Post by John
Or at least the last 5000 years. Interesting video.
That court lutenists were spies made me laugh. I remember one time I was
playing guitar for a bridal shop, and right in front of me while I was
playing, some guests, a bride-to-be and her friend, were talking about
wanting to make their wedding invitations themselves by copying one of the
designs that were on display. They asked the owner if they could take some
samples of wedding invitations home with them so they can mull over their
decision of which one to buy. I listened carefully in case the owner okayed
their request, at which point I would have spoken up, but to my relief the
owner didn’t OK it. I told her about it afterwards.
Of course, in this case, I wasn’t the spy, but it struck me how carelessly
they plotted their scheme right in front of me, as if I wasn’t there. Or,
maybe they thought I was so concentrated on playing the music that I
wouldn’t be able to hear them.