Water bottle on oblong violin case
Does anyone have suggestions for carrying a water bottle on an oblong case with cordura cover and full length music pocket?
I would not be comfortable carrying any liquid whatsoever attached to my violin case.
Underneath! Way underneath!!
Step 1- drink the water
Put it in the bag with your music stand and indoor shoes.
I'm guilty of clipping it to the shoulder strap so it hands down by the D ring.
How about this portable viking drinking horn?
Not a fan of water near instruments. I won’t even allow a glass or bottle of water on my piano.
Water? Who drinks
If you must stay hydrated, a hydration bladder drinking for back pack may be an option:
"Does anyone have suggestions for carrying a scotch bottle on an oblong case with cordura cover and full length music pocket?" That's a question I wouldn't be in need for an answer, but I'd understand from a medical point of view. But I'll never understand why it seems impossible to so many adults nowadays to stay without their water bottle (ideally boosted with some esoteric crystal magic) for an hour or two. Be this permanent suckling a symptom of boredom or psychological regression and oral fixation - I'm not a psychologist and leave this decision to others. But as a MD I know there are only very few and very rare medical conditions which might excuse such a behavior - but these are very rare and do not explain the enormous number of - mostly female - adult sucklings you meet in any imaginable public situation nowadays. It's not age appropriate and ridiculous, and Cynthia gave us two perfect lessons about Murphy's law. It's not a question IF it will happen, but only WHEN.
To my knowledge, there are two case manufacturers who currently offer a small elongated zipper-closing Cordura bag that attaches to the case strap, safely away from the case. You can use it to store not only a half-liter water bottle but, alternatively, a folding music stand, a collapsible umbrella, a medium size Maglight, a plastic emergency rain cape…
Nuuska: I cheered at your post. Well said.
I disagree, and find Nuuska's post questionable in both content and tone.
LOL I thought this thread sucked until I reached the end
@Nuuska my doctor wants me to drink upwards of a gallon of water a day. My solution is to drink water whenever I am in the car. I find that whenever I bring a bottle of water to an orchestra rehearsal, I don't get around to drinking it because I'm busy and because my hands are occupied by my violin. If I am going to a long rehearsal, I bring an *empty* pint bottle with me, and then I fill it at the rehearsal venue, during the break, and drink it all then.
Well Dimitri, this is not about insulting anyone who prefers to drink when feeling thirsty or preventing a headache or whatever. And where you place your water on your working place is completely up to you. Just allow me a few questions to check out if you're that kind of girl I'm talking about.
Or, to put if different - what would you tell a customer who came into your shop and *ooops* poured his coffee into one of your newly made high end cases?
"Just allow me a few questions to check out if you're that kind of girl I'm talking about."
Forevermore, this thread will be known as the one with Nuuska and his fixation on pink nipples. LOL
I wrote a short reply last week to a person and referred to him as a man but some others referred to her as a woman so I went back and deleted the post and hope that I did not offend her. Some names can be quite hard to tell but I did know just one Dimitri in my class a long time ago and he was from Greece.
Well, there was Demetrius of Thessaloniki (aka St. Dimitri) and Dmitry Shostakovich. They were both dudes, too, so ...
I believe that Nuuska is describing a colleague at work and the reason for the irritation towards the habit of carrying the bottle around.
I spend most of every workday on the phone with clients and colleagues, and I drink water pretty much constantly to avoid becoming hoarse. Ditto when I'm in in-person meetings.
Carlos, our situation seems to be quite similar as are our habits, except that I moved back to moderate climate a few years ago - thank goodness. I'm very glad that someone gets my point. And I wouldn't care and let it get away with a single joke if it was one specific colleague, but among certain professions in my business (especially secretaries) it has become a wide spread fashion. Not the bottle alone, but also the inappropriate use of it.
This thread is fascinating. It clearly exemplifies the growth of emerging properties in thought form.
RE the oops coffee spill scenario, Nuuska, it has just been brought to my attention that the smell of coffee confounds the olfactory senses of drug-detecting canines in airports, reason for which some drug runners pack their "stuff" along with coffee.
I'm suddenly reminded of the funny stuff during the 2016 elections in which candidates for the leadership of the free world needled one another over their consumption of water during debates, press conferences, and the like. For better or for worse, having water to sip all the time has become part of who we are as people. Probably that's better for everyone's kidneys, although the local hospital's ER nurse told me they still deal with several cases of obstructing kidney stones every day. Meanwhile there is a shortage of surgeons trained to perform ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy. Partly because the procedure is so lucrative that they can retire at 50.
Wow… even Stradivari didn't retire until he was 92!
I swim Masters in the morning three times per week before getting to work and it seems to take me several hours to rehydrate properly. I have a mug of water at my desk. I confess I've been known to knock it over and spill it on the keyboard. I've ruined a couple of 10 dollar keyboards, and now I keep one from home in my desk, so I don't lose time waiting for PC Help to bring a new one. A pink-nippled bottle would probably solve this problem, but they are impossible to clean properly.
With the original question in mind, I assume that traditional round water bottles, perhaps with questionably reliable tops, may have been difficult or risky to carry in the music pocket. If this is the case, then I’d highly recommend a Memo Bottle (https://www.memobottle.com.au/). Their bottles are specifically designed for fitting into laptop bags or briefcases. They are flat, very sturdy, have very high quality screw top lids and I have no qualms carrying one in my work bag alongside a laptop and iPad. It should fit in a music pocket without any problems.
Does anyone have a method of carrying their Soda Stream maker on or around their case? I drink a lot of it, so I also need to carry a spare cylinder.
Thank you all for your responses, even the humourous pink nipple conniption.
You are welcome, David. You have a great sense of humor and appreciation.
I go to a local spring to get my drinking water because it tastes better than chlorinated city supplied water and I think it likely that there is less pollutants in it. Everywhere I go I bring my 30 oz stainless steel travel mug of coffee or quart Gatorade plastic bottle of spring water. Besides using water which is probably better healthwise for me I am drastically reducing what is tossed back in the landfill. The only place that would not let me have my travel mug was the funeral home where my father was and they said that it was a state law that no food or beverages where allowed to be brought into a funeral parlor.
I hear you on the sweating, cramping, taste and plastics. Sorry about your dad.
Dimitri, and everyone, forget spilling coffee - or anything else - in a case, to disguise illegal stuff. Those sniffer dogs are far too good to be fooled. Smugglers offer prices on the heads of the best ones that would purchase a very fine violin, or a large collection of your beautiful cases! Maybe not an antique case made by Stradivarius.
Welcome to the site Marion!
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