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Emily Grossman

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January 30, 2007 at 6:31 AM

I just cut off the very tip of Finger Birdie #2. We'll see how the super glue holds up during rehearsal this evening.

(Spread the news: Super glue--it fixes things.)

From Jim W. Miller
Posted on January 30, 2007 at 10:27 AM
http://www.newskinproducts.com/
That stuff is great. It makes it so there's no pain to play on a cut. It also makes really bad cuts heal in just a couple of days. It's like a thick coating you paint on.
From Tom Holzman
Posted on January 30, 2007 at 1:49 PM
I read in an article that string players who during the winter have cracks on the tips of the fingers of their left hand due to low humidity frequently use superglue to close them up so they can play. Yech!

Pardon my ignorance, but what is a "finger birdie"?

From Emily Grossman
Posted on January 30, 2007 at 2:04 PM
The finger birdies hover over the telephone wire and lightly plump down beside each other to make all kinds of music.
From Emily Grossman
Posted on January 30, 2007 at 2:09 PM
Jim, I'll keep that in mind for the next time I take the knife to my fingers.
From Richard Hellinger
Posted on January 30, 2007 at 8:09 PM
My dad thinks that superglue fixes EVERYTHING. Literatly, he wanted to try to fix my violin neck (when it broke in August) with super glue..
From Linda Lerskier
Posted on January 30, 2007 at 8:15 PM
I never know whether or not I'm understanding your blogs correctly Emily. That takes skill on your part.

What about hot glue?

From Karin Lin
Posted on January 30, 2007 at 8:36 PM
Emily, when your finger heals, will you come be my daughter's violin teacher?
From Jim W. Miller
Posted on January 31, 2007 at 12:29 AM
Emily, I understand the temptation. For next time, in case the urge is too much again.
From Emily Grossman
Posted on January 31, 2007 at 10:40 AM
Nah, the next time I'm feeling masochistic, I'll just practice my Bach chords.
From Jim W. Miller
Posted on January 31, 2007 at 2:09 PM
Masochistic? Kinky thing for Bach?
From Jim W. Miller
Posted on January 31, 2007 at 2:25 PM
I'm Jealous!
From Emily Grossman
Posted on January 31, 2007 at 9:43 PM
masochism n. A willingness or tendency to subject oneself to unpleasant or trying experiences.

(Not the other kind. I didn't think I needed to explain that.)

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on February 1, 2007 at 3:51 AM
Superglue is used to bind wounds in places where medical supplies are scarce, such as the research station at the South Pole and military combat zones. Good luck, Emily.
From Jim W. Miller
Posted on February 1, 2007 at 5:20 AM
I think of it as only one kind. Just the attire differs :)

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