December – 2023 – My Autumn Odessey
End November and we are hit by deluges of rain in the South of England:
Soon away though and walking in the sun of Buenos Aires – Argentina.
I get accosted in the street by workmen enjoying their end-of-week asado. Delighted to have captured an Englishman, they soon set about sharing with me:
I am down to do a bookshop/ restaurant ‘tour’: lecture on the Spanish translation of my Guitar Craft book. The La Plata act as the main band with additions from crafties across time:
All in all, a successful time.
And then more fun with the ‘La Plata’ team:
I move on the Mendoza – my Air BnB – the Panama Club:
We have a week’s course with the Musica en Moviemiento team – in our favourite spot – Agrelo:
– and performances.
One of these is inside a balloon:
And another in the local archeology museum based on the enormous earthquake that hit the city in 1861, pretty much destroying most of the buildings and a fair number of people. These nights the audiences are super enthusiastic.
Brothers in arms:
Time out to visit friends:
We began – 8 of us – six years ago – to the day. Now we are 30:
I also work on a recording of my piece Negative Earth with Marcelo and Santino:
Lots of instability in Argentina, after they vote a new President. Someone said it was the choice between Corruption and Insanity. They chose the latter:
And then time to leave: