Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Woah Wednesday


It's Wednesday and there's a shitload going on that's making me say, "woah!"

Notice that it's "woah" and not wow?

I will give you only one story, however, of the "Woah"s.


One of the guys I work for plays cello. Just started about a year ago, really. We got into a conversation last week about how I'd always wanted to learn to play and have been seriously considering taking it up. Coincidentally, he has one for sale! How much? $800.


I've paid more for a musical instrument, honestly, so it's not like I don't know how much they are nor do I have a problem paying that much. It's just... I'm going to Europe in a month! It may be a bit much to ask for this on top of all that.

I didn't want him to see my balk at the price so I just kept talking to him about it and he offered to bring it in for me to play with it. I said ok.

Today, he brought it in and he played me some stuff he knows. The sound made me melt!
MELT! I could feel it in my bones. Then he told me to try it and sat me down with the thing. He showed me how to hold the bow and told me not to worry about my left hand. I tentatively tried it and he instructed me to let my arm go, to just drop the weight on the bow... and I did. The note reverberated in my chest and down my body. I was in awe.

Melt... does not even begin to describe it...



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Ceci Virtue said...

You're a bad influence on me! The boyo would KILL ME!

Ceci Virtue said...

@~:{ ... }:~ - He said there's no WHEY. :(

the boyo not the guy i work with.

~:{ ... }:~ said...

Find a teacher and you can borrow Vulfgang. I am serious.

However, you break-a my boy, I break-a your face.