Music for a twisted ankle

Not twisted by anything exciting, either, like rock climbing or skateboarding. No. I managed to gimp myself up by . . . stepping off a curb. So I have both the twisted ankle and a bruise on my other knee that looks like someone whacked me across the leg with a lead pipe. I’m feeling slightly stupid as well as a little sore, so I distracted myself by listening to the Kodály Quartet minus one violinist play Beethoven’s Op. 3 and Op. 8 string trios. One of those deliciously cheap (and good) Naxos recordings.

And regarding string trios, I discovered that the Zimmermann Trio, whose performance of Beethoven’s Op. 9 trios at the Schwetzinger festival a few months back I enjoyed, have a CD of those very trios! I haven’t listened to it yet, but it’s sitting here on my table sort of twinkling at me:

CD: EARWORM. HEY EARWORM. LISTEN TO ME. PUT DOWN THE BOOK ABOUT JAMESTOWN. ALL THOSE PEOPLE ARE DEAD. THEY CAN WAIT. I AM FULL OF COMPLICATED AND INTERESTING COMBINATIONS OF SOUND THAT YOU WILL ENJOY.

Me: But Beethoven is dead too. And I need to read this book.

CD: THE ZIMMERMANN TRIO ARE NOT DEAD. THEIR PERFORMANCE IS LIVELY AND INTERESTING.

Me: So is Jamestown!

CD: BULLSHIT. ALL THOSE PEOPLE DO NOTHING BUT SHOOT INDIANS AND DIE OF MALARIA.

Me: You know a lot about colonial America for a Beethoven recording.

CD: I AM INTERESTING IN ALL KINDS OF UNEXPECTED WAYS. LISTEN TO ME. NOW NOW NOW.

8 thoughts on “Music for a twisted ankle

      1. I don’t even have glasses to blame this one on – it was just me being a klutz. Ah, well.

        I know what you mean about impulse purchases – I find it very hard not to buy music. But unlike, say, clothing or other common items, I can at least say that I’ve rarely regretted a CD or a download.

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  1. I could use reccs for buggered up ankle music having two of them myself…

    Extremely Distinguished Orthopaedic Surgeon to me on looking at DIs of my ankles: “You have what we othopods technically call a mess.”

    Also need listening material as viewing is rather tiring right now owing to cataract surgery on Tuesday.

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    1. I don’t have a mess yet, but I think I’m headed in that direction. I managed to give myself a really bad running injury years ago in college, and as a result my right ankle and knee tend to get injured far more easily than they ought to.

      It sounds like the surgery went well?

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