in Valdepeñas - 1935

from As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, pages 120-121:

[O]ne night, as I was having my supper in the square, three young men invited me to a brothel. They addressed me as ‘Maestro’, and introduced themselves formally: Antonio, Amistad, and Julio… Somewhere out in the suburbs we came to an old dark house, windowless, with a heavy door. The boys kicked it delicately with their pointed shoes and made low-pitched animal cries… ‘We've brought music,’ said Julio. ‘Let us in, Consuelito.’… When we were comfortably settled, the old man took the violin from my hands and returned it with a little bow. ‘Enchant us,’ he…   more >>
cite as

Laurie Lee, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (Harmondsworth, 1974), p. 120-121. accessed: 2 December, 2023

location of experience: Valdepeñas

Listening to

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pasodobles performed by Laurie Lee
waltzes performed by Laurie Lee

Experience Information

Date/Time 1935
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18:36:44 +0100