The dusty cello
Couldn't come up with lyrics today and I wanna get to bed at a reasonable hour for once, so here is proof that the cello in the background of my videos isn't just a prop Cello is dusty and I am rusty. Like haven't touched it in weeks/months kinda rusty. Real cellists, please don't judge my technique or lack thereof :P
I had a brief but passionate affair with the cello. Picked it up at the ripe old age of 27, got deeply obsessed for a few years, joined community bands and orchestras. Then singer-songwritering took over. It's an instrument that demands physical and mental rigour... which is why I've mostly abandoned it now But there's still a place in my heart for my old flame. Both the instrument itself and playing in groups taught me a new kind of listening, for pitch and phrasing, for layers in arrangements, for timbre and tone. That may not come through in my playing, but it certainly has influenced the way I approach voice, which came after the cello.
lalala going to bed before 2am lalalala
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