Latest posts by Palaisglide

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.



Posted: 15/07/2016 at 10:44

Horrific news from Nice, one image of a body with a little teddy bear beside it tore me up. Like Bushman I served in area's where we spent more time bayonets fixed keeping opposing sides of the same religion apart, (not nice), than in a war zone. I did see men crack on occasion though I did learn patience.  mad men who do those things never learn that it brings people closer together and more determined they will not win. I also served with Nato and that is one thing we must still do even after Brexit.


Favourite Music Genres What's Yours?

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 11:47

Correct Doghouse, that I understood though at times it got a bit much for me, I play the Glen Miller classics straight as I love the musicality and my Grandchildren think "In the Mood" jazz but not as I play it. We have various Glen Miller discs mixed in with Andre Rue plus some classical piano pieces by top pianists. An eclectic mix which is enjoyable and changes as the mood does.

The Jazz club I went too in London was well noted at the time although to me it was just noise in fact cacophony to my ears as I said it takes all sorts. "Oh well" I will put "Tales from the Vienna Woods" on and Waltz through the washing up.


Favourite Music Genres What's Yours?

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 10:57

Jazz, never understood it, never liked it, it takes all sorts I guess. As a pianist accordionist it was classical or folk depending on which instrument I was playing. Brought up on Light Opera, Richard Tauber, Gigli, Tito Gobi and many others. Then Bing Crosby, Chick Henderson, the big bands, Henry Hall, Glen Miller et al, the Beatles to me were the start of a musical desert for decades it appears to be easing a bit now with more musical to me that is, sounds. I was once taken to a jazz club and sat wondering when they would play a tune, with aching ears I left.

If and when I play Piano these days it is Music from the shows, Glen Miller, some Classics, now and again the old favourites from Sgt's mess days when you slowly slid under the piano as the drinks were quaffed, still on Parade next morning though bright as a button stick.

Did see Monty last night it was more by accident not realising he was on a Wednesday, will they please stop messing GW about.



Posted: 04/07/2016 at 13:45

LesleyK, my Peony has flowered at last and all the buds opened. Having been in the ground for thirty years it is now a large bush and my favourite being a Rubra, the other peony's were flowered and gone in early June, that one hung around a while, worth it in the end as it is surrounded by Cranes Bill in full bloom, quite a picture.


New peony browning leaves - is this ok?

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 10:17

Answer no they should not be like that it is Leaf Spot probably due to stress, the plant is large for the pot has probably dried out and not enough sun.

Peony's need moist but well drained soil in sun or partial sun, one that size should be in the ground planted to exactly the same depth as it is now, that is important. You say it turned up? from where? if it was a purchase then tell them, if not you could pick off the brown leaves cut it back a third then plant it and leave to die back it will come again next year. Once in the ground mulch around the root ball without covering any part of it, inches away is best the mulch will help retain the moisture and feed it.


Independence Day?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 10:14

We have seen the result "shock and awe" I thought that was Iraq, though it does seem to have brought out the worst in some cases on this board thread. Us oldies who never had it so good or so we were told and now being told again worked long and hard for what we have now and yet we need to bank roll our Grandchildren because over many governments things have got worse and not better, some of it down to the Common market, mostly down to mismanagement by our rulers. We oldies did not all vote for exit, yet are all tarred with the same brush by some. I say grow up as my last comment on this thread, I am not even going to read anymore of it.

Back to gardening.


Independence Day?

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 12:04

Boris Johnson has pulled out of the leadership race, WHY???

He caused the turmoil and now does not wish to face the music of the next two years negotiations, am I right in smelling one very large rat in the compost?


Independence Day?

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 09:16

Sorry every one, this thread will roll for a long time yet, never in all my years have I seen a time when all the parties were in total disarray with Nicola kicking anyone who gets in the way. We are at the moment a rudderless boat and worse the engine has stopped working. It is as I remember Dunkirk, rescue who and what you can then start the build up to take those pesky Europeans apart.

I have seen parties tear themselves apart, Labour after Wilson the Tories after Margaret and then labour and Liberals at the last election but this is beyond any of those things. Much like Pinocchio their noses got longer each day as they thought up bigger and better lies. We the sheep who understand nothing suddenly bit them, as my Uncle Arthur the farmer would say there is no such thing as a dumb animal and now the Politicians are wondering what hit them, the posh boys thought they knew best and the Unions tried to hi jack Labour, we have been there many times it does not work anymore.

This is going to be a fun summer as far as I am concerned (if we ever get a summer) watching the squirming and infighting among them all meanwhile as we always were we will be ruled by the Money men in the absence of Government.


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