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Thread #111849   Message #2360270
Posted By: Don Firth
07-Jun-08 - 05:06 PM
Thread Name: Nice Compliments that you have had
Subject: RE: Nice Compliments that you have had
One evening in the early 60s I was singing at one of Seattle's nicer coffeehouses. It was late, approaching the 1:00 a.m. closing time, and I was doing my last set. There were about a dozen people still there, mostly couples. In keeping with the general atmosphere, I was singing some of the quieter songs, and I decided to end the set with a classic guitar solo. I played Romance de Amor, the Vincente Gomez arrangement that he had played in a couple of movies, notably "Blood and Sand," a 1941 bullfight movie starring Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, and Anthony Quinn.

When I finished, there was no applause. There was long pause, then they all got up and began to file out. As they did so, several of them came up to me and thanked me for the music.

Sometimes no applause is better.

Don Firth

P. S. That's not me in the video. But he does a pretty fair job of it.