I and several of my friends profess to be mandolin players. Here’s a real one. This link was sent by my friend Alan. It’s from 1927 – an Italian mandolin virtuoso called Bernardo de Pace. As Alan put it ‘Part Liberace, part Freddy Mercury, part Tiny Tim, part Eddie van Halen – 80 years ago.’
Don’t be fooled by the rather classical first four minutes. The fun really starts at about 4:30 when it goes to closeup.
Free to download - Stories My Killer Told Me: Five surreal story-songs from my Edinburgh Fringe show.
- I Am Not The One For You
- The Ever Open Door
- New Eyes
- A Forest Trail in Autumn
- The Portobello Slam
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