Some weeks ago I posted a blog about the tromba marina project. One of the freewheelin‘ projects I allow myself after completing a large project. The tromba marina was finished the same week, but I forgot to post pictures.
As you could read in the “Monday Fuckups” blog, I did make an unfortunate mistake by cutting the scroll on the wrong side of the head. But as with all mistakes; it doesn’t matter that you make them, but rather how you deal with them.
So to cover it up I decided to turn it into something creative…
The loud, annoying, harsh and vile sound of the Trumpet Marine somehow always remind me of the political speeches of the current American potus. As you probably know, I am a great admirer of him, and even invited him to come over and make a guitar together. A nice way to put those little hands to work. “No words but deeds” is a well known Dutch saying…
Strangely I never heard any reaction from him to that letter. I can imagine he is far too busy to answer a letter of a Dutch instrument maker. It’s a though job, especially when outside of golfing you also have to deal with making America Great Again (whatever that means).
But we can fairly say that he is succeeding in that mission. America is becoming one of the greatest mockeries of the world. Here in Europe we find that words start to fail to express our sadness, disgust and fears about the way this elephant is behaving in the china cupboard.
The creationists are right about one thing when they believe evolution doesn’t necessarily bring the most intelligent, sophisticated and civilized life forms… But on the positive side, it does give people a chance to read the works of Machiavelli, Rand, Hitler and Arendt again and see their practical application. Perhaps I should add Orwell to the list as well?
But all kidding aside. A lot of my friends asked me to make a little video with sound samples of the Trumpet Marina (or Trumpet Mar-A-Lago as some called it).