It’s been a while. Again.

November 1, 2010

Reminder: I am still a very new cellist.  I’m recording as a progress check.

The New Cello

June 5, 2009

more pictures

MeTube: Cello

March 14, 2009

Not bad for not much practice.

Ride tomorrow?

Hell Poem

November 19, 2008

It’s 7:16pm but it feels much later.  I’m standing in the kitchen with a slice of undercooked pizza in one hand, and a blank look on my face.

This is Hell.

I’ve got a beer and a day old shirt.  I commented on the cold and the delivery man made a snide remark.  He was late, and got the miniscule tip he deserved.  Angry thoughts continue to flow unchecked through my mind.  The pizza was cut unevenly, with some sliver-like pieces.  I’m not even enjoying the beer.

Upstairs is Heaven.

Literally.  Everything will fade: the economy, the cold, the uncertainty, the anger, all of it.  I will sit, breathe, and play the cello.  Handel’s Messiah.  The world will dissolve into nothing and sweet music will fill me in.

This is Hell by comparison, I’ve got heaven in strings just up the stairs.

© 2008

Bike to Work, day 102

October 14, 2008

0:24’07, 6.77mi
avg 16.8mph, max 31.6mph
54ºF, Odo 2534.6mi
Cadence 77-100rpm

Last night I did some grocery shopping on my winter bike and finally managed to practice cello.  None of my roommates had seen me practice before, so I lugged my cello down to the kitchen and played a few songs.  I’m not used to people listening to me practice, so I was really touched when one roommate thanked me after.

0:20’43, 6.77mi (13.55 total)
avg 19.6mph, max 31.0mph
62ºF, Odo 2541.3mi
Cadence 77-107rpm

I pushed as hard as I could, and wore myself out too soon.  Still, half way home I was flying in the giant 53 tooth gear and I felt amazing.  Yay!