Day Sixty Eight
A school I teach at holds a music camp each year in Healesville, around 50km north east of Melbourne. It's become tradition for me to visit the Judith Eardley Save Wildlife Centre opshop on my way to tutor at the camp, and today I picked up a beautiful new toy. It's a little wooden instrument with two strings and a small wooden gourd/resonater at the bottom that acts as a resonator and a tiny drum. This percussionist is usually scared of string instruments, so two strings is plenty, and a little something to tap makes me feel more at home too... With shakers and a snippet of radio news from yesterday.