It is not hard to see the appeal of the instrument in the hands of Court Painter. Light and portable, a harmonizing instrument far cheaper and easier to maintain than Court Painter’s usual go to studio instrument:the gutbucket.
The lute he finds enormously versatile, using it as a break from his onerous painting schedule to play interlude dance music… interlude popular tunes… interlude arrangements of vocal music and interlude song accompaniments that he hums lustily … and interlude passemezzi (a sort of Renaissance twelve-bar blues) he loves to belt out after a few shots of courage at the Ship & Anchor… often ending an evening plucking and riffing on “musical interludes of the most refined and expressive fantasias that haunt Court Painter’s imagined reveries and opium dreams.” (Accompanying images are not meant to illustrate opium dreams however the monotone prints are intended to transport the viewer to an experience of 17th century reality before colour)
It is reported that Justin Trudeau is considering Rona Ambrose for the post of Washington ambassador.
In an era of venomous political polarization, this would be a splendid show of bipartisanship plus remove a major threat to the Liberals of Ms. Ambrose becoming leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Justin was overheard begging “if you can’t do it for my peace of mind at least do it for the Great Dominion besides I hear Steve is considering a comeback!”
With the resignation of Conservative leader Andrew Scheer speculation on new leadership possibilities are running rampant across the Great Dominion.
Have we got news for you!
A source familiar with the situation has confirmed that Rock ’em Sock ’em Don Cherry and Right Here Right Now Stephen Harper are joining forces to run as the 21 century Conservative tag team leadership duo!
A Liberal insider speaking on background implied that the eye candy part of the duo could do major damage to Liberal’s prized photo ops!
“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!