Mandolins on airplanes
by, Dec-25-2008 at 1:52am (751 Views)
On the outset, let me get this out: I am not talking abut bringing my mandolin on the plane--its still at the luthier's. If you want such chat, do a search on the forums. Its been discussed to death in several threads. I'm talking instead about how thoughts about mandolins helped me pass the time on my flight to my 15th anniversary getaway in the South Pacific.
The first leg of the flight went over the luthier's region--odds are we did not go over the house, at least not directly. I am still thinking about how good the mandolin is going to play...
The other thing mando related came courtesy the in flight entertainment system. Air Canada now has selected albums available for listening. On another recent flight I enjoyed listening to Bob Dylan Unplugged, and this time I scrolled deeper into their catalog. Colour (it WAS Air Canada, so the spelling is correct ) me surprised when I found The Best of Edgar Meyer. I listened to it twice. There is some very choice mandolin played on several of the tunes on this collection, which never sounded better than on my favourite tune Sliding Down, which I first heard played by the Creaking Tree String Quartet (which also features some choice mandolin picking).