Wow. I found a draft of a post from 2008, and much of it is still relevant, so I’m updating and sharing it. I’ve been listening to more music lately, which is good. I love music, and honestly, I hear it in my head all the time anyway, but listening to it on the outside gives […]
Lots of knitting. Lots and lots of knitting. (If you’re on Ravelry, you can see my finished projects.) My hands ache from the knitting, particularly the left because I knit Continental. I think I may have to learn to knit English just to swap off on occasion. We’ve been going out to hear more live […]
Plinky asked, “What was the last thing you got really excited about?” My ukulele! I wish I had a photo of her to post, but I don’t. She’s a travel tenor, which means that she’s a bit bigger than the “standard” (soprano) ukulele most people are used to seeing, but also thinner than a normal tenor. […]
Plinky asked, “Do you ever listen to the radio anymore?” I only listen to the radio in the car. In fact, I don’t think I’ve got a radio at home anywhere. If I do listen, I almost always choose the local NPR affiliate to listen to. If it isn’t time for the one of the […]
1) My Daddy, and his (ongoing) recovery from surgery. 2) Everything I learned about music from J.D. Mardis and all the other teachers over the years. 3) Easy access to a pool.
Plinky said, “Name a movie that has a great soundtrack.” There are so many! If I had access to my full music library right now, we could be here all day, because I do love movie soundtracks. For simplicity’s sake, I decided to leave musicals out of this discussion. My first pick is Chocolat, a […]
Plinky asked, Which of your hobbies have you been doing for the longest amount of time? When did you start?” That would be music. I’ve been singing since I was a small child in the church choir. The way my mother’s family makes music, I could hardly avoid it (not that I wanted to). I learned […]
Plinky asked, “What do you think of reality television? Do you watch any reality TV shows?” I don’t watch any reality TV shows, and I detest every one that I’ve seen except The Sing-Off. Even with it, all I care about is listening to the music. I can’t stand the nonsense with the judges, the “let’s […]
Listen to it on Sam’s site, and/or read the resulting article, The Facets of Jazz Through Gary Motley.
We’ve been watching Defying Gravity on Hulu, and enjoying it. The music is one of the appealing factors, but I can’t find any information about what songs by which performers are used in most of the episodes. TV.com has information for two of them, but not the rest. I don’t suppose any of you know […]