sabato 2 giugno 2018

Tour of Italy.


Sorry about the lack of posting. I've been busy practising again.

violin protector

As I've already told you once or twice, I'm trying to memorise 24 tunes. It's a big job - bigger than ordering a swanddri from Australia or thinking about snowflakes or what you can take into Heaven.*
I'm still wondering if I should take my violin to Italy when I go in late September. It would be a bit of a responsibility looking after it, but then I could say (on my CV) that I've played in Italy.
I know you're probably thinking, "Richard (of RBB), you wanker!"
You're not wrong but think of the photo opportunities! They'd pop up on facebook and people who are having dull lives would see them and think, "Damn, Richard (of RBB) is a very successful musician. What a life!"
They wouldn't be entirely wrong. That's what advertising is about - painting an extra rosy picture.



I'd pop up in all sorts of places holding my violin. Verona, Monteforte D'Alpone, Florenza, Cremona (next to a Strad), Ladispoli, Roma, Altamura, Bari. 
Each photo would sort of imply that I'd just done, or was about to do, a very important gig. 
Don't tell anyone on facebook about my plan - this can be our little secret.










* if you want to find out about those things, check the blogs of TC, TSB and Robert


11 commenti:

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

That's a good idea and nobody will think that you're a wanker.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Well, not any more than usual anyway.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

It's a good idea to disguise the Violin by using that protective case though.
Carrying a normal violin case aabout especially in Napoli or Sicily could be seen as being provocative.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Thanks for the comments Swanndri Boy.

Twisted Scottish Bastard ha detto...

Are you going to be using your Double Bass as a canoe on Lake Como?

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Probably best not to take the double bass with you unless you wish to pay another premium economy fare for it but I do suggest that you take the double bass bag with you.
This will have multiple uses:
- you can zip yourself up in it on the flight to protect yourself from airborne germs and the unwanted gropings of stewards and stewardesses while you are asleep
- It will be an emergency shelter if your accomodation plans fall through
- you can take it to the Vatican and have it blessed by Robert's Pope
- It will remind you of your responsibilities as a blogger on this little blogging community.

In this vein of happy travelling encouragement I think I might write a travel advice post especially for you.

Robert ha detto...

"Here, by this brook, we parted; I to the East
And he for Italy-too late-too late;
One whom the strongs sons of the world despised;
...."

Lord Tennyson

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Well he was a cunt.
And he couldn't spell either. Maybe that's why you have an affinity for the silly old lord.

Robert ha detto...

For lucky rhymes for him were scrip and share,
And mellow metres more than for cent;
Nor could he understand how money breeds;
Thought it a dead thing;
Yet himself could make
The thing that is not as the thing that is.
O had he lived!
In our school books we say,
Of those that held their heads above the crowd
They flourished then or then; but life in him
Could scarce be said to flourish..
"Oh brook" he says
" Oh babbling brook " says Edmund in his rhyme....

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Say what you mean. Don't say it through someone else.

Robert ha detto...

Sorry I was just babbling...
I come from haunts of coot and hern,
I made a sudden sally,
And sparkle out among the fern,
To bicker down a valley.