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Verona – 1

So we arrived on Friday had a rehearsal, then went to see band, and got to bed at 2 ish. Probably the earliest we manged all weekend in fact.

Saturday morning Lorenz had arranged for us to play at Music Store Verona where we did a couple of film clips with their gear: played a nice standard US Telecaster . . .

Big thanks to Riccardo De Fanti who did the recording: lovely guy with great ears . . if you see what I mean . ..

Met some more musicians: Fernando Tovo from Bergamo and Valter Consalvi a great Sicilian guy who sings with Lorenz’ band.


Rowland Jones and the True Blues Band – minitour in Verona

Just returned from three days  gigging in Verona with my great friend Lorenz Zadro and the True Blues Band- Matteo Vallicella bass and Giacomo Aio Drums. These pictures say it all. Lovely guys great musicians


. . . appearing in the Arena, Verona!!!!

well, at least in the newspaper of the same name, and at

Cantine del’Arena . . . . which is very close by . . .

Journal Sketching Thoughts

How to successfully waste an hour or two . .

Journal Language Music Thoughts

. . . on being ‘original’

This thing about spotting similarities is also a problem when I’m saying watching TV, or even sitting in a bar. I’ll say to Lesley, ‘See that guy over there? Who does that remind you of? ‘ She often can’t see any resemblance until I say ‘he’s got so and so’s nose . .’ or eyes or whatever.’ It’s not a ‘skill’ I’m proud of, and it can be real nuisance; I can waste an awful lot of energy trying to think of who some bit-part actor in a TV cop series reminds me of . . .

PS for more ways of wasting time see next post 🙂