As I try to master more Bach on the erhu, suspending my disbelief, it’s good to be able to use the muso’s classic excuse
It was in tune when I bought it.
Also handy is
Or the immortal words (and notes) of Inspector Clouseau,
Better than ever!
That’s somewhat reminiscent of my Irish Heifetz story.
And then there’s the comment often on our lips after an underwhelming gig gets an inexplicable ovation:
Of all the concerts I’ve ever done in my life… that was one of them.
I’ve also just found the clip from The Ladykillers to add to my post on studying the cello, so you can now enjoy Bernard Bresslaw’s delivery of the fine line,
Well, I didn’t really study any place, Lady… I just sort of… picked it up.