Game of Thrones Meets Classical Guitar

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About this video:

When we first planned a video shoot for January/February, we didn’t expect so much snow to be on the ground—or the frigidly cold temperatures!

The original video was cancelled (or postponed—as the case probably is) and Game of Thrones was put into action. (See, the original video calls for no snow on the ground. It wasn’t because of the temperature that it was postponed. That should tell you something about our toughness.)

Anyway, we started thinking about a location to shoot Game of Thrones early on. We knew we wanted the video to be outdoors (in the snow), and so it didn’t take us long to decide on some great-looking woods located in Washington, Pennsylvania.

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And it was cold.

Horribly so.

On the morning of the shoot, the temperature registered -17 degrees Fahrenheit (-27 degrees Celsius). Luckily, it warmed up a bit, and the sun came out…but still…the wind was harsh.

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Thanks to Tony we have a fire in the video. I know it looks like I build it, but the video is outright lying. Tony spent a while (I kept track as I sat on a snow-covered log and froze) building the fire—and collecting brush. I helped collect burnable stuff, too, I must admit. It’s not like I don’t help, see.

Still, Tony had a heck of a time getting the fire to actually… I don’t know…work, burn? Whatever. Finally, in the end, with a help of a blowtorch and some kerosene, the fire came to life—briefly.

Talk about dangerous.

The fire lived in spurts. That’s its life story.

So, our schedule consisted of shooting a bit, rebuilding the fire, shooting a bit, rebuilding the fire… When we finally had to kick the fire out—for video-story reasons—Tony almost cried, I think. (As a side note, I’m not sure what I suddenly hear and see at the end of the video either…maybe a mountain lion.)

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By the end of the video shoot, I could barely feel my fingers—which is a wonder, mind you.

I should say something about the music here.

The whole track is just one nylon string guitar, and the arrangement differs slightly from the Game of Thrones main theme: It has an intro, a bit of a solo section, and the intro again at the end. Which might make it an outro.

I’m not sure.

So! Here’s Game of Thrones Meets Classical Guitar!

Thanks for watching and reading!!!

Remember: be sure to like, subscribe, and share!
~ Vince (VC) Carrola
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Credits:
Game of Thrones Main Theme by Ramin Djawadi
Music arrangement by Vince Carrola
Recored & Mixed at Studio VC
Videography & Shots by Anthony (Tony) Carrola
Video film edited and put tighter by Anthony and Vince Carrola

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196 Responses to “Game of Thrones Meets Classical Guitar”


  1. 1 Hazy March 7, 2015 at 07:52

    I don’t watch Game of Thrones, but your video is really nice! Good job Vince and Tony. Excellent guitar playing as usual. It must have been really cold!

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke March 9, 2015 at 00:20

      I don’t either! But the theme was sorta nice…so…! Thanks lots, Hazy. It was cold, but fun!

      • 3 Hazy March 9, 2015 at 02:33

        The theme was nice. It doesn’t sound Game of Thrones-ish (says someone who’s never seen it *laughs*). It sounds very nice on guitar.

      • 4 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2015 at 00:51

        *laughs* Thank you lots! I thought it worked fairly well on guitar, too.

  2. 5 Susan P March 1, 2015 at 20:57

    Well, you had plenty of ice, and a modicum of fire. That works. What an outstanding video. And the music is spectacular! Man-o-thunder, erm, what did you say your name was? Plus it is cool in every way.

    • 6 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 12:47

      Aw, thanks, Susan! *bows* Glad you thought that about the music. Sometimes I have my doubts. My name…well, what is my name?

      • 7 Susan P March 2, 2015 at 18:44

        Your name has a peculiar habit of erm…morph in a word-like way.

      • 8 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 19:20

        And how so, madam?

      • 9 Susan P March 2, 2015 at 20:16

        That is what I would like to know.

      • 10 Professor VJ Duke March 3, 2015 at 13:07

        Well…ask Nimmi, I say.

      • 11 Susan P March 3, 2015 at 20:07

        I’m going to Mimmi you. And then you will be sorry.

      • 12 Professor VJ Duke March 4, 2015 at 13:42

        *gulps* What’s that mean?

      • 13 Susan P March 4, 2015 at 13:46

        Mimmi is like ninja squared.

      • 14 Professor VJ Duke March 4, 2015 at 14:09

        *shudders* That’s cool. Well, don’t go Mimmi on me, then.

      • 15 Susan P March 4, 2015 at 14:27

        Mind your Ps and Qs

      • 16 Professor VJ Duke March 4, 2015 at 23:42

        I don’t have any!

      • 17 Susan P March 5, 2015 at 00:24

        Where are they? Everyone has them unless they sell them.

      • 18 Professor VJ Duke March 5, 2015 at 12:37

        I sold them to DS. You said he needed them.

      • 19 Susan P March 5, 2015 at 13:30

        Yeah, and he needs them, too.

      • 20 Professor VJ Duke March 5, 2015 at 18:39

        But I don’t…

      • 21 Susan P March 5, 2015 at 23:24

        Don’t what?

      • 22 Professor VJ Duke March 6, 2015 at 21:33

        I don’t need p’s and q’s.

      • 23 Susan P March 8, 2015 at 00:01

        How about cherries and bananas?

      • 24 Professor VJ Duke March 9, 2015 at 00:27

        Bananas are too yellow…

      • 25 Susan P March 9, 2015 at 11:52

        Picky, picky picky. How about grapes?

      • 26 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2015 at 01:04

        Would they be green?

      • 27 Susan P March 10, 2015 at 14:49

        Whatsoever you like.

  3. 28 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 1, 2015 at 18:40

    Your choice of location is most assuredly the best of locations, Duke. Your music is stunning and absolutely topnotch. I am awestruck, as usual. I wanted to reach in and warm your fingertips more than once, and you know you took a great risk being out in such bitter cold, but I adore the video very much. The woods are beautiful. Well done, Gentlemen. I bet setting up for this video was frustrating. A fire with snow on the ground can be so hard! Thanks for sharing this post with us, Duke.

    • 29 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 12:39

      Do you think so, Audith? Thank you. I appreciate that. We scouted out that location. (It’s on my property, believe it or not.)

      But it wasn’t that cold. I mean, I know it was…but it didn’t feel that way, do you know what I mean? Only at the way end did my fingers fall off. So, that’s not so bad.

      That was Nick…setting up the fire. It was hilarious.

      • 30 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 2, 2015 at 21:54

        I do think so, Duketh. I do. (I totally knew it, but didn’t want to call you out. Yay me. *struts around like a know-it-all*

        I know what you mean…but, okay, if you say so. Fell off?! Umm. I think we need a photo of your hand to prove you’re okay now…

        Poor Nick…you work him to the bone, you know.

      • 31 Professor VJ Duke March 3, 2015 at 13:13

        You’re the best, Audith! (Did you really? *impressed professor face* Go you!)

        My hand? Nah…they’re recovering. Practicing lots, so they better recover!

        He’s the one that insisted on the fire! I tried to talk him out of it. He also chose the location. I fear he’s the one who makes me do these things, see.

      • 32 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 3, 2015 at 21:34

        (Yeah, based on the photo you sent me.)

        Good to know your fingers are okay. *smiles*

        Nick did a fine job. I like a fire, as well.

      • 33 Professor VJ Duke March 4, 2015 at 13:48

        You’re really good if you were able to recognize all that. The trees are similar, I suppose.

        Nick always makes me look swell.

      • 34 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 4, 2015 at 14:30

        Helps to look at a picture for a very long time, I suppose.

        Agreed *smiles*

      • 35 Professor VJ Duke March 4, 2015 at 23:44

        Should I send you another?

      • 36 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 5, 2015 at 03:28

        Do you have another?

      • 37 Professor VJ Duke March 5, 2015 at 12:45

        Just got lots of snow. I could get another if you’d like.

      • 38 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 5, 2015 at 20:33

        Okay *smiles shyly*

      • 39 Professor VJ Duke March 6, 2015 at 21:19

        Okay! Let me get one…

      • 40 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 6, 2015 at 21:58

        *sparkles some more*

  4. 41 LadyPinkRose March 1, 2015 at 17:07

    Wow, Professor, I did not know you played the guitar. You have guts, let me tell you to be playing in -17 degrees! THAT is bone crunching bitter! I just about cringed to see your bare fingers and head …. why not you wear a hat for the whole time? I saw you wore it but then I saw not. Oh wowwoowow! You are either brave or very foolish to be out in temps as you were. Your guitar playing even in that cold was a delight, and I really thank you for going the extra mile as you did. I’m glad to see you are still alive, or are you? I hope so, for I would truly miss you very much! You men and playing with fire …. didn’t your Mum tell you that is dangerous? Kerosene? Yiveh! Thank heavens you both did not get torched. Excellent video!!! Just an all around wonderful post!! THANK YOU! Love, LadyP

    • 42 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 12:37

      *laughing* Thank you, LadyP! But it wasn’t that cold…once you’re out there it’s not that bad, you know. Plus, when you can’t feel your fingers, you can’t tell if they’re cold. Isn’t that the case? Maybe not. But it sounds rightly right.

      Kerosene…yeah! Aren’t I deadly?

      • 43 LadyPinkRose March 2, 2015 at 12:56

        Professor, you are downright scary! Playing with fire on one hand, and the other, (no pun intended) taking a chance with frozen fingers, exposing them to temps that could have led to frostbite. And what about your poor ears? I’m surprised they just did not break off, like crispy potatoe chips. Now when I was your age, I was young and foolish, and never wore a hat cause ya know, it ruined my hair. Is that why you didn’t wear one? Ya didn’t want ta mess up your hair? Just wonderin’, ya know … So glad you are alive … Unless that is a troll just replied to my comment …. Love, LadyP

      • 44 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 19:02

        Well, I am a sort of troll…so maybe a troll did reply! Well, nah, I don’t care about the hair. It’s always messed up. We just wanted a different look for that shot. *laughs* I am dangerous! Do you think I could have gotten frostbite? Nah!

      • 45 LadyPinkRose March 2, 2015 at 22:28

        Um, I furgot. You don’t have a heart, and you are not human. Thus, of course, you would not get frostbite. Does this mean you are a werewolf? *shivers* Gee, I hope not!

      • 46 Professor VJ Duke March 3, 2015 at 13:16

        Are werewolves real, LadyP? I’ve always wondered.

      • 47 LadyPinkRose March 3, 2015 at 15:45

        I really don’t know. Now you have me thinking …

      • 48 Professor VJ Duke March 3, 2015 at 18:48

        About what?

      • 49 LadyPinkRose March 4, 2015 at 02:47

        Stuff.

      • 50 Professor VJ Duke March 4, 2015 at 14:04

        *growls*

      • 51 LadyPinkRose March 4, 2015 at 14:33

        *shaking* It’s true! Werewolfs are real! *running as you did when you ran away from the lion*

      • 52 Professor VJ Duke March 4, 2015 at 23:45

        I don’t run from lions!

      • 53 LadyPinkRose March 5, 2015 at 00:23

        Do to! I saw you! On your video that Tony filmed. *liar liar pants on fire!*

      • 54 Professor VJ Duke March 5, 2015 at 12:36

        Ohhhhhhhhhh! *laughing* You got me, LadyP.

      • 55 LadyPinkRose March 5, 2015 at 17:20

        A-huh! Sure do! Boy does THAT ever feel good!!! *belly laughs*

      • 56 Professor VJ Duke March 5, 2015 at 19:07

        I’ll get revenge!

      • 57 LadyPinkRose March 5, 2015 at 21:20

        Nah, I don’t think so. I’m LadyP, you know.

      • 58 Professor VJ Duke March 6, 2015 at 21:23

        Are you sure?

      • 59 LadyPinkRose March 6, 2015 at 22:09

        If I am not sure, who would be? YOU? *chuckles*

      • 60 Professor VJ Duke March 9, 2015 at 00:13

        *holds ears*

      • 61 LadyPinkRose March 9, 2015 at 02:34

        *sticks out tongue* *na-na-na-na-na*

      • 62 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2015 at 00:51

        *puts honey on LadyP’s tongue*

      • 63 LadyPinkRose March 10, 2015 at 01:37

        Now supposin’ LadyP doesn’t like honey but in fact, will break out in hives? As in bee hives? Pretty clever, aint she, that LadyP?

      • 64 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2015 at 10:55

        Well, if LadyP is allergic to honey, it must be because she’s a killer bee.

      • 65 LadyPinkRose March 10, 2015 at 19:41

        Nope.

  5. 66 samaborder March 1, 2015 at 15:57

    I did enjoy this video thank you.
    Hey loved the guitar and has run upstairs to get his, I think you have inspired him to pick it up again.
    As you will already know I love the woods and will probably dream about them while I have an afternoon nap listening to Hey.
    Sam

    • 67 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 12:36

      Well, thank you so much! Do you play?

      • 68 samaborder March 2, 2015 at 18:14

        Yes he does play. he mostly plays rock and roll and blues, but also has a lovely guitar made by his grandfather when he was a little boy which he plays Spanish music on.
        Sam

      • 69 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 19:17

        Now that is awesome! Do you know what Spanish pieces he plays?

      • 70 samaborder March 2, 2015 at 19:38

        I know one of the songs he plays is called “Almoraima”.
        here is the url of his hero playing it on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fccZqn5XToE

        Sam

      • 71 Professor VJ Duke March 3, 2015 at 13:01

        I love that sort of music. He’s awesome, huh?

      • 72 samaborder March 3, 2015 at 20:16

        He was absolutely, unquestionably the best. in his field. such a huge loss.
        Sam

      • 73 Professor VJ Duke March 4, 2015 at 13:43

        Such emotion in his playing.

      • 74 samaborder March 2, 2015 at 19:38

        I know one of the songs he plays is called “Almoraima”.
        here is the url of his hero playing it on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fccZqn5XToE

        Sam

  6. 75 Nimmi February 28, 2015 at 17:54

    Reblogged this on Soul mate's – so near, yet so far and commented:
    A lovely music form one of my lovely friend :)
    Enjoy this musical holiday…

  7. 76 InfiniteZip February 28, 2015 at 14:42

    Very cool video I must say, and the professor is young…should have used the katana to cut the tree….

    • 77 Professor VJ Duke March 1, 2015 at 00:00

      Young? Are you sure, Zippy?

      • 78 Susan P March 1, 2015 at 21:00

        Younger than the mountains, old as the trees.

      • 79 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 12:47

        How old are the trees?

      • 80 Susan P March 2, 2015 at 18:45

        I would think that it varies by kinds. The giant redwoods are very old.

      • 81 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 19:20

        I’m probably that age then.

      • 82 Susan P March 2, 2015 at 20:17

        What age?

      • 83 Professor VJ Duke March 3, 2015 at 13:07

        312?

      • 84 Susan P March 3, 2015 at 20:09

        Sounds about right. Wait. You left out an entire deca jubilee/

      • 85 Professor VJ Duke March 4, 2015 at 13:43

        How much is a deca jubilee?

      • 86 Susan P March 4, 2015 at 13:46

        Twice a jubilee.

      • 87 Professor VJ Duke March 4, 2015 at 14:10

        I’m not sure what a jubilee is…a candy?

      • 88 Susan P March 4, 2015 at 14:28

        It’s a party…of sorts.

      • 89 Professor VJ Duke March 4, 2015 at 23:42

        Am I invited?

      • 90 Susan P March 5, 2015 at 00:25

        What would a party be without you?

      • 91 Professor VJ Duke March 5, 2015 at 12:38

        Well, there might not be a lot of mischief going on…but with you there…I’m sure there would be some mischief.

      • 92 Susan P March 5, 2015 at 13:31

        Quiet mischief after which I can laugh everyone to scorn.

      • 93 Professor VJ Duke March 5, 2015 at 18:39

        You do that often, I bet!

      • 94 Susan P March 5, 2015 at 23:24

        I’m good at it, but I don’t overuse it. It gets tacky.

      • 95 Professor VJ Duke March 6, 2015 at 21:33

        And that’s why I’m tacky.

      • 96 Susan P March 8, 2015 at 00:00

        You aren’t tacky. Now, King Arthur, he is tacky.

      • 97 InfiniteZip March 2, 2015 at 02:25

        Younger than me…if I were only single…and appreciated a young stud with guitar more…alas….sigh, I wear purple and have a unicorn …..you wouldn’t understNd😃

      • 98 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 12:50

        Oh no, I’m older than you. The unicorn said so. Wait…you don’t appreciate a guitar? *raises both eyebrows in turn*

      • 99 InfiniteZip March 2, 2015 at 16:34

        Love the guitar….especially ones played by young men☺️🎸and older men too I suppose.

      • 100 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 19:09

        Well, that’s tops then. Isn’t the guitar brilliant? But I’m old, Zippy. And such a mean warrior.

  8. 101 John W. Howell February 28, 2015 at 01:37

    Enjoyed this. you wouldn’t have achieved the high level of artistry by filming on a nice sunny warm day

    • 102 Professor VJ Duke March 1, 2015 at 00:00

      I think you’re absolutely right, John. Pain always makes things better, doesn’t it?

      • 103 John W. Howell March 1, 2015 at 13:40

        Once the pain has passed that is.

      • 104 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 12:35

        True. Pain is horrid when one is going through it.

  9. 105 Simply Skeptical February 27, 2015 at 23:59

    Copious amounts of talent and endurance might I add. Amazing guitar playing & creativity! You’re my favorite guitarist SO take care of those fingers. Thank goodness for the warmth of that raging fire which I’m sure was the only way you could bare such extreme frigid conditions. What did you hear at the end? Was Salami coming or better yet Amelia? (giggles)

    • 106 Professor VJ Duke February 28, 2015 at 23:58

      Amelia? No, she died, didn’t you hear? Thanks so much, SS! That’s very nice of you. One of your favorite guitarists…but I’m not match for Tommy Emmanuel!

      • 107 Simply Skeptical March 1, 2015 at 18:44

        What? Amelia dead!? Well that’s only for effect in the PL nothing permanent you know. Now I understand the frightened look it was Amelia’s ghost.

        Tommy who? Wait… I’ll google him. Okay, fancy yes, but weak on presence. Hope it’s alright, but you’re still tops in my book. Can’t wait to see the next vid sir. Excellent work to Tony too!

      • 108 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 12:39

        But I didn’t kill her! Susan did!

        Well, thanks so much! But Tommy….!

  10. 109 The Lite Rider February 27, 2015 at 22:02

    LOVE! And it does look really, really cold…… Really enjoyed the classical take. GoT music is one of my faves.

    • 110 Professor VJ Duke February 28, 2015 at 23:55

      Nice! I didn’t know you liked GoT! So, it’s great hearing that you liked it, since you know the theme and all. Thanks so much, LR. I”ve actually never seen it.

      • 111 The Lite Rider March 1, 2015 at 21:12

        If you haven’t read the books, which are five in number and each pretty long, the series might not make as much sense. My DH hasn’t read the books, but has still enjoyed the series. LOVE the music, Professor!

      • 112 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 12:48

        *smiles bigly* LR, that’s made my day! Thanks so much.

  11. 113 walt walker February 27, 2015 at 21:55

    Excellent gun slinging on that axe, good sir! But why would you do it in such a dreadfull chill? My house is much warmer but even so I still think my fingers are too cold to be of any use. I probably shouldn’t ask, but I must know…were you recording it out there in the snow forest or were you finger-synching?

    • 114 Nicholas Warren--MPS staff member February 28, 2015 at 21:30

      You ask for a deadly secret…

    • 115 Professor VJ Duke February 28, 2015 at 23:54

      Well…the schedule was made…and I couldn’t get out of it! The weather was so uncooperative.

      *laughing* Oh…that is a little secret. But, yes, all music videos…well, the audio is from the studio.

  12. 116 weggieboy February 27, 2015 at 20:23

    What a treat! I hope we are worth you risking your health to entertain us, but, if not, well, we still were entertained: Beautifully played in an impossible setting!

    • 117 Professor VJ Duke February 28, 2015 at 23:42

      *smiles bigly* Well, thanks so much! I did almost die, now that you mention it. But it was sure worth it.

  13. 118 Debbie February 27, 2015 at 19:44

    What a simply delightful way to begin my weekend, another music video from Professor and Tony! This one’s a keeper, too, though I can’t help feeling your pain in that cold.

    Dumb question — why did you take off your nice warm hat? Are you trying to catch your death from pneumonia? We know you’re a handsome dude, but c’mon, nobody expects you to take ill just to show us! *grins bigly*

    Was that an axe chopping the tree? Pretty mad skills there, too — kept time with the beat and all, you know!

    I’m still puzzled by what you saw toward the end, when you kind of slink off into the woods. Warriors should hold their ground — unless, of course, it was the Veezler?!

    • 119 Professor VJ Duke February 27, 2015 at 19:54

      Thank you very and so much! It was so coooooooold! Unbelievable. But we figured it would build character. All it build, though, was cold fingers!!!

      *laughing lots and lots* Well…I know, right? That’s a good question. I got so much colder once that happened. But…we wanted that tree shot to be completely different. So…the easiest thing to do was put on sunglasses…and take off the hat, I fear!

      It was! It was the professorish axe. A fierce looking thing, wouldn’t you say? Interestingly enough, I was trying my hardest to break that branch. I never finished, though.

      The Veezler! I haven’t thought on him in ages. I must fix that. Well, what if it was a mountain lion?

      • 120 Debbie February 27, 2015 at 20:04

        Perhaps you should’ve brought Rommel? I bet he could take out even a mountain lion! I could loan you Dallas, too. He could herd the beast into a corner, then Rommel could finish him off!!

      • 121 Professor VJ Duke February 28, 2015 at 23:42

        Aha! Those two could be a team! We could hunt mountain lions for a living, Debbie!

  14. 122 Nimmi February 27, 2015 at 16:28

    Splendid!!! I really don’t have any words to say…. Awesome, dear :) Simply AWESOME :) My little heart to you <3
    Thank you so much for this lovely gift :) Hey, you are quite handsome too ;)

    • 123 Professor VJ Duke February 27, 2015 at 19:49

      *blushes, I think–but I’m not sure* Thanks so much, Nimmi! That’s very…well, quite very nice of you, I’d say. I appreciate it. Didn’t it look cold out there? Oh no, I’m a troll remember.

      • 124 Nimmi February 28, 2015 at 17:42

        I can feel the cold and your numb fingers as well, dear… Still your music left a print on my mind and heart :) You are really awesome :)

      • 125 Professor VJ Duke March 1, 2015 at 00:03

        Towards the end, I couldn’t move my fingers right at all! That is such a nice thing to say, Nimmi. You know, the professor really appreciates it.

      • 126 Nimmi March 1, 2015 at 08:25

        Hmm, I understand you, dear… Well, Then Nimmi want’s to know the Professor’s real name :)

      • 127 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 12:35

        Well, isn’t it VJ Duke?

      • 128 Nimmi March 2, 2015 at 12:42

        I suppose so… But your full name.. what do you want me to call you?? :)

      • 129 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 12:51

        Ohhhh…well…what would you like to call me?

      • 130 Nimmi March 2, 2015 at 12:57

        I asked you first… What you want me to call you??? :)

      • 131 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 19:03

        Hmm…how about VJ?

      • 132 Nimmi March 2, 2015 at 19:06

        Done then :) Love to call you, VJ :) <3

      • 133 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 19:23

        Perfect! Rats. I want to bow the sudden.

      • 134 Nimmi March 2, 2015 at 19:37

        Cats!! Don’t do that ;)

      • 135 Professor VJ Duke March 3, 2015 at 13:00

        *laughing* Oh, right, I won’t.

      • 136 Nimmi March 3, 2015 at 13:11

        Laughing a lot :D Thank you, VJ <3

      • 137 Professor VJ Duke March 3, 2015 at 13:26

        But you bowed!

      • 138 Nimmi March 3, 2015 at 15:58

        Yes, I did!! For you… So what?? ;)

      • 139 Professor VJ Duke March 3, 2015 at 18:51

        Well…well…could I maybe do it, then? Just once, mind you.

      • 140 Nimmi March 3, 2015 at 19:07

        What you want to do??? ;)

      • 141 Professor VJ Duke March 4, 2015 at 13:39

        Maybe bow?

      • 142 Nimmi March 4, 2015 at 13:44

        Do you really want to???

      • 143 Professor VJ Duke March 4, 2015 at 14:07

        *nods* Just a little!

      • 144 Nimmi March 4, 2015 at 14:24

        Aw!! Sweet… Okay do it… but just a little ;)

      • 145 Professor VJ Duke March 4, 2015 at 23:37

        Okay! *does it a little*

      • 146 Nimmi March 5, 2015 at 11:14

        Thank you ;)

      • 147 Professor VJ Duke March 5, 2015 at 12:50

        Thank you!

      • 148 Nimmi March 5, 2015 at 12:52

        *Smiling*

  15. 149 Angeline M February 27, 2015 at 16:26

    Beautiful music. You have a wonderful talent…even with frozen fingers. The video lent itself well to the music.

    • 150 Professor VJ Duke February 27, 2015 at 19:47

      Many thanks, Angeline! I think my fingers were about to fall off. But…do you suppose one could roast marshmallows over that fire? I’m in doubt.

      • 151 Angeline M February 27, 2015 at 20:48

        As well you should be. And you are really a great giitarist.

      • 152 Professor VJ Duke February 28, 2015 at 23:52

        So many thanks, Angeline. That is so nice of you.

  16. 153 PorterGirl February 27, 2015 at 16:20

    Bravo, bravo and thrice bravo! Absolutely stunning, in every single way I can think of. And even ways I can’t think of, too. A fantastic piece of work in every sense. Well done to you both – geniuses each of you. Also, what a lovely axe you have. And hair. love the hair.

    • 154 Professor VJ Duke February 27, 2015 at 19:46

      *laughing* I love the part about even ways you can’t think of!

      Isn’t that ax tops? It’s a rouge-ish ax, I’m thinking.

      *laughing even more* It was under a beanie wasn’t it?

      • 155 PorterGirl February 27, 2015 at 20:33

        Not even I can think of everything!
        Very rogue-ish, you are right. It has a good action on it, certainly. Like the guitar (just been playing the Strat, actually)
        But I know it was there!

      • 156 Professor VJ Duke February 28, 2015 at 23:51

        Not even the professor! But I bet Terry can.

        *mouth drops* I want to play that strat, I think!

        It was not!

      • 157 PorterGirl March 1, 2015 at 14:54

        I think you could be right about Terry! The strat wants you to play it, I can tell.

      • 158 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 12:36

        The strat looks completely gorgeous.

      • 159 PorterGirl March 2, 2015 at 13:12

        It is a fine-looking guitar, thank you kindly

      • 160 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 19:05

        It’s beautiful! Very lovely.

      • 161 PorterGirl March 2, 2015 at 20:31

        My guitar blushes with delight!

      • 162 Professor VJ Duke March 3, 2015 at 13:09

        Haha! You must play him once every day!

      • 163 PorterGirl March 3, 2015 at 14:56

        That sounds like an order! Indeed I shall

      • 164 Professor VJ Duke March 3, 2015 at 18:44

        *laughs* I just get excited when around guitars.

      • 165 PorterGirl March 3, 2015 at 18:56

        Nothing wrong with that, at all!

      • 166 Professor VJ Duke March 3, 2015 at 19:00

        *smiles bigly*

  17. 167 desertdweller29 February 27, 2015 at 16:12

    I LOVE these videos! They’re my favorite. Your guitar playing is brilliant! I hate the cold. I hate the snow. I’m a desert dweller, mind you. So I was glad for the fire. I was worried for you at the end. I thought a park ranger or madman was out to get you!

    • 168 Professor VJ Duke February 27, 2015 at 19:45

      It was definitely possible! But you know what I do to park rangers… *smiles proudly*

      You are a desert dweller! Should I call you, DD? I must call you something, see, and we’ve never discussed it.

      And thanks for watching. That’s so nice of you!

      • 169 desertdweller29 February 27, 2015 at 20:28

        Well you are a warrior, so I imagine some ninja moves wouldn’t be out of the question if park rangers got in the way. Hopefully it wasn’t that rabid squirrel! Little devil. …Hmmm. DD? Double D has some connotations… But I suppose I can put aside my juvenile mind and allow it. Yes, call me DD, PVJ. I should like that very much!

      • 170 Professor VJ Duke February 28, 2015 at 23:45

        Oh dear…now what’s it mean? What have I said now.

      • 171 desertdweller29 March 1, 2015 at 00:43

        Haha! No worries, Professor. Too funny. You didn’t say anything. I’m being ridiculous. It happens from time to time, I’m afraid…

      • 172 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 12:31

        Well, then…DD it is! And it suits you lovely lovely.

  18. 173 Julie Harris February 27, 2015 at 15:31

    Love, love, love! Splendid job on the video and the guitar is breathtaking!

    • 174 Professor VJ Duke February 27, 2015 at 19:42

      Thanks so much, Julie! It is appreciated. I love guitar too muchly much.

  19. 175 FictionFan February 27, 2015 at 15:31

    Well, since I’ve already raved elsewhere, I shall merely repeat – Wonderful, sir! Both music and video! You should be less honest though – I was deeply impressed by your fire-making skills and ready to promote you from hero to superhero, but now… The burning question is why you happened to have a blowtorch on your person… but perhaps best if you leave that shrouded in mystery!

    Well done to both of you, and thank you for brightening up my Friday (and Thursday… and quite probably Saturday too)!

    • 176 Professor VJ Duke February 27, 2015 at 19:42

      *laughs* Well, doesn’t a blowtorch and kerosene sound exciting? This is why I have one, though: Imagine the world was attacked by aliens. Now these aliens attacked in waves… We’d be ready to take out the creeper, Evan. That’s the reason.

      Aw! Our pleasure, FEF. Now I have to work on another… *grumbles about fairness*

      • 177 FictionFan February 27, 2015 at 23:25

        Ohhh! Well, I take it all back – you are most certainly a super-hero now!! If only Cassie had thought of that! It would be so much fun. Bet he wouldn’t look quite so ’round’ once he’d been incinerated! *awe-struck face*

        Yes, you most certainly will! And it’s very fair! You do all the work, I get all the pleasure – that sounds right to me! What’s next?

      • 178 Professor VJ Duke February 28, 2015 at 23:56

        *laughing lots and lots* FEF…you’re hilarious. Evan and his roundness will go down through the ages. It’s a legend now, I’m thinking.

        That sounds…one sided! Well, this time I have to get a recital hall, actually. Doesn’t that sound exciting?

      • 179 FictionFan March 1, 2015 at 20:21

        *laughing lots too* Oh dear! Is this to be my contribution to world culture?! It’s not my fault though – you made me read it!! *tries to expunge image of Evan’s roundness from brain but fails*

        Well, but it gives you pleasure to give me pleasure, doesn’t it? So we’re even! *Spockish logical eyebrow in tribute to the great man* That sounds super exciting!! Wow! What are you going to be doing – or is it a secret? When? When???

      • 180 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 12:44

        *laughs* I think you liked that part! It was your top part, I bet!

        That’s a very good point. It actually gives me lots of pleasure that you just listen to it! I did hear about Spock, poor chap. Maybe he’s back on the Enterprise. Well…it is a secret! But…as soon as I can get a hall…we’ll film.

      • 181 FictionFan March 2, 2015 at 18:12

        *huffy face* How dare you! I’m far too ethereal to be interested in such things! *quickly hides Rafa pictures*

        Me too!! *smiles bigly and biggerly* I know, but he was a fair age and had a good life, as far as I know. I like the idea of him being on the Enterpise. Did you know that Scotty from Star Trek’s ashes were taken into space?

        Well… well… hurry up, then!!

      • 182 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 19:17

        *laughs* When you wink, it’s possible for one to fall under the power of your ethereal beauty. I knew it! You watch that video all the time!

        I didn’t know that! Was he Scottish? My name’s on Mars, remember. I still have the ticket. As a matter of fact, it’s in my practice folder.

        Well, this chap is giving me a hard time!

      • 183 FictionFan March 3, 2015 at 00:41

        Awww! *winks frantically at the Professor* Do not!!! Yucketh-yuckity-yuck-yuck!! See what you’ve done now?? You’ve reminded me of it!! Pah!!

        Canadian, I think, but pretending to be Scottish – ‘cos it’s a well-known fact that Scots make the best engineers! Me too! *smiles proudly in an otherworldy kind of way*

        Tuppence is poised and ready for action…

      • 184 Professor VJ Duke March 3, 2015 at 13:20

        *laughing and falls under…* Well, it was self-defense! You made me do it!

        Oh…..is that what he was? Star Wars is better! *draws his Sith lightsaber*

        Good. Send her in to ruin his ballet performance.

      • 185 FictionFan March 3, 2015 at 16:15

        *smiles proudly and tries to stop her eye twitching* But you have to admit – Rafa would make a great Evan in the movie…

        Never!! *fells the Professor with a swift Vulcan neck-pinch*

        Ballet?? Nick? Really???

      • 186 Professor VJ Duke March 3, 2015 at 18:54

        I will not admit! See…I knew you liked Evan! *dies*

        A neck-pinch? That sounds dreadful. Ew…

        Well, not Nick. It’s this fellow who could get a hall for us. He’s playing something with the ballet…

      • 187 FictionFan March 4, 2015 at 00:22

        Did not!!! *resuscitates him* But I’d like him if he was Rafa…

        Fatal! And gore-free. Of course, the victim has to be willing not to shoot you before you’re within arm-range…

        Pity! I liked the idea of Nick dancing ballet, somehow! Well, tell him to hurry up… or else…

      • 188 Professor VJ Duke March 4, 2015 at 14:01

        *shakes head* Rafa…is a worm, not a man!

        Which is possible. The neck is the perfect place to strike for a takeout blow. Usually, I’m thinking, a person wouldn’t be expecting such a thing. Unless he was a Sith, of course.

        Ew! I’d have to beat him if he did that! I’ll try…you should just send Tuppence.

      • 189 FictionFan March 4, 2015 at 18:42

        You’re so cute when you’re jealous! *swoons* But yes – Rafa is as magnificent as the Giant Worms of Arrakis, I admit…

        Or unless he’d watched a lot of Star Trek. But if he’d done that he’d know better than to mess with the Federation anyway…

        Poor Nick! Throwing him in a volcano yesterday, beating him today – what on earth do you have planned for tomorrow? *thinks blancmange* She’s on her way…

      • 190 Professor VJ Duke March 5, 2015 at 00:05

        You mean the worms I hunt and destroy!

        The Federation is no match for the Republic!

        I saw you give him a shove! I didn’t do it.

      • 191 FictionFan March 5, 2015 at 16:39

        Ah yes, my Muad’dib is more magnificent even than Rafa!

        This is war…

        *gasps* You’re fitting me up! Well, it shan’t work, you know, you know… crime never pays! *makes mental note to stop sounding like Shnoddy*

      • 192 Professor VJ Duke March 5, 2015 at 19:06

        I hope he doesn’t beat Stil. I like Stilgar.

        The Sith will win, I bet!

        *laughs* Don’t worry, you don’t sound that bad.

      • 193 FictionFan March 5, 2015 at 22:12

        I do too! And…

        No way – the Federation has the mighty Klingon warriors!

        *relieved face*

      • 194 Professor VJ Duke March 6, 2015 at 21:29

        This is getting to be a very bad habit, FEF!

        Pah!

  20. 195 L. Marie February 27, 2015 at 14:51

    Love that! Talk about suffering for your art! Those finger-less gloves are great, aren’t they?

    • 196 Professor VJ Duke February 27, 2015 at 19:40

      Thank you, Linda!!! They are! It was surprising (at least to me) how warm they kept the hand! Time fro spring, wouldn’t you say?


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