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