Bad Timing

02007-02-19 | Performance, Santa Fe | 13 comments

Bad Timing
Bad timing. Was asked to play a song at Ruben Romero‘s internment today. Bought a new vegetable peeler on Sunday and tried it out in the evening… Verdict: very sharp. Hoping that the combo of New Skin and Krazyglue, aided by a couple of Advils will let me play anyway.

A couple of hours later: the finger looks a little worse now but I made it through “Silence: No More Longing”, which seemed the fitting choice for the chapel.

RIP Ruben.

13 Comments

  1. MichaelV

    Ooh Boy! It hurts even looking at it….Sorry about that. Would you consider using a finger “pick” when something like that occurs.

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  2. laurie

    yikes! – the photo made my stomach go all cold when it popped up… i wish you well…

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  3. ottmar

    It’s my left index-finger. No nail on that one.

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  4. Jacqueline

    LOL OUCH….the pain of the joy while your playing….!

    Jackie

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  5. Mixalis

    Ouch! Vegetable peelers are so awkward. It takes forever to peel potatoes.

    I hope you are able to make it to the internment. Good luck!

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  6. Adam Solomon

    Ah! I got shudders looking at that one, too. Good thing you managed to make it through the piece, at least.

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  7. stephen duros

    NO!!!!!!

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  8. Anna

    Ottmar, hope your finger feel better today.
    Next time I have a bad cut, i will try out krazy glue.

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  9. yumiko

    You still gave. I am sure the music was a great comfort to his family.

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  10. Steve

    Sorry to hear about your finger, but I’m still in shock about Ruben. I just talked with him the last time I was in town. I’ve been watching him play and buying cd’s from him for 17 years. I remember when he had that little cart and the little boom box. He’ll be sorely missed. Again, good luck with your finger.

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  11. mario

    ouch……mmmm…. will tell doctors to add Crazy Glue to the arsenal

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  12. Eno

    THAT IS PROFESSIONALISM!!!!

    wow. get the job done at any cost.

    …whoa.

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  13. Patricia Anne

    Amen!, Stephen D…..many many quick healing toughts to you Ottmar!
    I bet Rueben LOVED your playing for him and his family and friends!

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