It's always a strange time, post Christmas and pre New Year. Technically I should be back into the swing of things. In reality, apart from checking up on travel immunisations for Robin, I haven't done a great deal. Unless you can include a family game of Disney Trivial Pursuit.
Robin however, is starting to prepare for some solo concerts, that are coming up at the beginning of January. He's also still sorting out this new recording equipment and really wants to get stuck into that before he's whisked away on various trips.
I think he must be making some progress as there are some very strange noises coming from the music room. Either he has decided to re-train as the next Pavarotti, or he is testing some integral part of the equipment.
It's very frustrating for him as all he really wants to do is play! I'm sure once it's up and running he'll be very pleased as he'll be in total control of the recording sessions, which as I said the other day, removes a lot of pressure.
'As always, it was sheer pleasure to observe Robin Hill's remarkable fluent technique: everything looks easy when he plays it.' Colin Cooper- Classical Guitar Magazine ----- 'Wonderful for their (Hill & Wiltschinsky) precision, touch and clarity of sound... refined virtuosity, the achievement of a long interpretive process.' Il Giornale D'Italia (Rome) ----- 'I loved your CD and thought your technique and performance were fabulous...' Rick Wakeman