'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

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Corfu and Quacks

Maybe I am turning into a travel writer after all, albeit an armchair one.
Today Crystal Serenity has arrived in Corfu.
So far, I have had very good reports about the beautiful island. There are many old buildings, churches, and forts, plus numerous narrow alleyways, containing interesting shops and houses.
But unfortunately I can't show you any pictures.
You may have noticed that lack of photographic evidence on this trip, well, that's because the vital lead needed to transfer the photos from the camera to the computer, so they can then be forwarded to me, is lying on the floor in the music room...
So unless Robin physically takes his computer out with him, and holds it up to try and capture these images, then we'll have to wait.
Mind you, mad dogs and English men, maybe he should give it a try.

It's now 4 days since Robin's concert, and his second one isn't until Wednesday, so it's rather a strange time for him.
He has had plenty of time to practise and has even given an interview.
Coincidentally, on board is a journalist, he loved Robin's concert and is very keen on the guitar.
So he invited Robin to meet up for an interview.
They did, and as far as I know it went very well. I'll let you know when I find out more details.

When Robin has time on his hands, I do start getting strange messages.
The latest asked me if I knew where the term 'quacks' came from. (When referring to doctors)
Apparently, in the time of the plague, doctors wore helmets with a beak on the front, possibly to help protect them from illness. (The fact that they didn't really tend to the sick probably protected them more.)
These helmets identified them as doctors, but also bore a resemblance to a ducks beak, hence the term, quack.

See, it's worth visiting this blog, you never know what you may discover!

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