Thursday, June 18, 2009
Character of the Week: Kalila!
Today's Character of the Week is our magical musician, Kalila!
Kalila, please tell us all about your fascinating life:
Hi, everyone! I spent my first two thousand years in Persia and India. In 1682 a trader with the Dutch East Indies Company took a fancy to my lamp and next thing I knew I was on my way to Europe!
I fell in love with Western music and in 1805 I went to Salzburg to study under Maria Anna Mozart. That’s where I met Nevin. A few years later, 1876, I met Thor at the first Bayreuth Festival, where he had gone to see Wagner’s Ring cycle performed. Thor was about to leave for America with a group of Norwegian farmers, and I tagged along.
In America, I studied jazz and rock music, and tired of Thor’s bullying ways. I told him I would become a rock star. To spite me, he said he would become a rock star first and would do it without magic. I accepted his challenge, put together a band, and hired a manager. All of my managers came to unfortunate ends until I met Ricky.
People ask what it’s like to be immortal. Well, I’m only immortal in my djinn form. In my human body, I’m susceptible to the dangers that can befall any mortal. In general, though, there are few limits on my longevity. The challenge is how to keep from becoming bored. So my question to all of you is how do you pass the time?