The notes section is rather like an informal diary centering on
life in and around the workshop...or perhaps any other aspect of
the instrument repair/playing business. In short, a sort of fly-on-the-wall
view of the comings and goings that make up the average working
day, generously padded out with a few observations, glorious victories
and notable failures.
Is anyone interested? Well, almost every client that walks through
the door says something along the lines of "Wow, what a fascinating
place, so much must go on here"..and they're right. It's also a
given that musicians are, on the whole, an entertaining social group
- with their fair share of egotistical maniacs, obsessive compulsives
and general enthusiasts. It's into the last category that I hope
I fit...with perhaps a respectful nod to the group of mild eccentrics
huddled in the corner.
I've always admired enthusiasts - they have a passion for their
passion that transcends the line of duty, and with that comes a
sense of integrity based on patient study and practical experience.
If the best that can be said of me is that I'm an enthusiast then
I'll be a happy man indeed. So these pages are my own indulgence,
a chance to share some of that enthusiasm with anyone who cares
to stop awhile and have a natter...
Note that the tales are in reverse chronological order - the very
first one being at the bottom, the latest at the top.