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Ukulele Orchestras

Petra and I got Travis a ukulele for his birthday a couple of months ago. They’re great little instruments – so versatile and easy to play. You can be strumming recognisable tunes in very short order, and if you’re musically … Continue reading

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Petra’s Morning Playlist

Poor Petra – her musical likes and dislikes are very much influenced by what we choose to share with her. But she is picking her way through our choices to come up with her own preferences. This morning she explained … Continue reading

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1983

After stumbling on the 1983 songs, I did a bit of looking around and discovered a wealth of releases – many of which I still listen to now. Death and the Maiden by The Verlaines is probably their most well … Continue reading

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Tripping Down Amnesia Lane Again

And now the music from 1983. Alas, I can’t embed videos, so those who want to trip through my musical past with me will have to click through to the Youtube links. My first find was a bit of Australian … Continue reading

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Music that Hurts

Petra’s blowing on the penny whistle that her father thoughtfully brought back from Dublin a couple of years ago. The poor dog is barking and whimpering along. I don’t like the noises the whistle makes; I can’t imagine how nasty … Continue reading

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A Wednesday Night Song

Petra and I have been rocking out to The Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine. Petra likes the dancing and the makeup and the costumes. I like all those things and the slightly-frantic gleefulness of the song … Continue reading

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On Not Bothering to Learn the Words

[I’ve acquired] an earworm known as Kenny Loggins’ “Footloose,” which burrowed comfortably into the open spot and refuses to leave. Generally speaking, Mr. Loggins’ movie themes are always welcome in my head — I’m all right, nobody worry about me, … Continue reading

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