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by Gill the Piano
21 Jan 2017, 14:38
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Problem Page, Dear Marge Poops......
Replies: 9
Views: 5795

Re: Problem Page, Dear Marge Poops......

Part of you must enjoy it. I think you enjoy the intellectual challenge. And you enjoy moaning about it... :mrgreen:
by Gill the Piano
21 Jan 2017, 14:37
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 635557

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

You mean the AB forum?
by Gill the Piano
21 Jan 2017, 14:35
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 166507

Re: What tune have we had on our minds today??

Had 'Skyfall' as my earworm since Wednesday when I played it for the choir. Fed up with it now.
by Gill the Piano
20 Jan 2017, 19:52
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Problem Page, Dear Marge Poops......
Replies: 9
Views: 5795

Re: Problem Page, Dear Marge Poops......

It's a compulsion then. Just go with it and don 't get would up. If you have a bad practice session, go and do something else.
by Gill the Piano
19 Jan 2017, 18:27
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 635557

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Oo?
by Gill the Piano
19 Jan 2017, 18:26
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Problem Page, Dear Marge Poops......
Replies: 9
Views: 5795

Re: Problem Page, Dear Marge Poops......

Shut up whingeing ; play when you feel like it, don't if you don't! :mrgreen: You're doing it for fun, so if you feel anxious or that you're not enjoying it, go and do something else to break the cycle that leads to disliking it.
by Gill the Piano
18 Jan 2017, 15:57
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 31699

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Your mum must have been more au fait with artists than I was - I never knew Bill Withers was black until a few years ago. Not that I cared either; I like his music but 'Lovely Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay' has me reaching for my inhaler!
by Gill the Piano
14 Jan 2017, 20:27
Forum: Piano History
Topic: George Rogers Baby Grand Piano
Replies: 2
Views: 2845

Re: George Rogers Baby Grand Piano

As it says at the top of the page, it's impossible to evaluate a piano without seeing it. Rogers were a good make and baby grands sell more easily than the bigger ones. Get a tuner/tech in to sort the sticking notes and to tune it, and s/he will be able to give you a fair idea of value for the area ...
by Gill the Piano
12 Jan 2017, 18:00
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 166507

Re: What tune have we had on our minds today??

Noddy Holder seems to have done all right for himself though - despite spelling issues.
by Gill the Piano
12 Jan 2017, 17:58
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 635557

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Get a little fan heater or ceramic halogen one. Warms a room quickly.
by Gill the Piano
12 Jan 2017, 17:56
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Adult piano
Replies: 4
Views: 4446

Re: Adult piano

Have you looked at The Complete Piano Player by Kenneth Baker? I always recommend it for adults, particularly those teaching themselves, as it uses songs and tunes they know and can therefore self-correct.
by Gill the Piano
11 Jan 2017, 16:52
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 277856

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

Perhaps they read this thread... What's the new skill?
by Gill the Piano
11 Jan 2017, 16:51
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 166507

Re: What tune have we had on our minds today??

Slade 'How Do You Feel' on continuous loop in the brain today.
by Gill the Piano
11 Jan 2017, 16:50
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 635557

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Good; just stay within your comfort zone until you feel like pushing a boundary then!
by Gill the Piano
11 Jan 2017, 16:47
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Ajello piano
Replies: 5
Views: 4046

Re: Ajello piano

They made (or at least had their names !) on player pianos too.
by Gill the Piano
09 Jan 2017, 16:39
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 277856

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

I reckon any newspaper you buy at the moment could make you ten stone lighter by the end of next week... :)
by Gill the Piano
09 Jan 2017, 16:37
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 635557

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Prefer Where Do You Go To. I had forgotten his Jason King moustache!
by Gill the Piano
09 Jan 2017, 16:33
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Modern vs Older makes of upright - recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 5696

Re: Modern vs Older makes of upright - recommendations?

I rate the newer Zimmermann uprights - worth having a look. Taken over by Bechstein in 1992. I've never tuned a bad one - but some of the dealers here will probably know more than I do. Don't bother with the Cold War ones - just the post Bechstein takeover models.
by Gill the Piano
06 Jan 2017, 20:10
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 31699

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

My friend's husband is abig cheese in KPM...should I have a word? :D
by Gill the Piano
06 Jan 2017, 20:07
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 635557

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

I think civilisation pinnacled in the late 1950s and we have been on the downward slope ever since.
by Gill the Piano
05 Jan 2017, 17:04
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 635557

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Like that Irish version of the Twelve Days of Christmas that Wogan used to play; fabulous!
by Gill the Piano
04 Jan 2017, 16:28
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 635557

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Boo! Don't forget us weirdos who hate the summer and look forward to short days! :wink:
by Gill the Piano
03 Jan 2017, 21:41
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 277856

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

Excellent; mental sight reading.
by Gill the Piano
03 Jan 2017, 18:37
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What are we listening to right now?
Replies: 12
Views: 6639

Re: What are we listening to right now?

There are some bands who would be enormously improved by being heard through a haze of hallucinogenics.
UK PIANO PAGE DISCLAIMER: Speaking entirely hypothetically here, of course.
by Gill the Piano
03 Jan 2017, 18:33
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 277856

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

I bet you're a wow at dinner parties, dahling... :shock:
by Gill the Piano
02 Jan 2017, 15:09
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 635557

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

No, keep it. You've come back to it once - or maybe even twice - so save yourself some money later on!
by Gill the Piano
02 Jan 2017, 15:08
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 277856

Re: What's Made You Happy Today???

Oily? Where's that then? Sorry I missed your birthday - hope it was a good one!
by Gill the Piano
02 Jan 2017, 15:07
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What are we listening to right now?
Replies: 12
Views: 6639

Re: What are we listening to right now?

I quite like it...not sure I'd want to listen to a whole album though; how did you come across them? I'm listening to blessed silence after having tuned my new piano (which I always resent). It had gone SO SHARP in the middle, and I had been using it to tune my guitar. Surprised my guitar didn't exp...
by Gill the Piano
01 Jan 2017, 15:55
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 635557

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Et tu, Brute! (Et Mrs Brutus)
by Gill the Piano
30 Dec 2016, 18:09
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 31699

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

I loved Stewpot. Laughing Policeman and Sparky's Magic Piano...
by Gill the Piano
30 Dec 2016, 18:07
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What are we listening to right now?
Replies: 12
Views: 6639

Re: What are we listening to right now?

Ever listened to Scenes From The Saga Of King Olaf by Elgar (whose dad was a piano tuner)? Some beautiful choruses in it.
by Gill the Piano
29 Dec 2016, 16:42
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 166507

Re: What tune have we had on our minds today??

'The Angel Gabriel' is buzzing through my brain (such as it is) today.
by Gill the Piano
29 Dec 2016, 16:41
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 635557

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Unable to spell, full stop. Thanks to spellcheck and txtspk. And their RIGHTS not to do homework.
by Gill the Piano
29 Dec 2016, 16:39
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: progress
Replies: 11
Views: 7467

Re: progress

Read 'The Soprano Who Stood On Her Head' and 'The Inner Game of Music', both excellent books on performance anxiety and musicians.
by Gill the Piano
28 Dec 2016, 17:08
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 31699

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Perhaps the presenters are on charge somewhere until the new year?
Poor GM: the vultures are picking the carcass despite him being such a good person.
by Gill the Piano
23 Dec 2016, 20:14
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 635557

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Our cooker is going dolally; I reckon that will be our next expenditure. Good job I can't cook...
by Gill the Piano
22 Dec 2016, 16:51
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 635557

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

And yours; I thought I was quite heroic to still have your address! :D
by Gill the Piano
22 Dec 2016, 16:50
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Dave's Curio Corner
Replies: 32
Views: 12182

Re: Dave's Curio Corner

Yes, I love Gilbert - such good tunes and intelligent witty lyrics.
by Gill the Piano
21 Dec 2016, 20:00
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 31699

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Oh Lori always makes me think of summertime, not winter. It's in the lyrics. But as you say, the computer doesn't care what season it is.
by Gill the Piano
21 Dec 2016, 19:58
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 166507

Re: What tune have we had on our minds today??

I've been doing my accounts all day; can only think of Abba Money Money Money, or If I Were A Rich Man...
by Gill the Piano
20 Dec 2016, 18:28
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 31699

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Heard 'Wonderful Christmas Time' today - my fave! Everyone else seems to hate it...
by Gill the Piano
17 Dec 2016, 18:16
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Peculiar Bechstein dampers
Replies: 2
Views: 2564

Re: Peculiar Bechstein dampers

I always assumed they were for fly dampers...news to me that they weren't!
by Gill the Piano
16 Dec 2016, 21:48
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 31699

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Definitely...I hate finding that I'm suddenly marching down the freezer aisle in step with whatever's being piped through the system - like being controlled remotely!
by Gill the Piano
16 Dec 2016, 21:47
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 635557

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

That took me back! :D
by Gill the Piano
15 Dec 2016, 17:03
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 31699

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Hadn't realised they played unsigned artists. Were any of them any good?
by Gill the Piano
15 Dec 2016, 17:01
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 166507

Re: What tune have we had on our minds today??

...and we all know he liked his pizzas 'deep pan,crisp and even'.
by Gill the Piano
15 Dec 2016, 16:59
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 635557

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Well that's ONE programme I might like...haven't seen much of interest in the guides yet.
by Gill the Piano
13 Dec 2016, 18:44
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 31699

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

The drummer has his hat on backwards and it's a fact that all intelligence drains from the head when that happens. The chap at the back looks like a twelve year old with a Brian Blessed stick-on beard...but the song is quite jolly.
by Gill the Piano
11 Dec 2016, 18:12
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: The worst Christmas/winter song ever
Replies: 6
Views: 4306

Re: The worst Christmas/winter song ever

I know about Minder; I did watch South Pork once and it was half an hour of my life I can never get back.
by Gill the Piano
11 Dec 2016, 18:10
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 166507

Re: What tune have we had on our minds today??

All the shopping centres I went by yesterday were chocker; I HATE Saturdays near Christmas.