Letting go…

Aug 20, 2007 by

Bolivia – my purple electric Viola/Violin

This is a viola/violin that I refinished when I was in high school (okay, that’s like the late 80’s / early 90’s). I had it equipped it with a pickup on the bridge and it sounded wicked cool through a wammy pedal and amp.

I’ve been carrying it and moving it from place to place… Virginia, Montana, Wyoming, Michigan… but I haven’t played it since college (undergraduate) and now.it’s time to let it go to someone who will play it.

This week is CMFF Camp (Chamber Music For Fun) at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and sometimes people use it as an opportunity to finally sever the ties that connect them to some instrument they have never been able to part with before. Well, this is the year.

I can no longer delude myself that “this will be the year” that I get back “into” the electric viola… I’m not going to join a band… I’m probably not even going to have time to practice the regular viola. I’m tired of moving this instrument from house to house and feeling the guilt calling me from the basement/closet/guest room. This is an instrument that needs to be played and hopefully, it will find a new player this week.

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5 Comments

  1. momma k

    Are you sure you want to let go of your purple viola? I could see it in a shadow box on your office wall!!

  2. Jenny

    Take pictures, write about your memories, then get rid of it so you can free your mind! But don’t ask my opinion, I throw everything away. Just ask Chris.

  3. Topher

    completely off-subject, but did you see Muskegon made the USA Today today? http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-08-21-muskegon_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip

  4. Anonymous

    how much for it ?
    im a mexican viola player from baja california
    the viola was the first instruemnt ive a ever played and purple its my fav color
    this is my msn
    violently_happycilu@hotmail.com
    please get in contact =]

  5. Calida

    Did you sell this yet? I’m in my church band and no one can hear me over the drum and electric guitar T__T your viola is beautiful~ How much are you selling it for? My email is Leelerson@gmail.com.

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