Traditional flamenco is a singer’s art, born in the cradle of Roma culture in Spain. De Lucia was neither a singer nor Roma, which makes his accomplishments all the more extraordinary.
The world just lost a true guitar hero. I’m barely familiar with his work outside of the amazing performances on the Friday Night in SanFrancisco album, but I’m entirely certain that the man was a true master of his art and one of the greatest guitarists who ever lived.
Thankfully he leaves behind a large catalog of recordings for us all to enjoy, remember him by, and use as a completely realistic, albeit unfair, measuring stick for other guitarists.
We made this a few days ago and it is excellent. We accidentally left the Tabasco out of the pot… but it might be better that way because 1 tsp is definitely not enough and this way each person can add it directly to their own bowl. We topped ours with crumbled queso fresco cheese, which adds perfect little pops of salty flavor to balance the sweet potato chunks. The quinoa provides such a great texture and a nice departure from typically meaty chili.
McFlurry. You sad imitation of a Blizzard. Already half-melted before you were extruded into life. Your mixing spoon; both utensil and tool. Not long enough to reach the bottom. Not strong enough to mix anything. Your attempt at a soft-serve treat pales in comparison to DQ. But, your futility become an unintended treasure chest of flavor. A pump of caramel. A dump of candy. All waiting at the bottom unmixed. The petty anger of the worker not taking pride in their work. The self-hatred for getting a knowingly substandard dairy treat. Gone. Rich gooey ribbons of melted and browned sugar now frozen and clumping at the bottom like a prize. Delicious. Christ, my teeth hurt.
After 15 minutes on hold with Apple Enterprise Support I’d been subjected to Blitzkrieg Bop, REM’s Nightswimming, two goddamn Johnny Cash songs, and fucking Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop,” and I was just about ready to fly to their support center and destroy the iPod running their shitty hold music but then they gave me Daft Punk’s Something About Us and just like that all is forgiven.