~C4Chaos: Ottmar Plays Then Talks About Cool Stuff
As usual Ottmar played excellent (nouveau)Flamenco rhythm and lead while barefoot. This time he played solo (sans Luna Negra). And yes, he gave a talk while on stage. First let me say that Ottmar has the gift of eloquence and storytelling. Good thing he decided not to keep it to himself in the backstage. He’s a natural comedian too. But what I really admired during his talk was that he managed to squeeze in fluffy things (even dropped the f@%k-bomb) without being preachy. That sneaky dude even sneaked in some Big Mind during his talk without mentioning Buddhism, Zen, or even Big Mind. That sneaky devil! Now that is skillful means!
To read more just click on the title-link. I am sitting in a nice little cafe in Seattle, checking Google Maps for directions from Oakland to Redwood City tomorrow, when I run across Rommel’s kind words. I had a great time last night. From the dressing room it sounded as if the club was rather loud, but the audience was fanastic! They listened when I played and made me feel welcome. Suddenly I checked the hidden clock stage right and noticed I had been on stage for an hour and a half. I know very well that the audience is an essential contributor to any performance and I am very grateful for last night! Thank you all. And Rommel, how come you didn’t say hey! afterwards? I didn’t know which evening you would come.