007. Shag’s Musical Diary

Dear Diary

Bit of a relief to get the whole Elgar Pomp and Circumstance triad out of the way without dropping the baton.  The orchestration was a bit scratchy at first, but she all came together nicely on the third night.

Not that I’m counting, but that’s 17 sold out concerts in a row, which Lord Ted never did.  Not that I’m counting, mind.

Bloody Chris Christopher caught me on the blower with a mouthful of celebratory Maketu Beef and Bacon while I was in the sheds afterwards.  Before I could swallow he was waxing lyrical about how to play the 18th, bringing Dan back at first violin and what about Israel on the cymbals and on and on.  I let him go while I sucked down a gallon of Gutterade, and considered referring him to the reply given in the case of Arkell v. Pressdram, but decided not to spoil the mood.

Yours in glory


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6 Responses to 007. Shag’s Musical Diary

  1. Chris says:

    What’s the difference between a shag and a cormorant?

    No-one remembers their first cormorant…

    • Ned Davy says:

      But Christopher Isherwood, the old bugger, might beg to differ.

      The Common Cormorant

      The common cormorant (or shag)
      Lays eggs inside a paper bag,
      You follow the idea, no doubt?
      It’s to keep the lightning out.

      But what these unobservant birds
      Have never thought of, is that herds
      Of wandering bears might come with buns
      And steal the bags to hold the crumbs.

  2. Jon Norman says:

    I understood about one word in three of this. Need to widen my horizons.

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