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It’s the middle of the night about 4 am and I am wide awake, unable to fall asleep…even though I am exhausted. Anyway, I though I might tell you about the concert with NHK, a quick general rehearsal and before the concert and then I had about 1h30 to wait until the actual performance ( with TV crew filming live ). Rehearsal went very well, so I made my way to my dressing room to relax, I did not want to practice anymore, and getting dressed would take me about 3 min, so I decided to sit on the sofa and just relax a little ….only to be woken up by banging on my door to let me know I had 5 min until the show starts….I had completely collapsed, fast asleep for one hour and half….so I had to wake up, get dressed, tune and warm up cello and before I could catch my breath I was already being rushed on stage….concert went very well….thank God for that. Read on…
Myself and my little brother ( that s my cello, I call it as such cuz it always needs looking after even though he is about 300 years old ) we both travelled Business class ( yeah baby!) to Tokyo and after a rather bumpy ride with turbulences climaxing by being struck by lightning during our descent to Tokyo Narita airport, we are both now trying to get rid of a very very bad Jet Lag….by the way if anyone has suggestions for coping with Jet Lag, please let me know…. Read on…