Hope he's not Highley dangerous....
Nothing stopping you except you. If you had I bet it'd have been warmer than the one I was in this morning. Thank God for fingerless gloves. Thought of you - we had Cwm Rhondda AND Blaenwern! (I love Welsh - it sends merkin spellcheckers insane...)dave brum wrote:Would have been so nice to have gone to church this morning
Two things stopping me: 1) Fanny Fosdyke. 2) My wife.Gill the Piano wrote:Nothing stopping you except you. If you had I bet it'd have been warmer than the one I was in this morning. Thank God for fingerless gloves. Thought of you - we had Cwm Rhondda AND Blaenwern! (I love Welsh - it sends merkin spellcheckers insane...)dave brum wrote:Would have been so nice to have gone to church this morning
I haven't played Cwm Rhondda or Blaenwern for ages now. Well, I've had no reason to, have I? Brenin mawr, I'm still only about 70% there with my 'Evening in the Meadow' and it's my lesson with Mabel on Tuesday. There is actually a St.Davids church around 4km from us and I'll bet there'll be plenty of Welsh stuff on their patron saint service in March.
Nope, just you.dave brum wrote:Two things stopping me: 1) Fanny Fosdyke. 2) My wife.
I didn't know Denis Roussos had died...the Singing Marquee, bless him...
I can't possibly go on my own as she would want to come too. Which she will not as a) she cannot read the hymn books and OHP b) she cannot sing in tune c) she says if she ever sees Fanny Fosdyke she will say something very ungodly to her over her treatment of her dear loving hubby and d) she has a misanthropic streak. Even though she does actually believe in the existence of God. I've still got my email from the Bishop though!Gill the Piano wrote:Nope, just you.dave brum wrote:Two things stopping me: 1) Fanny Fosdyke. 2) My wife.
I remember seeing Demis Roussos on TV not long after we got colour and he was wearing some really bright blue lace-up boots under his kaftan. You could see him as his agent probably put it on a 1600rpm spin instead of an 800, which made it shrink a few cms. I don't think he ever got as far as Eurovision but he would have been prime material in those boots. Then along came the Herreys from Sweden with those 10 metre high golden shoes and they won it, the jammy sods. Diggi Loo, Diggi Ley indeed! RIP Demis again.
Really struggling with 'Evening In The Meadow'. I thing this will be the first tune I've not managed to fully learn in 2 weeks in the 11 months I've been seeing Mabel. Those LH chords are really difficult and banjax me something chronic. Don't think I'll be able to play it correctly tomorrow.
He's not a musician incidentally, he does drama and he's training to be a teacher (that's not the reason why he needs all the prayer).
I think it IS the reason the poor sod needs praying for, actually...it's not teaching, it's containment and crowd management these days. They ought to be given a tazer and a bullwhip when they get their shiny whistle upon qualifying.dave brum wrote: he's training to be a teacher (that's not the reason why he needs all the prayer).
Well, much as I loathe the arrogant git I have to hand it to him; as an adult learner it is TERRIFYING to perform. But to drop it on him like that, and considering he had no music and couldn't find middle C on that horrid plastic pig, I think he did rather well, she said, grudgingly.dave brum wrote:There HAD to be some Youtube footage of it somewhere..... Teddy Sphericals playing the piano on LBC:
I was really fearing my lesson today but it was over before I realised it. I had been struggling and labouring with EITM but even though I did commit a few errors, Mabs went through it with me and now I actually feel as if I WANT to get in there and tackle it for the 10th February (my next lesson). In fact when I got back I spent half an hour going over what she told me on my piano before the kettle went on. It's amazing how much easier things seem, or how buoyed up you get with enthusiasm after you have a lesson. I shall be practising EITM every time I go up to the khazi, I think....
Other main points, I'm now doing Ab major and G# minor arpeggios with both hands, which mean I am now doing all 19 of my arpeggios with both hands. Group 4 ADAD, slowly and one at a time. Theory, all OK except for mistaking 6/8 for 9/8 and no new pieces as Mabs acknowledges that things are getting harder now. She actually told me I had done really really well with EITM. Fanny Fosdyke would have scorned me.
Still not good for the bloke I've got coming to mend the hole in my roof today. I don't see it happening which will put me back another X amount of days. I'd rather him not come than to attempt to fix it from the inside.
I still have a gaping hole in my roof and now I'm on to tradesman number THREE, whether he'll actually bother to return my call (depends on the weather). However, unrelated I cannot believe I've just emailed Mabel to ask her something about A Dozen a Day and sent her a link of Captain Cobblers tickling the ivories.
And I hope I get some good luck this week with the darrens. I've given this person until 12 noon tomorrow to return my call, otherwise it's onto no4. I cannot now do anything else until this hole in the roof is mended and it's beginning to bug me now.
Update on the darrens, no telephone calls coming in, so there'll be more going out after lunch.
So it's going to have to be done from inside. The first thing would be for me to get up into the loft, remove all the green goo and take some photos of the hole so at least my wife can see what the problem is and I'll be able to see from the comfort of my computer screen so I'll know what to get from Wickes.
But I wish this cold spell would hurry up and end as with this 42x30cm hole in my tiles, it's hellishly parky and also wet upstairs.
Huh, I must be the ONLY unqualified builder in Britain that listens to Radio 3 whilst working!
I feel like sneaking over and getting something tomorrow after the lesson. Maybe chocolates, it is after all Valentines Day this week and Waitrose 'Seriously Creamy/Smooth/Intense/Nutty' range is really scrumptious (this is not an advert, Waitrose are NOT paying me!)
There is an espresso one besides the Colombian coffee one. We had a Charlie Brigham's macaroni cheese last week that was reduced...and it was lovely. Oh, if only I was a success I would insisi on doing my shopping at Waitrose. I might even see Mabs in there!!!
Has the one in Marlow got a cafe?? I never noticed last August.