Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday music: "Cantes Por Bulerias," Paco Pena

Now we'll move south, stylistically — and I don't mean America's southern states.

Stirring flamenco style playing, from Paco Peña.


NoLongerBlind said...


Stirring is right!

Brad Williams said...

I'm such a weirdo. I'm watching and all I can think about are how creepy his thumb nail is, and I'm also thinking about how spooky it would be to shake his hand with those big nails.

Maybe I have some sort of man with big fingernail phobia.

JackW said...

Aw yes, glue on the fingernails. Brings back memories that are not pretty. Now when my fingernail breaks, I just let it grow back again.

Nails are preferable on nylons strings, creepy or not.

I enjoyed this and have a new found admiration for the art of clapping. Thanks Dan.

DJP said...

Yep; I have a very good sense of rhythm, but that counterpoint-clapping would be very difficult.

Merrilee Stevenson said...

While the guitar playing is impressive, I was more mesmerized by the clapping! And for some strange reason, remembered a comment I heard many years ago from an elderly woman sitting in the pew in front of me after a "worship team" encouraged clapping during the worship service (we were prolly singing "He has made me glad" or some such happy song):

"When I hear clapping, all I hear is a fleshly sound."

Some people just don't get it. I found it amusing though, and love quoting it just for fun.

Susan said...

1. LOL, Merrilee. Fleshly sound, indeed. One can expect no less from sounds that our fleshly palms make. ;)

2. I love the little blurbs that appeared on the video as he played, about Tony Blair's nails and such! Too funny. :)

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Yah... that was amazing. The clapping as much as the guitar.

But Dan, uh, not to be too nit-picky, but stylistically or geographically you're moving east. To Spain. Not Central or South America. ;D

Steve Berven said...

Always amazing, it sounds like there's two or three guitars, but it's just one guy. Impressive/

DJP said...

Psh. Homeschoolers.

Anonymous said...

Ok! Is it just me, or did the guy on the left, in the dark suit look like Prince Charles?

Seriously, though. I could watch and listen to that for hours!

Thanks for posting it, Dan.


DJP said...

Fragrance - I can see that.