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John Denver and the Datsun 200B June 2, 2015

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 June 1, 2015

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 October 12, 2014

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 June 30, 2014

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

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 […]

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 […]