Latest posts by Palaisglide

Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 09:57

"Ah" PP, if ogling includes being a foot fetish then I ogle. Having danced all my life from age 10 at a time the dancing was called Old Fashioned or normal dancing we were  taught the feet were more important than posture although that had to be good too. Strictly is classed as a show, we who think it should be dance are well outnumbered yet good dancers finally made it through.

Have not danced since I lost Joan, then my own little problem knocked it on the head for a while, now I watch and enjoy, the dancing not the nubile bodies, "err" well some of them are nubile, some would be put down if they were dogs?


Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 22:45

Hi Star Gaze Lily, had my two year check up today, all well see you next year was the verdict. As with all news only bad news gets the headlines, I post that there is good news out there, more than people think.

Pity we lost David, we wandered through a few weird and wonderful Boards together I suppose he had got bored with us all. We will keep up the good work SGL in his memory.


Oh dearie me!

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 13:55

Indeed Verdun, Made a raised pie, a large one, blistered fingers shaping the hot pastry, very best ingredients and topped up with a good Cider jelly and allowed to cool overnight. The family arrived started to nick the bread buns for tea before the table was laid, sliced up raised pie, very thin slices put it on table went back to remove scones from oven and by the time I got to sit down no pie, not one single crumb, last one I ever made. That is what I get for siring a mob of gluttons.


What is your weather like?

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 13:45

Been for my annual check after the big op two years ago, all well no problems, come back next year.

It was 22C most of the night and this morning, had to change bed linen and pillow, whilst in Hospital it suddenly poured down which cooled things quite a bit, it was short and sharp now the sun is out again though a cooling breeze is wafting through the house. That is Stockton, Daughter in Inverness on holiday phoned to say a mighty storm kept her awake she thought WW3 had started.


Favourite Music Genres What's Yours?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 11:40

Yviestevie, quite a mix there,  though like me Rapp is not among them, if any of that comes on it gets muted instantly, leave it to those who understand it I say. Though I played piano in many strange places, once on the back of a lorry, another time a Scorpion scuttled out of the base as I started to play and we did check for sand snakes that liked dark places but hated twanging strings, I never played in a band. Usually there would only be a piano or accordion as the three chord wonder machines and players had not yet been invented they came with Skiffle and pop. There began for me a musical wilderness, the trend to play Golden Oldies top of the pops from donkey's years ago to me says I was correct in calling it rubbish. The picture of crowds watching  granddads gyrating on stage makes me run for the off switch, leave it for the kids who know no better. OK rant over.


Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 11:17

David K and I have been friends on various Boards often talking music and dancing. "I'll miss you now you have gone" a nice song see it on u tube.

We tend to take the regulars for granted then they disappear, panic, jump to conclusions usually wrong as Nora explained. Leaving a board can be for many reasons, I left the BBC WW2 feeling it had come to an end, they promised to clear my account although since 2007 there have been quite a few calls from programme makers talking about my input?? so much for the clearance then. David probably wanted a clean sheet well he has it and we should thank him then let it rest.

Like your pictures Doghouse though not my style, more the wind up gramophone type, still have loads of the old LP's that play on my radio gram.


What is your weather like?

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 11:26

Stockton on Tees, having had nothing good to report for weeks I opted out of this thread not wanting to make you all miserable as well as myself. Yesterday SUNSHINE, the family landed, my Daughter with a very bruised leg hardly able to hobble, she did her hamstring during the Parents race in the school sports? We sat in the conservatory all doors open and the rest in the garden sun worshiping  "oh bliss" a bowl of strawberries completed the wonder of it being summer at last. Today awoke to dull overcast skies although as I write the sun has broken through and lit up the room, could it be true?? are we actually getting a heat wave?? "Oh" I do so hope.


Favourite Music Genres What's Yours?

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 11:12

Would not disagree with any of that post Doghouse, people will always try to improve the original to their own likeness, I would suppose it is built into the human psyche. It also depends on our age, my Piano Teacher was traditional my practice pieces and exam music was usually classical and very dry classical at that. Dad a pianist would short circuit Miss Cook by bringing  home sheet music and saying half a crown when you can play that?? my fingers would be red raw where Miss Cook belted  them with her foot long pencil as she realised I had not done the practice, had she asked me to play "Alice Blue Gown" or "Blue Danube" she would have got perfection. Never failing an exam which I took until joining up at 18 proved Miss Cook did get attention, more the fear of that pencil than anything else.

In a time the front room piano was the focus, no TV then, you were expected to earn your cream cake by playing all the old favourites until your fingers became numb, the same in the forces, managing to get a tune out of those battered uprights earned you your beers. It also got me on a few occasions to sit with top classical pianists as they practiced to give a concert, making sure they got fed and watered, then with them, the music on my knee in case they went blank, it never happened of course, I did realise they worked hard at it one man practiced a full eight hours then played the concert note perfect. I knew my place as they say.


Favourite Music Genres What's Yours?

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 10:27

Sorry Doghouse, Brubeck definitely not on my shopping list, I listened to the ones David put on as well and thought it a good tune spoilt "Somewhere over the rainbow" being my Granddaughters favourite. If I order a steak and it comes covered in sauce mushrooms etc. it gets scraped off and I eat the steak. When I gave an order in the Army I expected the troops to go straight to the task not wander through the woods picking bluebells watching the bubbling stream and listening to the birds which to me is what Jazz is. Take a good tune and try to embellish it beyond what the songwriter originally wrote. Had I embellished Lilly Marlene as I played it for the umteenth time on a mess night the lads would have tied me to a tank track and driven it away. Probably the Engineer in me, see a task fix it, if it does not need fixing leave it. I listen to some classical music and wonder why the soloist is trying to improve on the original which must have been good to last so long.

That Doghouse is me, others will think that approach very minimal but like Mothers rice pudding no one could ever improve on it as far as I was concerned. At least we have the Prom's for a few weeks, I can soak it up.


Favourite Music Genres What's Yours?

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 10:52

Today Doghouse probably because the news got to me it is Mozart, Piano Concerto 25, with Martha Argerich playing, I find it calming listening to a Pianist who can touch the key's with such finesse, I am supposed to have a soft touch but would burn my piano before comparing myself to her.


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