Tuesday, October 05, 2010

cats, want, piano


Posted by PicasaIn the little garden which surrounds the memorial statue of the painter, Santiago Rusinsol, there are always cats to photograph on meditate upon. This little one clearly wasn't here last year.

A girl walks past me protesting into her mobile: "Yer, but I want to marry him."

In the window of Brittens, the music shop, is a new Bechstein grand. A  magnificent, desirable object, replete with silent potential, I think, but not one desired by me, who has no room for it, and who could produce no useful sound from it.

6 comments:

CC said...

Curious, sweet and sleepy Kit and Mum.
I am a sucker for anything CAT.

Dave King said...

Curios - and enthralling - the way your apparently unrelated items spark off each other. Clever - like the best of the Haiku writers.

Plutarch said...

CC I thought of you when I saw these two.

Dave Good to hear from you. Sometimes when these observations call for bevity and simplicity, I think that they are almost haikus. Once or twice, a 5-7-5 syllable aarrangement has occured by chance.

Lucy said...

Awww, sweet pusscats! (And remember, cats mean stats, what do cats mean...?)

The girls with the mobile matrimonia ambitions is funny as well.

Barrett Bonden said...

The great thing about a piano, or any other keyboard instrument, is that the notes are all there for you - they don't have to be created, as with a violin or a trumpet. Through sheer doggedness you can get through all the key changes in, say, "Lady is a tramp" and provided you have tolerant (or deaf) neighbours you can eventually stumble your way through to some kind of rendering of the melody. It is much harder to do this where you are simultaneously having to form the notes. I have always wanted a piano for this reason although have never had the space. I have looked into buying one of the piano's smaller brothers but size, alas, does not lead to lower prices. However, there is one caveat. If your musical incompetence has a rhythmic base, as mine has, the piano will not help. See my post, many moons ago, on the inherent difficulties of achieving the first line of "Get happy".

Barrett Bonden said...

Writing the above comment put my mind through the wringer and I Googled "Inexpensive keyboard instruments". Such things exist (starting as low as £32) but are, of course, electronic. So I now face an aesthetic (perhaps even a moral) conundrum. My apologies for conducting interior dialogues, of interest to no one else, on your blog.