Friday, June 5, 2009
Have a seat
This is a smoking chair we are ordering for Big Blue. Yesterday the anchorwoman Jacquie Walker commented on it because she saw it on Howard's Facebook page. So I thought I should include a picture of it.
"Reminds me of the B.A.C. men's smoking section in the 60's. I can just smell the tobacco. Does anyone else remember this?" That is what the folk singer Mari McNeil wrote on Howard's Facebook page.
"OMG that chair is so pimp daddy. I want one." That is the comment of concert pianist Ivan Ilic! He wrote that to Howard on Facebook.
So which is it? Pimp daddy, or Buffalo Athletic Club?
Howard says BAC because he wants that Ye Olde Clubbe look. I say pimp daddy just because I love the phrase.
If Ivan Ilic is so eloquent talking about our chair imagine how he is with Brahms.
Our friend Ivan just made his debut at London's Wigmore Hall where Leonard Pennario made his debut in 1952. That was the occasion when the critic Andrew Porter wrote: "No on today plays the piano better than Pennario."
You can read about Ivan Ilic's Wigmore Hall debut on Jessica Duchen's classical music blog here.
Jessica Duchen, who writes for the British paper the Independent, writes: "Oh, and he (Ivan) sent me some chocolate from Bordeaux. And not just any old chocolate. This is Lindt, entitled 'A la pointe du Fleur de Sel' - honest, guv, it's choc laced with teeny flecks of sea salt. It is unbelievable."
That is our Ivan!
But did he comment on your furniture, Jessica?