Let it Snow

Testing out Fred Gayford’s brand new fadolín (barely two weeks old) in some real-world conditions — 32F/0C and snowing! My dad would like me to tell you that it’s made of Martian wood… What do you think? Stay safe and healthy!

Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
version for fadolín by Ljova
February 7 2021
New York City
fadolín by Fred Gayford of Carbon Fiber Violins, Cambridge Ontario

P.S. In light of watching a certain documentary about influencer culture earlier this week, I feel important to clarify —  on Monday I posted a video of me playing music on brand new fadolín with the words “Testing out” — this, to be clear, was not a promotional product or sponsored post. I bought this new fadolín of my own accord with the hope that it will afford me the opportunity to play more outside during the less temperate months, much as I had done in the summer and early fall.  I was neither requested to nor compensated for making that post.   Looking over my emails, I’ve been trying to source an all-weather fadolín since July 2010 — all these years later, I’ve finally found one. I’m excited to get back outside and play in my community.  At the moment, to prevent crowding, musicians are not allowed to advertise where they play in advance — so for now I play wherever and whenever I can — but this may soon change. I’ll keep you posted.

Stay safe and healthy, and keep a song in your heart.


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