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jazzgirl

23rd January 2013, 11:46
Mag, Father really could not have afforded the drums, so his "excuse" was accepted.
GK I do still play, but not as well, sadly. I am currently attempting to re-learn Schumann's Traumerei . Pass around the earplugs !
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chrise

23rd January 2013, 11:48
There is a saying "the pictures are better on the radio" - I've not been able to find its originator.
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chrise

23rd January 2013, 11:49
This is the best I can find:
medium that can add excellent value to your business when approached and managed correctly.When television came roaring in after the war (World War II) they did a little school survey asking children which they preferred and why - television or radio. And there was this 7-year-old boy who said he preferred radio ‘because the pictures were better.’" ~Alistair Cooke

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greedy kite

23rd January 2013, 12:42
Jazzy: does that mean you played jazz earlier? If so, what kind?
Chrise: Thank you! Kids put things so originally!
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jazzgirl

23rd January 2013, 13:39
Just checking in at lunchtime.
GK I've just been rooting through my old sheet music and that brought back some happy (and some wet-eyed) moments. As soon as I could play, I "had a go" at the ragtime stuff (Scott Joplin) around 17 pieces that were lying around the house. Then followed Winnie Atwell, onto George Shearing, Gershwin, Irving Gordon (heard of him?)"unforgettable" and Fred Coots. I'm getting carried away..... (btw, Magworth and I are huge "Under Milk Wood" fans ! Yours, Mrs Willy Nilly x
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jazzgirl

23rd January 2013, 13:39
Just checking in at lunchtime.
GK I've just been rooting through my old sheet music and that brought back some happy (and some wet-eyed) moments. As soon as I could play, I "had a go" at the ragtime stuff (Scott Joplin) around 17 pieces that were lying around the house. Then followed Winnie Atwell, onto George Shearing, Gershwin, Irving Gordon (heard of him?)"unforgettable" and Fred Coots. I'm getting carried away..... (btw, Magworth and I are huge "Under Milk Wood" fans ! Yours, Mrs Willy Nilly x
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greedy kite

23rd January 2013, 13:58
Jazzy: I see your computer has got the stutters, too: that's why I was looking forward to a gang of freaks & nerds descending on this little hamlet in summer to cure all my IT problems (see the Snow thread).
As for the music, yes, I know them all. Was always more into rock etc myself, but living in Hamburg allowed me to see just about every concert I was interested in, and in fact I'm very "eclectic" (that's the word, I suppose).Couldn't imagine life without a passion for music, tho' I never learned to play any instrument myself.That's why i was curious!
btw still waiting for my RT5 grid & clues: if it doesn't arrive soon I think I'll have to ask one of you good people to send it on to me, even if it means giving away all my secrets (again)..............
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greedy kite

23rd January 2013, 18:12
Of course the moment I mentioned the possibility of having to beg s'one to send me the grid etc, it arrived, & I solved it quickly, so no more probs, except booking a field for you in summer : I don't think our lawn will take so many motor homes, & the rest of the land descends at a rather alarming angle into the valley..........
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jazzgirl

23rd January 2013, 18:19
GK If it helps, I'll leave the baby Grand at home ;)
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greedy kite

23rd January 2013, 18:54
That would be a pity, Jazzy (if I may continue to call you that):I was looking forward to al fresco concerts under the big oak tree every evening at sundown, whatever you play --- and I presume you sing as well?
We must just make sure there are plenty of big strong men around to carry the thing indoors quickly in the event of a hefty thunderstor. the advantage on this hill is, you can see them coming in from the Bay of Biscay. The bungalow was once struck by lightning while we were in it preparing to go out into the almost yellow atmosphere. You do enjoy natural dramas, do you?
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