to me losing much of my interest in playing flamenco guitar.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 26 2008 9:53:20
 
Anders Eliasson

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RE: sure is quite around these parts! (in reply to Stu

Its been quiet, yes, and I have the feeling that the foro has never really recovered from the summer depression.

If we all take it easy, it´ll be back full speed again.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 26 2008 11:40:35
 
rombsix

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RE: sure is quite around these parts! (in reply to Stu

Check out my AMAZING buleria upload! It ain't quiet after all now is it??

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 26 2008 11:59:25
 
Adam

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RE: sure is quite around these parts! (in reply to Stu

I blame Bob.

Oh no! Gotta be quiet, he might sue me for libel

Also, . And damnit, where's the "learning general relativity" smiley....
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 26 2008 12:58:10
 
Stu

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RE: sure is quite around these parts! (in reply to ToddK

yeah todd! well spotted.

I'm gonna start a few new topics tomorrow...



just need to think of something interesting!

Stu
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 26 2008 16:43:16
 
Florian

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RE: sure is quite around these parts! (in reply to Stu

quote:

just need to think of something interesting!


not necesarely

i think it was to do with the server problems...the post since last visit wasent working, it was not eazy to check on what u missed out on etc..well it seems to be back to normal now, however its always nice to hear from different members...keeps us diverse
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