Four Years On
I've been so busy this week that I only noticed part way through the day that it's four years since I moved out of what is now my ex-wife's house and into the flat where I currently live. Consequently, I had to go shopping after work to get a bottle of something sparkly by way of marking the occasion.
26/11/2004 was a Friday, and my ex and I spent the day moving my stuff by the carload. There is no lift here, so we had to take everything up the stairs. My stuff did not include a lot of furniture - no sofas or beds, and the bulkiest item was my electric piano.
I've had the piano for 6 or 7 years, but it has started to go wrong. Some of the keys are beginning to stick to the point where it has become unplayable. I could perhaps get it repaired, but repair costs would probably be a reasonably high percentage of the replacement price. So on Friday (hopefully) a new one will be arriving.
I'd like to have a "real" one, but I suspect my neighbours wouldn't, and an electric one is close enough in feel and sound. The new one will have a cherry wood finish, and should be a slightly better approximation, but otherwise will be similar to the one above.
I've got a busy weekend, so I'm not sure how much time I'll get to play it, but as I'm not a Country Music fan, I won't be playing songs about the old one. The first sounds that come out of it are likely to be Bach - probably the Aria to the Goldberg Variations.
At some point I'll work out how to record my efforts and post them up. I think it's just a matter of getting the right cable to connect up the computer. Don't worry, I'll only do it once so that you can marvel at the nice sound the instrument makes, and cry at how badly it's being played. I'm sure you're all looking forward to this.