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God, this is getting like Twitter!dave brum wrote:Right now, I'm going to go for a wee wee!
Incidentally, I dunno why I wasted time practising last night. As soon as I sat on the guitar stool this morning my brain turned to porridge and my fingers to bananas.
I've just got back from school which I really enjoyed as usual. I'm about to take my pooch for a walk and then change the batteries in the chickens' automatic door opener I'm back at school later for recorders, else I'd be in a serious decorating-the-house mode.
I 'may' have the afternoon to myself - my youngest has taken herself off to college on her motorbike now that the weather is more two-wheel friendly. My eldest is about to take himself off on his motorbike - not quite sure why but he muttered somthing about needing petrol and a Sport Society Fair at Uni. It'll just be Kim (Westie) and me for the afternoon - ah.....peace...........
I've been the recorder tutor for about 15 years and there is a PTA bod who organises class lists, fees, deals with parents and the school. The PTA bod changes every couple of years with varying degrees of efficiency but this one is down-right incompetent. She's not even invoiced the parents for last term!
When my kids were small and at primary school, I did a stint as Co-ordinator as well as tutor so I know what work is involved. I can't fathom out what she is playing at so all my emails this term have been copied into the Chairperson of the PTA. After a long conversation with said Chairperson tonight, I'm taking over the Co-ordinators role but I don't have to join the PTA (thank goodness).
Needless to say, I won't get paid any extra for taking on the admin but at least it might actually get done
So why did he sit back and let his lot destroy the mines then???
It made us chuckle about the irony of the bit about the mines as well.
Sorry Mrs Brum is feeling rough, Dave. Hope she feels better soon.
I'm doing a bit of practice today, let's just call it a Schubert Dab
Boo has her second lesson later on, after the dentist
If I play Squabble in Welsh I'll need special dispensation to use the dictionary!
I have been a piano angel though and practiced on Rosie yesterday, but I've put the ABRSM music theory pink book back on the shelf in a huff, I just couldn't understand what it was saying and I got the grumps!
!!!!!dave brum wrote: I would have already done them (wrong) by this time.
Mysterious Barricades first. I seem to remember from Composer of the Week ages ago that he was a really nice chap, was Francois Couperin.
And Le Rossignol en Amour
And here comes the passacaglia. Growl - kerpow!! (She's being a bit ladylike with that F#...)
Gizzy in Cambridge
I played in this when I was at school. not as a piano trio, but a wind quartet with piano. 1 flute and 3 clarinets. I was, and still am, a very, very elementary clarinettist, only played the lower register. The flute was a Swiss boy called Francois (name'n'shame...) who was a lovely player and sex on legs, and I had a giant crush on him. Unfortunately it turned ouot he was also a bully. The middle clarinet player was a big shambling boy called Robin, scientific genius and an expert on doing all the voices in the Gppn Show. A couple of months after we played the Mendelssohn in a music festival, Francois punched Robin in the mouth becasue he was trying to stop him from bullying someone else. Francois was wearing a signet ring. It left a big scar in the corner of Robin's mouth, which he still has. I know, because I married him (about 35 years later, we were slow movers in Zummerzetshire)
I have to spend much of this morning trying to get to grips with a thing called Music Teacher Helper which is supposed to be able to manage all my admin and accounts under one umbrella. I'm still on a 30-day free trial. For the number of pupils I have, it will cost me £20 a month. I did a little bit of calculation and worked out that averaged out through the whole year that will be about a thirtieth of my pre-tax earnings. Still trying to work out if that's a reasonable deal for streamlining my admin. (I'm meant to be retired...)
Ah, <mode=Allan Sherman> Wait a minute, it's stopped raining...</AS>
And not only that, one of my former Objects of Lust has come up next in the random shuffle. Maurice Andre playing Hora Staccato. I always reckoned with a lip like that he must be one hell of a kisser
OK, out to buy chocolate, oops, I mean bread. No, actually I think I do mean chocolate. OK, how about bread AND chocolate?
Would be great to walk out of church to a bit of Telemann on the organ:
Bernstein's Mass is amazing. It's the other piece I always wanted to conduct, apart from Noye's Fludde. I'll never do it now - back and eyes will not promise not to let me down.dave brum wrote:Eighteen months ago, I was listening to Bernstein's 'Mass, now it's 'Songs From The Wood' by Jethro Tull. The one with Ian Anderson squatting in front of the camp fire.
Except it's not EXACTLY "a mass" - it's almost a bit of musical theatre called "Mass" (like "Hair or"Taxi") What is brilliant is that it can be taken on almost any level - I doubt if it's even thinkable to perform it as part of a mess service; but for a Christian it's both affirmative and doubt-raising, for an agnostic or an atheist or particularly a humanist it serves the same purpose. One of the most virtuosic bits of composition I know!dave brum wrote:Listening to my first Mass, and it's Bernsteins' famous celebration. An ideal first complete Mass, one would think. Miserere nobis, Dominum.
(sorry, I'm reading this thread backwards, so I replied to your next post before this one_
Dave, if you want to hear a REALLY interesting mass, find African Sanctus by David Fanshawe
Bernstein, being a Jew, would probably also had been keen on satirising Christian rituals.
Right now, I'm scoffing a plate of wonton.