lunedì 21 gennaio 2019

I read an 'interesting' blog post yesterday.

It simply said, "Apostasy results in excommunication from the Catholic Church.
Just saying."

=== That was it ===

I guess it was posted as a warning to people who chose not to continue going to the Catholic Church.

"Apostasy is the formal disaffiliation from, or abandonment or renunciation of a religion by a person."

Excommunication = Being officially kicked out of said church.

There you have it.

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The Curmudgeon left a comment saying, "Closing the stable door after the horse has bolted."

Pretty well sums it up for me.

I was brought up a Roman Catholic in a household that wasn't big on religion. We trotted off to church as kids - I remember being really bored. So bored, in fact, that I often got a sore tummy through mass - I was only little.
My mum used to say, "I don't know, you have to believe in something."
In my opinion, not a hugely good reason for swallowing someone else's bullshit.

I was baptised without choice. I left the church by choice a long time ago.
I've never regretted leaving. I still haven't been presented with a formal APOSTASY NOTICE, which could be seen as a bit slack by the church. I mean, they've had decades to deliver the bloody thing. My brother Robert left the Roman Catholic Church for a long time and didn't get one either. Though, I think he's relieved now because he crawled back in and is now Mr Sanctimonious.

"If you leave, they won't
let you back in. Well, mostly.
Well, sometimes."

I had a few interesting experiences in my time as a catholic - I won't go into them here.
I have to say that there is absolutely no possibility that I would ever want to go back.

"Apostasy results in excommunication from the Catholic Church.
Just saying."

Do you know how many fucks I'm giving?


domenica 20 gennaio 2019

Gig tonight.

Pretty excited to be back playing solo violin at Casa di Riccardo this evening. It's a small restaurant that seats one but it's fully booked. It has a pretty comprehensive menu, as one would expect. Looking forward to it.

sabato 19 gennaio 2019

"Well here's a good blog!" Part 1 of a new series.

Having a quite day and already read Richard's Bass Bag* seven or eight times?
Might be time to use our LINKS service.

It's  as easy as hopping on a bus!

Why not start HERE?

The The The Guy has a proven record as a diverse blogger.

Ernest Wallerman aka The The The Guy.
Ernest calls Palmerston North home.
"The The I'm Palmy The The The The born and bred The The!" he happily tells you.
Ernest suffers from a rare writing impediment that sees him adding 'The The' as he writes. Though, once you get used to a slightly different reading style, you'll find reading his blog fascinating.
The post topics are hugely varied and come with titles like:
  • Apologies The The.
  • I've The The got a The The gig.
  • Just The The quickly The The updating!
  • Damn The The Therapy!
and many more!

Why not give The The The Guy a read - you'll be back for more! That's for damn sure.

* the original bass bagging site

venerdì 18 gennaio 2019

Blogs that never 'took off' 1 - The Aluminium Foil Curmudgeon.


Okay, it was a cute idea and probably formulated after a wine or two.

Praise must be given for the fifteen minutes spent coming up with the uniform idea and its construction.

The Aluminium Foil Curmudgeon.

We at Richard's Bass Bag* made a similar outfit (in a little less time) just to show how quickly it could be done.

Guess who?

A new blog was set up, probably with great anticipation.
The Aluminium Foil Curmudgeon.
Imagine the stories that eagerly lined up to be told!
What next?


Stay tuned for part 2 of this new exciting series.

* the original bass bagging site

Music Update.

A musician never really knows what's coming up next.

Last Sunday saw Richard (of RBB) playing music with a Spanish flavour.

My next gig sees me playing an intro to the new album by my son's band Scorn of Creation.

They want me to record some string parts for the first song. It just happens to be in G# minor (or Ab minor). Pity it wasn't in A minor. It's just a short piece but I've already practised it for over an hour. There are three violin parts and a couple of double bass parts.

Coming up in March the PBs have a gig.

Wow, that's three 'gigs' so far this year!

Well, I suppose I'd better get back to practising - the Scorn of Creation recording session is next Thursday.

Don't forget that The Curmudgeon's blog is back up and open to the general public. If you're really bored, why not use our LINKS service to pay him a visit?
Note that I used the words 'really bored'.

The Curmudgeon Ink is back in action.


Don't get too excited.

The grumpy old man is back.

In fact, don't get excited at all.

giovedì 17 gennaio 2019


Just drifting over to check on TC and I found this...

"It doesn't look like you have been invited to read this blog. If you think this is a mistake, you might want to contact the blog author and request an invitation."


Has Robert been getting to the old guy?

I mean, if Robert signs up to this special invitation (and is allowed in), he'll have a readership of one.

He might as well just ring Robert.

Funnily enough, a lot of the other Curmudgeons are still available.

* What the fuck?