Monday, May 17, 2010

F means cold

I'm just getting in after the best day I've ever had in Paris. This is probably my fifth time here, but the first time in quite a while that I have had a day off.
Me and a couple of friends made it over to Montmartre where a lot of my favorite artists had studios. I was over there to stop by the Vandoren reed office where I had a fantastic time trying mouthpieces and reeds (I think I'm going to have to buy a Vandoren Optimum Ligature). We then walked around taking in the most fantastic views and eating the best pastries.

I just capped off the evening with good dinner and some pretty terrible wine (can't win them all).

All that's left is some Serge Gainsbourg and Debussy's La Mer.
Je suis content.


  1. Keep up the blogging! Reading your stories reminds me of my high school band days. Love to hear about your travels too, especially since ours seem to mostly revolve around treks to Disney. :0)

  2. I am glad you got a few days off and were able to enjoy them. I was watching a documentary the other night on The Funk Brothers, a band I had no idea played behind so many great artists we all love. It was interesting to see the history of Motown during that time, the early 60's, the difficulties faced by many, the revolutionary times of the 60's I hardly knew about because I was so young, I was young once you know. Anyways, it made me think of you and the others who play with MB, talented fine artists who back up my Michael Buble. Not sure why I immediately thought of you all, but I did. And the one thing I thought of compared to The Funk Brothers was how happy I am I know who you all are now, and I am a fan of all of you. I had to find out a couple of weeks ago that I was a fan of The Funk Brothers, a whopping 45ish years later. Kind of sad really, they were truly unsung heroes. I guess this is where I can thank the internet, and also great shows, and also what great fellas ya'll are.

    Stay safe and well, Rob. I keep the lamp on always :)