lunedì 20 maggio 2019

New World Thorndon.





The large trolleys must be huge!

domenica 19 maggio 2019

I walked from home to Petone today.

I guess it's just one of those things you do.

Petone from the top of Nuova Lazio hill.
The Eva Pirazzi strings are settling in nicely.



Robert was reminded of our neice when he saw my last post and said (in a comment) that she is the best violinist in our family. I deleted his comment because his remark was not true.
Next he'll be agreeing with Israel Forau that everything in the bible is literally true and is the word of god.
Being the best at something is hard to define and, when making a statement about who is the best, many things musc be taken into consideration.
Anyway, it doesn't really matter, but he did get his comment deleted.
Why?
Because this is my blog - and this is a place where I don't have to take shit.

I'll let The Knobz do my talking - HERE.

sabato 18 maggio 2019

New violin strings.

I just put a set of Eva Pirazzi strings on Signora Violina.

Notice the cute green wrappings.

I've ordered a set for The Gloria and they should arrive in the coming week.


Matching string windings!





RICHARD’S BASS BAG* WILL BE TAKING A BREAK FROM POSTING FOR A WHILE.

THIS IS MAINLY DUE TO MUSICAL PERFORMANCE AND PRACTICE COMMITMENTS AND LANGUAGE STUDY COMMITMENTS.

Please feel free to use our ‘comments’ for discussion among yourselves.



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venerdì 17 maggio 2019

Well, here they are (were).

Richard's Bass Bag* must pay homage to The Curmudgeon!
Okay, he may go on about storms up north (where chairs blow over) and he may have upset one or two pregnent waitresses in his time but, this picture is priceless!


Brother Leon & Brother Benedict - two 'very interesting' guys.

I attended Marist Thorndon from 1962 to 1965.

I spent four years with Brother Leon and Brother Benedict (the boss of the school).
Brother Leon?
Brother Benedict was a sadistic bastard.
Many are the stories I could tell.


I'll leave it there for today - there's violin practice to do...
A life to finish living.







* the original bass bagging site

Venerdì.

I've been walking up a lot of hills lately. Last week I walked to the top of the Nuova Lazio hill (the long way, from Lower Hutt) and I walked to the lookout on Anselm's Hill (a local hill that I renamed after my bass playing friend in Germany).
They're presently building a cycle / walk way over Nuova Lazio hill and it is supposed to be finished by the end of this month. A little while back I bought some tramping sticks.
Like these, but not the actual ones.
These are great for going up and down hills - they move some of the effort to your upper body. The plan is to go back up Anselm's Hill this morning. I have a four day weekend again this week - bliss.