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At the risk of sounding like an old fart… June 16, 2015

It’s that time of the week when I put together my playlist for Tunn Rocks. I’ve been doing this since sometime last year for each Wednesday night. What a privilege it is to be able to inflict my musical tastes and choices on an unsuspecting internet radio listening public. If you are unaware, Tunn Rocks […]

The Pathetique Sonata and other things June 14, 2015

Last night I started watching Quartet after Rockwiz. I remember enjoying it the first time around but this time I found it all a little cliched yet meaning well. I had questions too. For example, where was Judi Dench? Surely she should have been in the Pauline Collins role. I didn’t watch it through until […]

a (very) short history of me and blogging June 29, 2014

Tomorrow is the last day of #blogjune. How quickly it has made June zip by. Over the month the challenge to post something everyday has really made me reflect on the way my blog has changed over the years. A couple of days ago I tried to remember when and why I started blogging in […]

Owning my not-perfect June 27, 2014

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 […]

Have piano seat will travel June 22, 2014

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 June 21, 2014

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 June 10, 2014

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 […]

We haven’t even told our parents what time we’re coming home….

As a proud Generation X-er I feel sad today. I saw Drop Dead Fred in Toowoomba in the early 1990s when I was at university. I can remember the excitement of going to the movie theatre far more clearly than I can remember the friends’ names who went with me. For this was a film […]

Get some wrinkles please Our Nic June 8, 2014

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 […]

quietly heartbreaking and chock full of romantic angst June 6, 2014

Friday has turned into what I call in my mind, “music day”. I have two adult music students who come for an hour lesson each. One is a retired primary school teacher who returned to piano lessons as an adult. I love lessons with her as we chat about all sorts of things, including piano […]