I'd like to welcome this week's Character of the Week! It's our magical, peaceful and kind Nevin! Nevin, please tell us all about yourself:
Hi, everyone! I’m so happy to be here! I was told you want to know more about me, which is very kind of you.
I was born in a fairy glen in the part of England known as the Lake District. I’m afraid I was a bit of a rebel. I had a taste for human music and would often leave our glen to learn more about the instruments humans played. When I came home, I would conjure harpsichords and lutes so I could practice, but my music wasn’t welcome in my clan and they became irritated with me.
I left my clan in 1786 and went to Vienna. I had heard wonderful things about Mozart and hoped to meet him. I didn’t succeed in making his acquaintance, but I learned a great deal about music and when I heard that his sister was giving music lessons in Salzburg, I went to study with her.
That was how I met Kalila, who was also studying with Maria Anna Mozart. Kalila and I became very good friends. It was I who tried to get her to stay away from Thor at the Bayreuth Festival in 1876. Since she refused to listen to me, I felt I had to stay with her to protect her from harm. I followed her and Thor to America with a group of Scandinavian immigrants.
Together, Kalila and I became experts on American music. I very much liked ragtime and jazz, but Kalila got a notion to start a rock band. I wasn’t too keen on the idea, but we’ve been such good friends for so long, that…well, anything for a friend, right?
I help write songs for Kalila’s band and I play keyboards, synth, or any other instruments that may be needed for a song. I also try to cheer the band up when they’re feeling down, and I try to keep Ricky out of trouble. Ricky is the first manager I’ve really liked. He knows what we are and he likes us anyway. It makes me happy to have him as a friend, even though I sometimes have to make great sacrifices on his behalf.
But friendship is all about sacrifice, don’t you think? I’d love to hear everyone else’s stories about friendship and the sacrifices one has to make to keep those we love safe and happy.