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Death's Door, the view from the Spanish announcers table: <strong>fiddle me this</strong>

Monday, April 19

fiddle me this

An 18th-century Italian-made violin reported missing earlier this week was found in an alleyway near the Manhattan bar where its owner had left it, police said. Odin Rathnam, the first-chair violinist for the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, had been in New York for a meeting and left the violin, along with a borrowed viola, at Yogi's bar on the Upper West Side. The violin, valued at about $95,000, was made by Bartolomeo Calvaros of Bergamo, Italy, between 1750 and 1755; the viola belonged to a friend. Rathnam called himself "the luckiest man alive." "This is like a reunion," he told the New York Post for its Thursday editions. "When you finally learn (to play the violin) and find an instrument you're compatible with, it's a relationship. You feel like you lost a loved one when you lose it." A patron at the bar, Noah Garden, told the Post he had "won" the violin in an impromptu fiddling contest at the bar. He said he pawned it for $600 but did not remember where the pawnshop was, the Post said. It was unclear how the instruments, which were found by a maintenance worker Wednesday night, wound up in the alley.

No matter where you go or who you are. No matter what you play or how much your instrument costs. Walk into any downtown bar and start throwin back shots with the regulars you end up doing shit like seeing who can pull off the best rendition of the devil went down to Georgia for pink slips and shit. And I bet right now that ole Noah is still shoving his head thru the doorjamb. says, "and the monkey flipped the switch"


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