Monday, June 2, 2014


So, I'm pretty in love with this guy:

Avi Avital, seriously, check him out. He's the most amazing mandolin player, I've decided to mold Royce into this man. Although Royce is not Isreali, and won't look anything like this, he will be a virtuoso mandolin player! I've already looked up teachers in our area. 

Avi came out with a new album in January:

The "Sachidao" from the "Miniatures on Georgian Folk Themes" is my favourite. He truly is an incredible musician, and his new album is a revelation (insert smirk); but in all seriousness, it's not the typical Baroque or folk mandolin, it really does feel soaked in Mediterranean sunshine. And what I love best about the soundfeel (I just coined this term for the instantaneous feelings you get from sound) of Mediterranean sunshine is that it sounds like sunshine that comes from 10,000 moons ago. But alas, I wax poetic, so rock on Avi!