After two days working in an office environment Robin has returned to the music room. The filing isn't yet complete, but is in a much more manageable state. The guitar however is a very jealous mistress that doesn't like to be abandoned for any length of time. Actually, Robin did practice over the last few days, but not with his usual intensity. Even he has to rest those fingers occasionally!
He really doesn't like it if he is unable to play, which is why he finds long haul flights so frustrating. The only day that I have known him not to play at all was on our wedding day, (unless he had a few sneaky scales and arpeggios prior to arriving at the venue..) which I took as a huge honour.
Yes, he took his guitar on the honeymoon, yes, he did practice every day, even if it was only for a couple of hours instead of his usual amount, and no, I didn't mind as he's much nicer to be around once he's played for a while, otherwise he just fidgets and drums his fingers until you 'suggest' he goes off to practice to get some peace.
Why would I mind anyway, I was lying on a Caribbean beach being served the days 'special' drink by the very pleasant waiters.
'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