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Loc: Ireland (ex England)
Happy New Year to all my friends here!
Great to see you back, Recaredo, but what mixed news. Congratulations on your degree, of course, but it's always sad to hear of a family breaking up.
I have spent many a late hour recently enjoying some astronomical views with a new eyepiece in my telescope. One of the wonderful sights in the wee hours is Jupiter passing by Regulus in Leo and viewed best around three in the morning but glorious in a clear sky and frosty night.
I hope this bringer of jollity fulfils its purpose for everyone here.
Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well. I'm sorry I haven't been around very much. It's been working a holiday season!
Richard, thanks for the post. Check you PM regarding Rachmaninoff.
Right now I'm preparing for a short performance for some friends at a small gathering today. I'll let you know how that goes. I'm hoping to share some music. However, I've been having problems learning some new procedures with my computer. I'll give it another try.
I've been listening to this a lot lately. I have come to really appreciate listening to all three movements together.
Yikes! I lost track of time again! I must be off! Later!
Nice to see you all here and Thank you all for the New Year wishes. Congratulations on the diploma achievement, Recaredo. Sorry about the sad news. Nice to know you have excellent support though, and staying with Piano.
I liked the theme, Richard. Similarly this one reflective of my mood today. Funny, the week started off so great, but then progressively deteriorated from there.
Loc: Ireland (ex England)
The Manfred Mann song, later done by their renamed Chapter III and called Travelling Lady, was used in the sixties to advertise Manikin cigars.
The Air on the G String was used by a rival cigar maker, Hamlet. The air was usually played when things had gone wrong and the sad victim lit a Hamlet cigar in recompense. The slogan was 'Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet'. As Manfred Mann didn't play for you, this was meant as compensation - Happiness is...
Hi Richard and everyone! I just finished my umpteenth recording for the ABF recital. I'm beginning to see why I prefer doing a live performance instead of recording. Yeah, I'm frustrated with it having unexpected mistakes. I'll have something submitted in time for the 15th, however.
Right now I'm going to take a break and listen to your music contribution. I'll probably send you a PM either later today or Friday. Thanks!
Well, here goes, one of my very favorite pieces, buckle up:
"The Copenhagen Railway steam Galop" by Danish composer Hans Christian Lumbye (1810-1874).
Oh, the yelling at the end of the music: 'Roskilde, Toget kører ikke videre' (Roskilde, the train goes no further) is a part of the piece. That's how they used to announce in the old days, and yes, I do remember that - the yelling, not Lumbye, I'm not THAT old
XXXVII I pray, that tomorrow I may strive to be a little better than I am today - and, on behalf of everybody else, I give thanks for headphones.
For those of you who like Old Blues, griffen's post on Tears in Heaven reminded me of this oldie from BB King. He also did this with Eric on an album later Called Riding with the King. I like it, but this is the first version I ever heard. Title is actually "Worried Life Blues" on the Ridin' with the King album with Clapton, if your interested.
If this cut doesn't work, start it at 2:00, that's where it begins. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
Edited by Ragdoll (02/21/1510:30 AM)
At first, she only flew when she thought no one was watching.