Bliss goes ballistic
Two incidents from last nights session.
Someone borrowed the other bodhran players drum, and struggled to join in. Our DAGDAD guitar player left the table during this performance. On his return he told the owner of the drum to lock it into the boot of his car, and throw the keys in the nearby river to prevent a repeat. Amidst cries of "it’s Michael Gill" we wondered if this guitarists recent exposure to "pure drop" sessions had unhinged him. Mind you he was right.
Later on the Blissful one was playing "The Lonesome Boatman" on the whistle. We finish this by repeating the last line 3 times, leading to a dramatic, slow, lingering climax. (sorry, forgot what site I was on).
Anyway the "musicians", first hierarchy fiddler and fiddle, banjo, whistle, guitar playing accomplice, slowed down too soon, throwing everyone out of time, and ruining the tune. The Blissful one stopped playing, shouted "can you not f######g count", bounced the whistle of the floor, breaking the mouthpiece, and then twisted the whistle and neatly snapped it into two pieces.
Now this poses a few questions.
1. What would YOU have done
2. Is the strain of defending bodhrans getting to me, has M.G rattled me.
3. Am I becomming snobbish and intolerant.
4. Have I mellowed in old age because in the past I may have attempted to stick the whistle through the offending necks.
5. Is it too late for me to join "The Who" who used to smash up instruments.
It was a lovely whistle. Cost about £2.50, but had mellowed with age. Nowadays It costs about £3 to get a really good whistle, so I may be launching an appeal to raise funds. M.G and myself playing in Hampden Park should do the trick.