Seeing the world with strings attached
Blog Guy, you haven’t mentioned your brother, Basil, in a while.
I believe you once told us he works overseas, in an expatriate job. He’s an expert at export, as I recall?
No, he’s no longer an expat export expert. Basil left for a career as a folk musician. He moved to the Gulf, to play guitar in Doha.
He plays guitar in Qatar?
He didn’t like it, so he said aloha to Doha.
Then what? Is he still a folkie?
He drifted over to Gambia, to play banjo in the capital.
Basil played banjo in Banjul?
He was over the moon about that gig while it lasted.
Is he back on terra firma?
Yes, in Burma. He’s playing…
Let me guess. He plays spoons in Rangoon, right? Is that where you were going with this stupidity?
Nope. Now he plays mandolin in Mandalay…
Egyptian musician Sayed Al Shaer performs during the opening ceremony of Doha’s Music Festival January 24, 2008. REUTERS/ Mohammad Youssef
A Tunisian supporter joins Senegal soccer team fans before the start of their African Nations Cup soccer match in Tunis, February 2, 2004. REUTERS/Jack Dabaghian