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by Gill the Piano
26 Nov 2016, 19:38
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Dave's Curio Corner
Replies: 32
Views: 9000

Re: Dave's Curio Corner

Wasn't there a song called Blue something which was banned as it was felt it encouraged suicide? Not the New Order one!
Found it; Hungarian song called Gloomy Sunday.
by Gill the Piano
26 Nov 2016, 19:36
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 23338

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

...and the Easter eggs will be on display with the hot cross buns.
Perhaps the lobotomy twins are very slow readers and it's taken them this long to read about the supermoon? We had too much cloud to see it. I'll have to wait another 48 years or whatever.
by Gill the Piano
23 Nov 2016, 17:10
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: 7 Steps to Learn How to Play The Piano
Replies: 0
Views: 2375

Re: 7 Steps to Learn How to Play The Piano

Would be helpful to tell the reader WHERE Middle C is.
by Gill the Piano
21 Nov 2016, 17:01
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 23338

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Had our first Crimbo card today, and I have put fairy lights in the window but not turned them on, so His Nibs hasn't noticed them yet!
by Gill the Piano
21 Nov 2016, 16:58
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Piano Magazines
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

Re: Piano Magazines

Pianist does exactly that - there are beginner, intermediate and advanced pieces in it, plus a bit of jazz style . It is just
as Mrs Rob says, a bit stuffy.
by Gill the Piano
20 Nov 2016, 18:31
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 23338

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Love that song. E gets hacked off when he asks me what I want for Christmas and I sing that. One day I know he's going to find two front teeth and wrap them prettily and wait for Christmas evening gleefully.
by Gill the Piano
20 Nov 2016, 18:28
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 565673

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

There's one particular shop here where the owner follows you around; very off-putting. We (my friends and I) won't go in there now - so I presume her mission was accomplished and the riff raff were eliminated successfully.
by Gill the Piano
20 Nov 2016, 18:25
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Piano Magazines
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

Re: Piano Magazines

Are you Bored Now? :D I like Pianist magazine because there are tips on playing, free scores and a CD with the pieces on them (played dispiritingly well). There are articles on technique and on pianos themselves, both real and plastic ones. My only moan is that it seems a bit po-faced; there's hardl...
by Gill the Piano
19 Nov 2016, 18:51
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 565673

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Never been to F&M despite being in London at college for 3 years. I don't think students were/are encouraged there!
by Gill the Piano
19 Nov 2016, 18:49
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 23338

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Perhaps they've gone all PC lest they 'offend' their non Christian customers. My Hindu friend probably knows (and loves) more carols than ME and that's saying something! Wasn't Brum where the term 'Winterval' was first used with a straight face?
by Gill the Piano
19 Nov 2016, 18:45
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Dave's Curio Corner
Replies: 32
Views: 9000

Re: Dave's Curio Corner

Another new one on me - didn't know anyone except Gerry Marsden had done it!
by Gill the Piano
18 Nov 2016, 20:37
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 565673

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Fortnum & Mason in London? I bet the wee was the only affordable thing in the place...
by Gill the Piano
16 Nov 2016, 16:59
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 565673

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

I suppose it makes it easier for bells...I looked up my guitar piece on YT, bouree by Bach and found Richard Digance playing it...except he plays it in D with a capo on the guitar. He then segues into Ain't She Sweet and Cockney songs, claiming that JSB came from Plaistow. New one on me!
by Gill the Piano
16 Nov 2016, 16:54
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Misheard lyrics from songs.
Replies: 161
Views: 52948

Re: Misheard lyrics from songs.

Blimey, you're starting early!
by Gill the Piano
15 Nov 2016, 16:42
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 23338

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Heard the radio 'programme' in the Midland bank today. I think Co-op radio might have a rival on terms of cheesiness...
by Gill the Piano
13 Nov 2016, 15:50
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 565673

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Nope; He Who Would Valiant Be, O God Our Help in Ages Past and Lord For The Years. I did play a bit of Telemann though...
by Gill the Piano
12 Nov 2016, 16:52
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 138345

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

Some Einaudi drivel that is driving me mad, after a customer's kid played it to me. Grr.
by Gill the Piano
12 Nov 2016, 16:47
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 23338

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

I think the advertisers have finally twigged that the public hate early Christmas ads; hence Tossco's ad saying 'Not already?' and a whisky ad along the same lines. Cynical or what? :roll:
by Gill the Piano
09 Nov 2016, 19:56
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 565673

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

I have spent the day tuning and retuning my radio to avoid the poxy merkin election - sick to death of it!
by Gill the Piano
09 Nov 2016, 19:54
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 23338

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Fancy knowing (or caring! :D ) who american pop stars vote for! You're a mine of information, lad.
by Gill the Piano
08 Nov 2016, 16:34
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 565673

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

The JY prog was an integral soundtrack to my childhood/yoof. Quite liked his singing too!
NB Heavy jewellery acts as a beneficial weightlifting programme, promoting strong wrists and fingers! :mrgreen:
by Gill the Piano
07 Nov 2016, 18:33
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 238915

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

She evidently adores teaching, too - an absolutely priceless thing in a teacher. I'd be shouting, wincing and watching the clock - which is why I don't teach! :D
by Gill the Piano
06 Nov 2016, 20:39
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 23338

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Divine Comedy are excellent - the lyrics are so clever!
by Gill the Piano
06 Nov 2016, 20:38
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 238915

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

I refer you to my signature thing...are you going to change yours now? :wink:
by Gill the Piano
05 Nov 2016, 18:53
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 238915

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

dave brum wrote: I did play a couple of wrong notes in my sight reading (F naturals in G major). But I don't care one iota.
You won't believe what good news that is to hear!
by Gill the Piano
05 Nov 2016, 18:51
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Anecdote corner
Replies: 31
Views: 10819

Re: Anecdote corner

That's how my friend referred to it after singing it at Eton chapel one year. He waved the huge score at me and said 'Look, it's like a bloody atlas...except I was never quite sure where I was...'
by Gill the Piano
05 Nov 2016, 18:49
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 23338

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Ooo, you must be cyclic....like their playlist.
by Gill the Piano
04 Nov 2016, 17:52
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 23338

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

That Newman bloke looks as though he's been rubbing shampoo in his eyes...
by Gill the Piano
04 Nov 2016, 17:49
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 238915

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

I try not to as I am trying to tidy up the music room; when my new piano arrived it was 4" longer than the old one and the roll-front filing cabinet had to go. So that music had to be absorbed into the music on the shelf. I had a massive sort out and the hospice shop has opened a little sheet music ...
by Gill the Piano
03 Nov 2016, 18:28
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 238915

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

Seeing all the beech trees ablaze with colour - fabulous autumn.
by Gill the Piano
03 Nov 2016, 18:27
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 23338

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

I read the citiizenship test book recently. I wouldn't be allowed in!
by Gill the Piano
03 Nov 2016, 18:26
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 138345

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

Apparently because of that, they marketed it as the longest single EVER. Could be right. I love it though, it's still going through my head today!
by Gill the Piano
02 Nov 2016, 19:40
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 138345

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

'I Am The Beat' by the Look. Love it!
by Gill the Piano
02 Nov 2016, 19:39
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere
Replies: 96
Views: 23338

Re: Co-op Radio. For deaf people everywhere

Music for the Royal Fireworks next?
by Gill the Piano
02 Nov 2016, 19:38
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 565673

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Bernard Manning CD? Good grief....
by Gill the Piano
01 Nov 2016, 16:57
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Frequencies
Replies: 19
Views: 11448

Re: Frequencies

Colin Nicholson wrote: To tune with one, strike it on your knee (ouch!) - then put the 'handle' of the fork between your teeth
....and after 30 years you'll have a corner worn off your front tooth! :mrgreen:
by Gill the Piano
31 Oct 2016, 16:59
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 565673

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

I'm soooo pleased. As my gran used to say, there's a lid for every pot!
by Gill the Piano
31 Oct 2016, 16:57
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 238915

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

dave brum wrote:I came second in the Scrabble.Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to do my sight reading practice.
:shock: :shock: :!: :!: :shock: :shock: :D
by Gill the Piano
30 Oct 2016, 15:24
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 565673

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

I don't want to say I told you so, but I told you so! Well done! Next lesson booked...?
by Gill the Piano
30 Oct 2016, 15:21
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Misheard lyrics from songs.
Replies: 161
Views: 52948

Re: Misheard lyrics from songs.

Had a 'hymn' today called 'All I Once Held Dear' - modern thing. Well, if the second half of it isn't a very close relation to 'The Ugly Duckling', I'll eat my hat. I was well behaved and didn't launch into 'With a quack, with a quack, with a waddle and a quack...' but it took a lot of self control.
by Gill the Piano
30 Oct 2016, 15:18
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 238915

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

We sometimes play Welsh squabble on Thursday afternoons. It strains the brain...

So glad you got on well!
by Gill the Piano
28 Oct 2016, 19:19
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 565673

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Well, how'd it go? Don't leave us on tentpegs!
by Gill the Piano
28 Oct 2016, 19:18
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Organs.
Replies: 61
Views: 24095

Re: Organs.

It made me smile that they put bum notes in. I'm waiting for Kevin Mayhew to bung it off to me now.
by Gill the Piano
28 Oct 2016, 19:16
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Misheard lyrics from songs.
Replies: 161
Views: 52948

Re: Misheard lyrics from songs.

I was never sure what they were singing anyway!
by Gill the Piano
27 Oct 2016, 14:50
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Made You Happy Today???
Replies: 796
Views: 238915

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

Excellent. You'll be fine!
by Gill the Piano
27 Oct 2016, 14:49
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 565673

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Shut up, you'll be fine. And re the music (?) at work - you could well find you're one of the only people who LISTENS to it...I think it trickles in one earole and out of the other for most people, but you being a muso actually hear it properly as music as opposed to background mush.
by Gill the Piano
27 Oct 2016, 14:44
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Organs.
Replies: 61
Views: 24095

Re: Organs.

Just googled it; if it isn't too hard I might get the music and have a crack - depends how many flappy feet are required.
It's brilliant - had to watch 2 different vids to check that the bum notes were intentional!
by Gill the Piano
26 Oct 2016, 15:21
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What tune have we had on our minds today??
Replies: 413
Views: 138345

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

I've had a stupid Russian alphabet song wibbling round the vast empty tracts of my brain. Which would be fine if I could actually remember the names of the letters instead of fizzling out a third of the way through :roll: ...
by Gill the Piano
26 Oct 2016, 15:10
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Random thoughts or comments...
Replies: 1635
Views: 565673

Re: Random thoughts or comments...

Well there's nothing we can do re rising prices as some chiseller's always out to put up prices - had we stayed IN Europe they would have cited that as an excuse to raise prices. The morons up for election in america don't bear thinking about (A plane containing Hilary & Trump is hurtling to the ear...
by Gill the Piano
26 Oct 2016, 15:00
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Happy Christmas, everyone...
Replies: 5
Views: 3404

Re: Happy Christmas, everyone...

What about Gaudete? That'smy favourite - I play it before every carol service.