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On the eleventh day of advent

When at full strength there now seems to be an amazing twelve flautists in our band. This month’s concert should therefore stand as a watchword that one shouldn’t take lots of flutes for granted, for worryingly at tonight’s rehearsal there…

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50 Years To The Day

Fifty years ago today, Ralph Vaughan Williams died. Vaughan Williams is one of Em’s and mine favourite composers. For Emma, its Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, and for me it’s his Norfolk Rhapsody and Folk Song Suite. Following…

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The Wednesday Playlist (Afternoon Mix)

The day’s eclectic mix of classical, pop, rock and (umm…) miscellaneous extras continues… ABBA – Dancing Queen A Classic Christmas – Deck The Halls ABBA – Tiger Kylie Minogue – Koocachoo Mike Oldfield – Dark Star Tchaikovsky – Divertisement: Mother…

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The Wednesday Playlist (Eclectic Mix)

I couldn’t really decide what to play today, so I thought I’d shuffle my way through my entire music collection on random and see what I end up with. I might skip the spoken word tracks, and I’ll aim not…

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Weirdness?!!

posted a chart of her favourite songs today. I don’t think I have a favourite song per se, it changes too often. But right now, but for the last six months or so, one of my favourite songs has been…

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Weird reminiscences

I’ve just heard my Gran talk! An aside to this should be that I only have one Granpa left, so to hear my Gran talk is somewhat surprising. I’m listening to my mp3 player, and this morning whilst scrolling through…

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Now that’s just annoying!

I’ve just gone to plug myself in to my mp3 player for the day to discover that I’m out of juice. Zero battery. No charge. No life. 🙁 What makes this particularly annoying is I did think last night, as…

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The English Classic


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Heard about this on the The World Tonight whilst driving back from band. Kind of hypnotically intriguing… 😉 Current Mood: awakeCurrent Music: The Young Punx – RockallCurrent Location: Oxfordshire

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Wednesdays. I like Wednesdays.


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1. Discovered some strangely appropriate music today to listen to whilst clicking through OnlineEarly, in Sandi Thom’s album. The thing is I can’t listen the track Superman because I have become convinced that she is singing ‘Don’t want suppmat’, on…

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I can still play

I realised today that I haven’t picked up my flute since our last concert on 3 June at Radley’s Silk Hall. It was band tonight, and it wasn’t till I got there that I realised that I was the lone…

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Eeek…!!

It seems that I have just managed to buy myself a piccolo. I made two bids for the item on ebay, the first making me the ‘current high bidder’ but not ‘meeting the reserve price’. The second, of four quid…

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Spring days and strangeness

1. What a gorgeous day it was today. After the traffic chaos of the past couple of days, I actually managed to get to work on time today – which is good because oddly, not being a morning person I…

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Welcome to the dangerzone

In advance of the release of their fourth album the now 3-piece Estonian girl rock band (famously discovered by me by ordering blind off the internet after seeing them on the front cover of Tallinn Airport magazine), the first single…

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We have been evicted?

The We in this post is Abingdon Concert Band, and the eviction is as of last night. Apparently there have been complaints from the Guild Hall ‘above’, and so we are being asked to leave our current rehearsal space. Let…

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Angel of Music

Quite incredibly, it actually was standing room only last night in Abingdon Baptist Church for Abingdon Concert Band’s Broadway Showstoppers concert. Normally we are lucky if we get three old men and a dog, and feel it a good audience…

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