'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, August 26, 2007

The T.V. Show and the Crushing Handshake

Contact has at last been made with the QM2.
Robin has just done a T.V. show to promote his first guitar concert tomorrow.
It sounds like he had an interesting time as the other guests were, a man from MI5, an explorer, and an opera singer from Huddersfield. (Which coincidentally is where Robin was born.)

A word of advice for anyone that values their hands.
Don't shake hands with an explorer.
Especially one that has walked solo to both poles, climbed Everest solo, and flown around the world in a hot air balloon.
Obviously all these experiences require very strong hands, as Robin discovered when his right hand was 'crushed', during a humble handshake.
This chap must have a very firm grip as Robin is also known for rather powerful hands. Years of right and left hand exercises have seen to that.

I just hope some feeling has returned to his digits before the concert tomorrow!

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