Friday, March 23, 2012

Hurrah for a weekend in London

The sun is shining and my spirits are as high as can be.
I am escaping to London to spend some quality time with fairy godmother (to my kids) and best friend in all the world .

I have finished the intensive work of completely overhauling the kool drum website. I have to say that I am proud of it. Mysweet's paint work on the new drum type, the nova, is absolutely beautiful.




It should be, because he spent weeks experimenting until he came up with some stunning prototypes. It has been a worrying time because we have stopped using recycled gas bottles and have ordered the metal shells directly from the company who make them to sell to gas companies...
Would they sound as good...or better...or different?

We are pleased and relieved. The metal is less fatigued. When he cuts the notes they pop up like the petals of a flower. When they are coaxed back into position, the sound is much clearer. The sustain is not so long, so they are easier to play without lots of overlapping frequencies.

Porridge is recovering nicely from her operation and has what looks like a zip fastener along the mid line of her stomach. She is on a diet and her stomach is shrinking. She is not pleased.

Also, Billy boxer no longer comes to call. I suspect that her operation has reduced her "femme fatale" appeal. What with that and not being able to belly dance...

4 comments:

Zhoen said...

Beautiful drums.

Mouse said...

one thing that totally took me aback was the stall in Callac market whose owner sold belly-dancing outfits. I like to imagine my elderly Breton neighbours secretly dressed up and gyrating away behind closed shutters...

sorry, off on a tangent again!

Lucy said...

Moving on to new shells seems like a significant step forward, though I suppose the loss of the recycling/repurposing element might seem a pity. Whatever, they look fab.

Glad to hear Porridge is on the mend, and have a wonderful time in London.

Anne said...

Amazing drums! Have lots of fun in London.