Just coming back from the funerals. A rainy day.
It was intimate. Around one hundred persons were there including his parents. How terrible to see your child leaving.
I was there with my friend Didier Magne, who was together with Roland at the Ecole Normale de Musique in the seventies and we've recognized quite a number of faces (how small is the guitar world).
Some people did a speech but it was hard to see and to hear.
Three pieces were played, I think I recognized the "Lettre à soi-même" - but it was difficult to hear.
A red balloon raised in the air with messages from his family. Very painful. The balloon was finally stopped by a tree and did not want to left us as if Roland was saying "let stay together some more time".
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I went up into the attic and found a Stradivarius and a Rembrandt.
Unfortunately Stradivarius was a terrible painter and Rembrandt made lousy violins.