I was re-arranging our DVD shelf when I came across a music CD from Fiji. It was given to me by a Fijian who I met at a conference in Sri Lanka.
I hadn’t listened to it in a very long time so I put it on play right away. Listening to the songs I was instantly lulled by the sweet, melancholic sound that came from the divine stringed instruments – guitar, ukelele, and mandolin – that characterized the music from this exotic island. It is like listening to the gentle sound of the waves and the swaying of the coconut palm fronds. I think musicians should revert back to using authentic musical instruments rather than electronically or digitally-produced sounds that are common these days.
Oh, and speaking of Fiji, I watched the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games last week and I was ooh-ing and aah-ing at the youthful, gorgeous faces and bodies of the athletes. One of which is this judoka from Fiji. Darn. Them exotic islands make exotic men 🙂
Can you imagine him serenading you with Fijian songs? I can. I’ll offer to buy not just the cheapest strings for guitar or his instrument of choice as long as this eye-candy plays me Fijian songs all day long. Erlack, did I just say that? Lol.