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A Christmas Treat

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This was recorded from an LP that I bought in the 1970’s. I recorded it as 24bit 192kHz and the file size was 3.6GB, and from that I saved an MP3 file of only 48MB. Before NBN a 48MB file would have taken so long to upload to this site that I wouldn’t have attempted it. But post NBN it …

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Kurt Weill

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In the days when hifi stereo long playing vinyl records were the ultimate when matched with a good cartridge, tone arm, turntable, amplifier and speakers, and parallel tone arms were arguably better, the Bette Midler album simply titled Bette Midler came out in 1973 and I bought a copy from John Stagg at the Regent Arcade record shop in Adelaide.  …

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Trooping the Colour – 2018

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I had not intended to make a post about the Trooping this year, but on Saturday, 9 June, I looked at the time and noted that the Trooping the Colour event might still be taking place in London. When I checked The Telegraph (UK) online, there was an item to see the event live, so I clicked on it and …

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Trooping the Colour – 2016

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With Trooping the Colour being last Saturday, in the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, I could hardly fail to include a video of it in the year of the Queen’s 90th birthday. I’ve always enjoyed watching it over the years. In the early years of her reign the Queen rode in uniform, sidesaddle, in the parade. In later years, after the death …