I spend too much time sat in front of a computer screen anyway and sometimes, that in itself makes me anxious and depressed.
I also believe that I think too much.
You will notice I've put what I think is a positive statement in bold type. Now, I need to put piano lessons with Fanny Fosdyke into that part of the filing cabinet upstairs that contains the low points of world history (Holocaust, 2 World Wars, apartheid, 9/11 etc)
Craycombe Farm. That's it.
pure in thought word and deed, you mean?dave brum wrote:Had a strange experience the other day I've never had before in my life and I may never actually have again. Went to the toilets in the Avoncroft Museum and I was sitting there when suddenly the lights went out and I was plunged into darkness. Fortunately I'm a former Boy Scout.
See, I'd have been kicked off the ABRSM forum for saying that in their 'Forums Cafe' (most cafes have toilets anyway!)
But alas for me and the Belle of Burwell.....
1. Dr.Brian May
2. Bryan Ferry
3. Brian Eno (also in Roxy Music)
4. Bryan Adams
5. Brian Jones (Rolling Stones)
6. Dr.Brian Cox (formerly of D:Ream now a TV historian)
7. Brian Johnson (ACDC and before that, the band Geordie)
I suppose if you were to count Brian Canham that would be eight.
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Wonder which hymnal they'll be using? I saw one floating around called Anglican Hymns Old and New, which I must admit I'd not heard of b4.
I ay as clever as yoh, Gill!
I shall say this once more. I cannot open up a page of music and play it at sight unless it's a very simple Carol Barratt Chesters Easiest Tunes exercise aimed at kids or similar. If I was doing Tracey's job on the organ at St.Nicolas, or Mabs at her church in Warwickshire, then I would need them to pick the hymns three months in advance so I can learn them, and they ain't going to do that! This is how it is with me Gill unfortunately and I intend to have it out with Mabel over this on Wednesday. Because something needs to happen NOW, if it doesn't then I shall just get worse and more despondent and frustrated - and the enjoyment, which I'm trying so hard to try and keep, will be lost.
UPDATE: Just had a go with the hymn tune 'St.George' and yes I told you so. In this case, in two bars I started off with the bass line and went into the tenor. There are too many dots to concentrate on. I'm only human.
Which tune? There are four of them.Gill the Piano wrote:Just do the tune first. Gently Bentley!
I might ask Mabel on Wednesday. Or Trace, if I get the chance to catch her.
We went to Oxford a few weeks back, and had a butchers at the new Waitrose on Botley Road. Then we proceeded to drive through the centre of Oxford in awful rain on a Saturday afternoon.
Have you ever thought about becoming a crematorium organist??
It is great fun and I look forward to Monday afternoons now, which is our practice. We have 3 gigs coming up in Oct/Nov, for which I had to buy an orange tie in John Lewis before work today. I was in charge of 11 and 12 today.
Some of the elderly ladies can ring two treble bells on each hand. However, my pair of bells don't have this tremendous resonance which can be heard, felt and even seen!
My wife, being from Hertfordshire talks of my 'handbowels' when she means handbells.....