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#20671 Norway

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 13:21

I've read Ancestral Vices - what a scream that was!


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:57

I'm learning Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers from a very old book and it it made me smile to see that the unknown pianist from 80 odd years ago had exactly the same problems as I am having - right down to pencilling in some tricky fingering and a stern reminder that B# is actually C!  :lol:


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#20673 Dr. Rogers

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 12:38

The summer heat has finally broken here in Central Texas!  We had a record-breaking summer, the second hottest in recorded history, with far too many days over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  We had a sudden cool snap this past weekend, with lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s.  It felt so good!

 

Also, my lovely wife and I took a quick mini-vacation, staying a night in a lovely historic small town (Gonzales, TX, where the first shots of the Texas Revolution were fired).  Then we visited three state parks in one day, hiking three miles in each park.  We have some beautiful parks here in Texas.


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#20674 Aquarelle

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 12:53

Going shopping and for once managing to get everything that was on the list. But more than that - I took the country road route home instead of the main road and it was really beautiful - blue sky and autumn colours and textures and a Vivaldi bassoon concerto on the car radio - and my little dog beside me looking really pleased to have got away from those mischievous kittens who are rather too interested in her tail.


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#20675 Maizie

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 12:05

A parcel was despatched to me on 23rd September, due for delivery in 2-5 days.  I had tracking details, and I could see that on the evening of the 23rd September, it was picked up and on its way to the regional hub.

And there it stayed...

I emailed both the courier and the supplier for an update.  They took some time to get back to me.  The courier said they'd look in to it and let me know.  The supplier said 'the status says it's on its way'.  I replied to the supplier saying, yes, that's what it has said for what's now 11 days, what's going on?  So they said they would look in to it and let me know.

I followed up again a bit later, having no further response - we'll get someone to look in to it urgently.  I followed up on a help forum (designed for these sorts of queries), who said they would pass on my query urgently.

Three people, all looking in to it, never coming back to me.  So I emailed yet another possible help address, giving a list of all the dates of where I'd raised my queries, and could someone please let me know something, because I am currently without books, software and the slightest clue what is going on!

I received a nice email asking me to confirm my address, so a replacement parcel could be sent out on next day delivery, and also apologising for the baffling and unacceptable lack of responses to my earlier enquiries.

Today my parcel is here :)  I took thirty seconds to let the person who sent me this parcel that it had arrived safe and sound.  I said I knew it was a very busy time of year for dispatching these parcels, and even if only a tiny proportion go astray (as inevitably some will), that still leaves him with a lot of grumpy non-recipients to deal with, so I thanked him for his kindness in dealing with me so prompty :)  And he's replied, happy that I have my parcel, and thanking me for my kind words.

Off to spend the afternoon with my parcel content, happy that I have it, and happy that I was able to make someone else have a bit of a better day for two minutes :D


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#20676 Rach123

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 21:29

Getting my tablet back after accidentally leaving it on the table in a wetherspoons in  my hometown. Went 26 hours without it and really missed it


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Posted 24 October 2019 - 21:39

Got loads of bargains in M&S.


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#20678 Tenor Viol

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 20:35

Singing lesson. I've been having lessons in recent months ever since it was determined I'd been singing the wrong voice for 25 years... There's a lot to do to change a pile of habits. We're getting there... in the various exercises I was comfortably up to top As... Started to do bits of music so it was Handel today


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Posted 26 October 2019 - 10:20

Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potters vessel. !  Same happened to me when I was younger . I sang bass during my teens, but at Uni, it was suggested I could manage tenor and sang that part in an early 'War Requiem' performance in 1966. By 1971, after marriage I joined Harrogate Choral Society and had a voice test to get in,the Director was in no doubt I was a tenor.  (I also became deputy rehearsal accompanist which was good fun)


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Posted 27 October 2019 - 15:05

I have an ex pupil who sings bass, tenor and counter tenor and sounds great with any of these. Is this unusual?


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Posted 27 October 2019 - 17:26

No - sounds like me! People who join our choir often express surprise that I can demonstrate the alto tenor and bass lines for a new piece... 


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Posted 27 October 2019 - 19:09

I’ve sung soprano, alto and tenor. Never managed bass.

 

Although, come to think of it, I did hum along with a tentative and being-sight-read bass line in rehearsal last week.


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Posted 31 October 2019 - 12:58

My new driving licence (3 years validity) has just arrived - which is lovely, as they hadn't yet acknowledged my 'chase up' application form from 9th October, and my eligibility to drive was due to expire on 9th November (you get 1 year from acknowledgement of your renewal application during which you can still drive if nobody has said you shoudn't!)

So, they made it with a week to spare!  At least I know I don't have to go through it all again until mid-2023 (i.e. new licence expires in October 2022, I now know I won't need to chase them until 11 months after I apply for renewal, which will be around August 2023:D)


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#20684 Rach123

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 22:55

Had a show with my choir tonight and it went brilliantly!!! :D

Despite the panic attack I was having every time I wasn't on the stage.

 

For the next time, Anyone got any ideas how to control performane anxiety for an hour long show


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Posted 03 November 2019 - 09:24

Had a show with my choir tonight and it went brilliantly!!! :D
Despite the panic attack I was having every time I wasn't on the stage.

For the next time, Anyone got any ideas how to control performane anxiety for an hour long show


Perform a lot more. Even if only by yourself to a small audience.
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