John Denver and the Datsun 200B

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 2, 2015 and filed under blogjunelifemusicUncategorized

Yesterday afternoon I just happened to be listening to @TunnRocks as I frequently do. And suddenly amidst the twists and turns of rock and/or roll I heard something that made me think I had inadvertently changed the station. John Denver. Yes that’s right. He of Grandmother’s Feather Bed fame. Leaving on a Jet Plane. Rocky […]

Inspired by Kim, Patti and James: Blogjune 2015

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 1, 2015 and filed under blogjunelifemusic

I’ll begin with the usual apology. I cannot believe that I’ve not written a post since December 31. I’ve definitely thought about it. Perhaps I confused the posts I wrote for the work blog with my own personal blog. Either way, it’s the 1st of June and here I am looking down the barrel of […]

Monday night October 13 playlist: Study notes

Posted by Wendy Davis on October 12, 2014 and filed under days of the weekmusic

I am at choir rehearsal but by the magic of the interwebs here is a running commentary on tonight’s @TunnFM playlist put together by yours truly. 1. Pixies – Bird Dream of Olympus Mons – start with a classic they always say. Well, I say anyway for this evening. And we all know all Pixies […]

Last day of June

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 30, 2014 and filed under blogjunemusic

I was going to write something but decided to wrap up #blogjune with a song instead  

Owning my not-perfect

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 27, 2014 and filed under blogjuneculturelifemusic

I had an interesting conversation with my violin teacher at the end of my lesson today. We’d been working through some technical things, tiny micro-problems and challenges. We’d spent nearly half an hour on the first 8 bars or so the Beethoven G major Romance. Every time I played it, I was dissatisfied with the […]

Ahab and the whale become good friends

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 24, 2014 and filed under blogjunebooks

      Little did I realise that in 2011, when I tentatively purchased my first Kindle, that it would change the way I read and consume books. My hoarding tendencies and love of books meant that I adored buying books in hardcopy. Whether it was to read once or many times, I had a […]

Have piano seat will travel

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 22, 2014 and filed under blogjuneculturefilmsmusicUncategorized

Last night I decided to take my own adjustable piano stool to play at our choir concert. At our rehearsal on Thursday evening the seat with the piano in the hall annoyed me no end. It was too low and not adjustable. As a pianist it is rare that you ever perform on the instrument […]

caught up in a swirl of sound

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 21, 2014 and filed under blogjuneculturelifeliving in the regionsmusic

Since I moved back to Bundaberg I’ve been involved with the Bundaberg Orpheus Singers. I was excited to join a choral group singing in 4 part harmony. Believe it or not – not all regional centres have adult singing groups. I was happy to sing with the altos for the first few years. I liked […]

I think I am hip…Perhaps

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 10, 2014 and filed under blogjuneculturemusicUncategorized

I opened up Spotify for the first time in months this morning thinking I would start using it on a regular basis. It looked like it would take a long, long time to get rid of the rubbish recommendations and set up playlists so I closed it again. Perhaps later. So I returned to my […]

Get some wrinkles please Our Nic

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 8, 2014 and filed under blogjuneculturefilmslifeliving in the regionsmusic

Over the last year I’ve been trying to keep up to date (and do a massive catch up) on my film watching. One problem with living outside a capital city is that we tend not to get independent or more interesting films. Or, they play for a week at unfortunate times and then disappear. The […]