View Post

Trooping the Colour – 2017

In Music, Royal, video, Video by John4 Comments

A year has gone past since my last post, and because of that I was going to skip posting a video of Trooping the Colour this year. But this afternoon, just out of interest I had a look at the video this year, and I was so impressed that I decided to post it. The features this year, including a …

View Post

Florence Foster Jenkins – Part 2

In General, Music, video by John6 Comments

This is my second post about Florence Foster Jenkins.  The first can be found here.   In it I wrote that there were plans to make a movie about her life in 2015 staring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.  As it turned out, two movies inspired by her life were released in 2016.  The first was a fictional French film called Marguerite, …

View Post

Note By Note – The Making of Steinway L1037

In General, Music by JohnLeave a Comment

From the Dreamweaver old JTHonline site   Hmmm. Richter has played a 7 min 51 sec (or longer) piece in 5 min 54 secs? The official website can be visited HERE and it has the Pounding Room Intro, followed by a slide show of scenes and review hightlights. You can control the speed of the slideshow and make it go …

View Post

JPS Harmonic Synthesizer

In General, General, Music, Video by John3 Comments

My interest in keyboard synthesizers and computer music began in 1990 when I bought a Korg M1 and already had an Commodore Amiga computer at home. That was my first experience with what is now called a DAW – Digital Audio Workstation. On the Amiga I used several of Dr T’s music programs including KCS and Music Mouse; but my …

View Post

Anna Russell

In General, Music, video by John3 Comments

Following on from my post about Florence Foster Jenkins, I am now writing about Anna Russell.  Anna was from a later period that Florence Foster Jenkins, but unlike Florence, Anna deliberately set out to be funny – and a lot of her humour came from making fun of absurd.  When I was young, living in Mount Gambier, recordings of Anna Russell performances …