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Goldmark May 31, 2014

In preparation for #blogjune which starts tomorrow I thought I best do a little practice run at the old blog here. I have fallen in love with a piece of music I have never heard before and am now playing. It is the second movement of the violin concerto by Karl Goldmark. He was a […]

I have time to think…. March 27, 2014

Hmmm….I don’t have anything particular to post about but thought I should pop in another one before March finishes. Life is settling into its new routine quite nicely now. Studying without working full time is strange but I’m getting used to it. At first I was suspicious that I seemed to have plenty of time…so […]

Returning to the violin March 5, 2014

Life is moving on in a good way. Things are happening. Nice things. Things that don’t cause anxiety or stress. That makes a lovely change. What are some of these things? The big one has been returning to the violin. This is overcoming a long held regret and disappointment. I learned the violin as a […]

Roy and HG… and then February 19, 2014

There’s been a little bit of discussion about Roy and HG’s current turn at the Sochi Winter Olympics. I’m the first to admit that I don’t think they are showing us their best work, constrained by the barely half hour varying timeslot on Channel 10 and the lack of interviews with athletes. It was a […]

My #qanda moment July 6, 2013

I feel like I’ve finally made it to another twitter level after Thursday evening.   I’m not a regular Q and A viewer, mainly because I’m usually not at home on Monday evenings. The other reason is because I find it an intensely frustrating television experience where the level of debate and discussion is superficial, […]

to be an “accompaniste” June 29, 2013

I’ve finally started going through the treasure trove of choir programs and newspaper articles that date back to 1977. I’m scanning them in preparation for my cultural heritage research project. So hurrah for me in making a start. Today this caught my eye in a program from 1982. I wonder if I will ever graduate […]

trending June 26, 2013

Today was the day my name trended on Twitter. They like me. They really like me. Actually they like Texan democrat Wendy Davis who made it through a 14 hour filibuster in an attempt to delay an anti-abortion vote. It ended in confusionĀ but was a mighty effort. Here’s my fake moment of twitter fame. Glad […]

Lullabye June 17, 2013

It’s choir concert time this coming weekend and we all know what that means don’t we? Rehearsals in the church on Monday AND Thursday. I would like to thank Queensland’s winter for kicking in just in time to make it freezing in there. Apart from that, this is the time of choir that I like. […]

Icky June 15, 2013
The Weight June 7, 2013

Here is one of my all time favourite songs from one of my all time favourite TV programs. Enjoy.