Lockdown Day 12: Fabulous Fran / Encierro Día 12: Fran Fabuloso

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

MANY OF YOU may remember our friend Fran whom we met at Restaurante Primavera (click here, here, and here). If you did meet Fran, believe me, you’d remember him. Fran is a local boy, a former fireman, phenomenal waiter, actor, model, and more, who studied at both the University of Sevilla and the University of Málaga (where he also studied law, I think). A true Renaissance man.

Fran left for Madrid several months ago to continue his professional development, perfecting his craft in front of and behind the camera. We miss him, but have been happy to know he’s been thriving in Madrid.

Fran shared a clip yesterday that surprised even us, who thought we couldn’t be surprised by the breadth of his talents. He qualifies his performance with a statement in Spanish, that I’ve translated below:

“Clearly I’m not a musician but I wanted to put myself in a musician’s shoes and feel for myself how complex it is to give birth to a song. In today’s challenge I have ‘composed’ a song with rhythm and lyrics, and I’ve interpreted it with my best intentions. I hope your ears forgive me. I’m proud to feel part of this world and I’m proud of all its artists.”


MUCHOS DE VOSOTROS recordaráis a nuestro amigo Fran, a quien conocimos en Restaurante Primavera (haz clic aquí, aquí, y aquí). Si conocieras a Fran, créeme, lo recordarías. Fran es un chico local, un ex bombero, un camarero fenomenal, actor, modelo y más, que estudió tanto en la Universidad de Sevilla como en la Universidad de Málaga (donde también estudió derecho, creo). Un verdadero hombre renacentista.

Fran se fue a Madrid hace varios meses para continuar su desarrollo profesional, perfeccionando su oficio delante y detrás de la cámara. Lo extrañamos, pero nos alegra saber que ha prosperado en Madrid.

Fran compartió un clip ayer que nos sorprendió incluso a nosotros, que pensaron que no podíamos sorprendernos por la amplitud de sus talentos.




The photo at the top of the story was grabbed a few minutes ago this beautiful (finally) morning from Webcam Fuengirola on Plaza de la Constitución.
La foto en la parte superior de la historia fue hecho hace unos minutos esta hermosa (finalmente) mañana desde Webcam Fuengirola en la Plaza de la Constitución.

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..

26 thoughts on “Lockdown Day 12: Fabulous Fran / Encierro Día 12: Fran Fabuloso”

    1. David:
      YOU? I could be his grandfather!!! We’re honored to have him as a friend. He actually makes us feel young.

  1. Fran is very talented by the sounds of everything he has done so far in his life.
    I wish him well in whatever endeavors he pursues.
    I like your new header!
    You guys take care.

    1. Jim:
      Fran is obviously very hard working. He deserves all the happiness he gets. As for my header, Randomizer is working well on WordPress, so I’m using it and keep adding more headers. I’ve not got over 20. Something to keep me busy!

  2. Oh yes, I remember Fran Now whether he is modeling, acting, cooking, serving, or playing a small guitar or ukulele, he more than welcome to do it here in my pied de terre why I watch him do anything. No nothing.

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      And he’s such a sweet and kind person. And so hard-working. And… yes, he’s very nice to look at.

  3. “Fabulous Fran” is an understatement — is there NOTHING he can’t do well? All while looking sexy too.

    1. Debra:
      I’m beginning to think there IS nothing he can’t do well. And one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever met. AND only 26!!!

    1. Deedles:
      I don’t think it’s wrong. But I’ll ask Fran what he thinks. However, I won’t ask his mother.

      1. Thanks, Scoot! I’m usually not like this (shut up!) but that Adam’s apple has tooth appeal 🙂

      2. Deedles:
        Oh, no, you’re NEVER like this. (And SG was my first.) You’ll make Fran blush.

  4. Fran is lovely – and doing what everyone is doing these days, trying to get by and finding ways to be creative in the mean time.

    1. Wilma:
      Fran is so talented and so hard-working and, also, so exceptionally warm and kind.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Jerry had the same problem. It didn’t work for him on Firefox. DID work for him on Safari. Then he changed a setting on Firefox and it worked.

  5. I wrote a comment already but I don’t think it worked. In case you have two comments from me, please delete one. I believe that what I said was OH MY GOD, as soon as the pandemic is over, please put Fran on a plane and send him to me. I’ll be his red-hot-mama and everything else he needs. Fran can learn from an older woman.


    1. Janiejunebug,
      Sorry. WordPress has been randomly throwing comments into spam again and I hadn’t checked. Yeah, Fran is the total package. One of the nicest guys we know!

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