(Sway) Dance With Me

Summer is over. Fuengirola is now filling up with non-Spaniards. And many of the talented musicians and street performers have moved on while many of the mediocre ones have come out of hiding. These are the ones who travel with their Karaoke back-up. Without it, we might have no idea what they’re actually playing. Played badly, one version of “Guantanamera” or “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean” sounds pretty much like another… and another… and another… and another.

SOMETIMES, THE GUY ON THE PLASTIC MELODICA
IS ACCOMPANIED BY A GUY ON A PLASTIC ENGLISH HORN.
“GUANTANAMERA” WAS UP NEXT.

Although the street-walking (and bicycle pedaling) knife sharpener is here year-round, he’s much more visible (and audible) now that the crowds are gone. The music he makes is not at all unpleasant. And the sharpening machine on the back of his bike doesn’t make all that much noise.

A WELL-PRACTICED MUSICIAN.

The way the first song is supposed to sound…

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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