Re the Abramovich boat post: I’ve been contacted now by three British newspapers, one gentleman who sounded suspiciously like a Russian investigator, various salesmen and a couple of nuts. Honest, I don’t know where the boat is, I haven’t got the faintest idea how he paid for it, and it doesn’t interest me in the slightest what David Beckham is currently doing on it with Belle de Jour.
I did already know, however, that the universe was shaped like a mediaeval musical instrument. However it’s a trombone not a horn.
PS: Feargal the Manhattan ambulance chaser has one ready and waiting for the next person who tries to reuse the boatos without contributing to my beer fund.
- Clowning trombonists
The Italians sem to take a more practical attitude to the trombone than do the Spanish: “Rossini’s father played trombone in
- The Calathumpian Band and its horse-fiddle, great trombone and gyastacutas
Slightly off-topic, but irresistible, from Henry Hiram Riley‘s pseudo-ethnography, Puddleford and its people (New York, 1854): Another amusement, frequent in the country,
- Eyeball grunting
Apart from reliving medieval massacres, there are various perfectly sensible reasons why one might want to thwack the ground in the
- Weird bone
This instrument has no slide and six valves but it is not a bad clarinet. It’s a French trombone, and that’s
- Evan more Abramovich yacht pictures
In an update, even more Pelorus boato-photos here. This is getting ridiculous, because there’s a rumour going round that the guy