Andy,Andy,you there?!Cause,given that this thread is back on the forum,I might tell you a fresh new story.Just in case you ever miss Oz or your friends from Katyusha. So.Last saturday Nigel(McLaughsomething I can't spell)came over to visit from Canberra.I wanted him to check out the session they have on sat nights in Newtown,so i brought him over and there we started talking to a musician sitting next to us.As Nigel was going on about finnish music,the musician asked him to play some of it(ehm...what about that story of the five-per-cent?!)on the whistle.The conversation went on and the musician finally asked Nigel:so,are you Finnish?!(red hair and freckles,definitely a finnish look).And Nigle,out of the blue,firmly answered:yes!.
Ok,I thought,he's probably having fun making up stories,but then the conversation switched to australian music and the supposed-finnish claimed solid roots in bush music,sort of:"Oh,yes,I had to grow up with it,my first band was called the possums something"(can't remember.)
We went home and I told him plainly:look,next time you tell stories,at least stick to them!Isn't it a little bit broadminded of a finnish guy to be interested in bush music?!And what about your accent?!And where do you come from?!
As a matter of fact,Nigel had no recollection of being asked if he was Finnish.Indeed,he thought he was answering 'yes' to a completely different question.So great,now what were we supposed to do with that fellow who still believed him to be finnish?!We started a story. The story is,that these two finnish parents died on a plane crash (heading to Australia)and Nigel survived(great,Nigel.How comes you survived?!)and after that was brought up from an aussie-aussie family,fed with bush music and irish reels,and because of the trauma he forgot the language.And of course playing finnish stuff with Katyusha is part of his terapy to recover his finnish heritage.
Andy,have you got some suggestions for a better story?!I would have poster this as a private message but you keep on guesting!!!Hope it made you laugh,especially if you can think about the character involved.All the best,anyway.Lena