Two of our granddaughters stayed overnight with us a few days ago. For some reason we started singing “There’s a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza” and we were surprised that the youngest, who had just turned six, knew every single verse. So we sang it over and … Continue reading →
Before I talk about Plex, I’ll tell you what led me to look at it. I listened some time ago to one of the excellent Alive 90.5 podcasts by Peter Fowler in which he touched on Google’s Chromecast. It sounded rather interesting. Then in another podcast on November 13, Peter talked about a … Continue reading →
I’ve been listening to a podcast called Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4. Last Friday it was The Now Show, a satirical tilt at just about anything in the British media. I was really enjoying the program and then, about seven and a half minutes in, I was captivated by … Continue reading →
About six months ago I joined Hills Harmony Chorus, a local all-male acapella group. We have about 25 members and meet for about three hours each week to rehearse songs in four-part close harmony (barbershop style).
Yes, the Tapias have a new Kydd and Carlo showed it off last Friday night at the Sticky Bar. A Kydd is an upright electric bass. It’s fretless, just like a double bass, and sounds just like a double bass too. The big difference is size – it’s just a … Continue reading →
One of the many lovely presents we received last Christmas were tickets to see Roberta Flack at the Sydney Opera House. We hadn’t realized at the time that the performance was on Valentine’s Day, so it was a good excuse for a romantic night out for us, as if we … Continue reading →