Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Flamenco me crazy

I first saw this video on Glass of Bubbly and I can't get it out of my head. It's by one of my very favorite artists, and the women are absolutely spell binding. They're strong, graceful, gorgeous, and I'm beginning to sound like I'm not straight. Ah, I don't care, I think you'll enjoy this as much I did. It's almost 5 minutes but it's worth the time.
Iron and Wine-"Boy with a Coin"

This makes me proud to be a Latina, but let's just be honest, I'm kind of a sorry excuse for a Puerto Rican- my spanish sucks (I was raised by native speakers), I have no ass (I mean it's there, but it's nothing special), and I can't dance very well (all of my friends agree, but this doesn't stop me). Oh well, I am going to practice my flamenco skills though. I want to BE one of these women.

{I won't have time to announce the Shabby Apple giveaway winner tonight, but I will first thing tomorrow morning! Make sure to enter if you haven't already.}

20 comments:

TheBeautyFile said...

This is totally mesmerizing! Wow...they are incredible. His voice is pretty amazing too. Thanks for sharing!

Annie said...

This is gorgeous, I absolutely love this song.

amoramor said...

i loved it!!!
ur blog is adorable =]
i will be right back more often!!!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Beautiful video! I really like Iron and Wine, and those dancers are amazingly graceful. You crack me up Christina!

Callie Grayson said...

they are completely spell bounding. My favorite part is when they are all leaning on the mirror watching her and the camera shows her in the back ground reflection in the mirror. beautiful

Gabbi said...

Gorgeous video and I couldn't agree more Christina. I love love Flamenco, it's such a graceful style of dance. My cousin, Melina, was studying Flamenco for years and I was always in such awe of her.

Also, like you I feel proud of Latin cultures and always feel a bit inadequate in the Latina department. I have no hips? :) Can't hardly cook. And my dancing is so sad (especially to Salsa) I can't dance to Salsa. And I'm not at all sassy... I always think a proper Latina should be sassy. Maybe all Latina's feel this way??

mme. bookling said...

Oh, I have chills. If there is ONE area in my life I am uninhibited, it's on the dance floor. If I had another life, I would come back as the flamenco dancer with birds escaping my train.

So perfect.

Iva said...

LOL. I'm sorry, you are so funny!!

"I mean it's there, but it's nothing special" and "all of my friends agree, but this doesn't stop me" LOL! you can totally dance Flamenco I am SURE of it! :) so beautiful. very graceful.

Paulina said...

hahaha I am also a sorry excuse for a latina. I was born in Colombia, and I am full blooded, but I can't dance or cook. I must say though, spanish stuck with me (but I can't write it for the life of me.....)

I too am a sorry excuse for a latina.

psssst: oh, and my mom can flamenco dance (whhhaaaaaaaat?)

Laura Trevey said...

me too!!

Simply Mel said...

Ever since we returned from Spain, my little crumb has been obsessed with Flamenco dancing. This video put her over the moon!

anotherfishinthesea said...

I had seen this video before, since this is one of my favorite songs from that cd, but it doesn't get old. it really is beautiful!

Kristen Sara said...

I love them... such a beautiful video!

Tamstyles said...

lol..you are to funny...well im black and cant dance! my husband ad kids look at me like...where did you come from lady, and laugh....however, i do have an ass..so that makes up for the lack of dance..LOL...

Gabby said...

LOVE this! I'm proud to be a Latina too, but I'm also a pretty sorry excuse for one. I actually can speak Spanish...but I sound like a Valley Girl speaking Spanish. Not good.

Blushing hostess said...

It is captivating.

Sam said...

I thought you might be exotic Christina when I saw your last name! How super cool to have a Lintino background! I'm half British and New Zealander - yawn! ...and you have a twin sister aswell!!

Paulina said...

PS: I forgot to mention earlier, but I passed on a blogger award down to you!

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

if it's any consolation, me got no ass nor waist. bleh. i'll watch that when i'm back at home.

TERI REES WANG said...

Stay strong, Senorita!

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