While on tour in Japan, the instrument maker and bassist for The QuickTurtle Band, TBone Ditty was inspired by an instrument he saw being played by a youthful Geisha Girl in the hotel where the band was holed up. The sound was very delicate and ethereal. When QT Magnolia began to hum along and dance sensually to the melody, TBone had to cool down and vacated the premises. He went for a stroll along the rocky shore of the Pacific Ocean and gathered an array of magical driftwood to construct what he called his Little Pinky.
The instrument showed up unexpectedly in their final show in Nagasaki along with the cute little Geisha Girl who played a lovely rendition of The QuickTurtle’s song “Heaven’s Day”. With The Turtlettes singing backup and with QT’s convincing lead vocals they brought the house down. Since this song was originally recorded as a punk song, it was a drastic deviation from what the young Japanese audience had been expecting. To TBone’s credit, it turned into an overwhelming success.
As for the Japanese press, there’s a rumor going around that the beautiful Geisha Girl was stowed away on the plane for the band’s flight back to the British Isles. Can we expect to see this young Asian lassie as part of their upcoming show at the Albert Hall? Would they be so bold? God save the Queen.
Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books®