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Trojina

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I wonder how it feels to have a crowd singing along just to your playing ?

16 ish ?



To me for some reason anything Freddie Mercury is hex 1 not in the butch sense but the untiring energy and just who he was on stage or something
 

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Moss Elk - yes, I like, thank you. Mostly I'm entranced by the 'cellist's complete security with that strap - I've forgotten what they're called, but Tiger should have one.

Trojina - maybe a bit of 16 to Freddie as well? There's fragility along with the energy. As for how it feels... well, a bit frustrating when they depart at a different speed, because if I go with them I'll be parting company with the rest of the orchestra, which is officially a Bad Idea. Apart from that, it makes the whole thing a lot less scary than if every note were falling into a hushed silence.

(Hm - 'mildly frustrated but not nearly as terrified as I might have expected' - can you tell I'm not a soloist by nature?)
 

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But would they have sung if it wasn't you playing the cello ?

I don't know. I tend to think not.

Perhaps you are a natural crowd gatherer without knowing it ? I mean you gathered quite a sizable crowd here without leaving your house.
 

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Believe me, they were singing anyway. They sang along with gusto to Prokofiev, for crying out loud, and were singing, 'We love you 'cello, we do' to Tiger during the soundcheck. Bless'em.
 

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Bless them and the beers they'd consumed, most likely. (Which, of course, takes nothing away from the deservedness of various 'cellists, orchestras, and crowd-gatherers.)


(See that, I have finally learned to write "'cello" with an " ' ".)





(By the way, who is Tiger? Is he a member of your orchestra? Does he have a YouTube channel? Etc.?)
 

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Tiger is a smidgen too young (at 14) and just a tad over-qualified for the orchestra. He's a pupil of Robert Max (the conductor - a superb 'cellist who teaches at the Royal Academy, which makes playing solos under his nose not at all embarrassing) who brought him along for the day. I don't even know his surname and haven't found him online, but I think he's going to do OK :rolleyes:.
 

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What do you mean Mat ? Don't lose faith yet.
 

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I was driving around today, running errands with my daughter. She was playing on her phone and asked, "what time were you born?" I told her the time. After a few seconds she said, "Oh, dad. Oh ...dad" and started giggling.

I scowled and said "just what do you mean by oh dad?

She said, "I just looked up your natal chart and your Venus is the same as your Sun sign, and that explains a lot."

:D

I wonder if it would be funnier to the Astrology folks here, since I don't get it.

@rosada @Trojina what did she mean?
lol
 
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I see you mentioned me but I have received no mentions ?

No it's not funny to have venus in your sun sign, well depends on what your sun sign is as to what she meant
 

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I see you mentioned me but I have received no mentions ?

No it's not funny to have venus in your sun sign, well depends on what your sun sign is as to what she meant
Well, it's Gem & Gem.

I'll have to ask her directly.
(although I am not inclined to discuss my love life with her!)
She painted my new avatar.
(It's me and her!)
 

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That's so cute. I can't see what it is till I go to your profile to enlarge.
Your avatars are now mood signallers - it's been a rocky road from doormat to fireworks to family portrait.

I only just noticed the fox in post 10. I have dreams exactly like that. Is it really a fox ?

Gemini and Gemini you flighty creature
 

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That's a really good painting. (Not that I know anything about painting, of course, but I'm impressed. I enlarged it from your profile page to see it better.)
 

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