Lots of playing on the Stick these past few evenings. While being a bass player has been, and will certainly continue to be a rewarding part of 'who I am' the Stick is allowing me to open up musical ideas otherwise difficult to accomplish.

Having said that, picking up a the four string bass that sits forlornly behind my office chair and playing it (the bass, not the chair) felt so easy and immediate. One day I hope to feel that ease with the Stick.

If anyone is reading this before the (UK) evening kicks in, can a suggest you listen to tonight's Prom on BBC Radio 3 (streamed on the net). I'm saying this because Mark-Anthony Turnage has a new piece being premiered. A Turnage piece can often be a moving and powerful experience. Give it a try.


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