At last the sun has reached the north of England and we are basking in beautiful weather.
Not Robin though, mind you, he has just returned from the Caribbean...
The muse is upon him, and he is locked away in the music room composing another movement to, 'A Walk in the Park.' Not a guitar in sight!
It isn't the first piece he has written for other instruments, there's a piano concerto called, '3 Van Gogh Portraits', which is a personal favourite of mine.
As 'A Walk in the Park' progresses I am periodically called to 'listen' to a particular part and proffer an opinion. It's all rather exciting.
The problem is that Robin has another trip coming up fast, and I have a long list of things for him to deal with before he goes.
Dilemma. Do you interrupt a musician at work to deal with mundane everyday household decisions.
Answer. No, how could I deny the world some music. I'll just have to make a few executive decisions myself.
Meanwhile, it was good to read in 'The Daily Telegraph', and article by Edmund Conway and Harry Wallop. BA have managed to make a fortune out of Robin's various missing suitcases, and even guitar, in the last few months. For every call I have had to make to the lost luggage department, they have been making money. Hardly an incentive for them to improve their record...
'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