debris4spike: (Clarinet.)
As many of you know I used to be a clarinettist in an orchestra, and I do miss it.  I also was a member of a wind band, where the majority were ex-military bandsmen (in fact a couple were still in the Marine reserves)

I thought I would share a couple of pieces of music that we did play at concerts with the band.




debris4spike: (Dad)
39 - Put your iPod on shuffle and write down the first ten songs that pop up.

  1. Pomp & Circumstance No 4

  2. All that she wanted - James Marsters

  3. Bad - James Marsters

  4. Katie - James Marsters

  5. Bless 'em all

  6. Blocking Brainwaves - Ghost of the Robot

  7. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

  8. Be Thou my vision

  9. Long Tall Sally - Elvis Presley

  10. Bye Bye, love - Everley Brothers


Honest. I didn't cheat 3 (4) are James Marsters.



40 - What were your highs and lows of the past year?

Obviously loosing Dad was the low point ... as was helping him to cope with loosing Mum and also his independence. Although I do have some good memories of some of those days.

So spending time with Dad was special ... as was my trip to London. I plan to go back to London in November again, and know I will see Dad again in Eternity.



The list of 365 questions can be found here
debris4spike: (Clarinet.)
Day 07 → talk about music this year

Oooops, was going to post this yesterday and then got distracted when the plumber came to remove the sink and gas hob ready for today ... and didn't get back to LJ

Anyway, as I type this there is an old Christmas CD playing while the kitchen is being worked on.

I haven't really heard much that has really caught my imagination, although I have a clock radio, so wake to music.

I haven't been to any live music, unless singing hymns in Church counts.  Acyually as I typed that I realised it was a lie!!!  I went with Dad to a couple of their sing-along entertainments that he had at his home.  Even got roped into doing the Hokey Cokey with the entertainments officer at one of them!

I haven't been involved in any music either this year, but have decided that next year I want to get back to my clarinet. So am looking into lessons, or something, otherwise I will never practice regularly.

Music

Friday, September 16th, 2016 12:14 pm
debris4spike: (James singing - music notes)
Over the last few days it seems as if a few of my f-list have listed some songs, or music details.  Well I had to go to the dentist again today, for the tooth problem that started at Easter.  She took an impression for a plate to fill the gap, but doubts I can have one as my bite is wrong ... I do think at 55 it's a bit late to change that!!  Anyway, we wait and see what the technitions say.

Anyway, back to music.  As well as inheriting photos, jewellery, books etc from Mum I also gained an increase in her CDs.  I was listening to some this morning in the car (well I have to use a USB) and heard one song which I admit to loving ....



Not quite a 2016 #1, but fun none the less!
debris4spike: (James - Rock On!)
What Band or Musician is Important to you?

I was born in 1961, so as a kid the radio was on - The Beatles, The Seekers, The Monkees, The Beach Boys .... and I still do like their stuff.  Weirdly, having no friends at school (due to bullying) I was isolated, so much of the 70's music passed me by then, but I do like it now ... The Rolling Stones being my favourite of the bunch.  From then on nothing!

I also love music of the 20's, singers like Frank Sinatra; and classical music, especially Beethoven.

HOWEVER

As my longer term f-list will know, there is only one singer I have heard live, and one band gig I have ever been to.

James Marsters, and Ghost of the Robot (although James was not there as he was filming).  I will admit that I loved the atmosphere of GotR, but if I had to pick just one event, it would be James by himself (not that I don't like Charlie, Sullivan, etc), but I like how he relates to his audience while performing.

So, yes please - more James Marsters!!!
debris4spike: (James singing - music notes)
Today I had to leave work early, but in that I had the advantage that I was able to collect my new CD/DVD towers.  In this area there is a very active free-recycle of all sorts of things ... and someone offered 3 six foot towers ... so that was great to be able to get those.
debris4spike: (James - London 2010 - double image)
It may be corny but I do like this song ... and it was playing as my clock-radio turned on this morning.



Great way to start the day with a smile
debris4spike: (James - London 2010 - double image)
Day 1 - a picture of myself.
Day 2 - 20 facts about myself.
Day 3 - favourite quote.
Day 4 - What are you afraid .

Day 5 - 10 Favourite Songs

So I have to find 10 songs ... well, other than James nothing is going to be recent!

London City - James
Goodnight Sweet Girl - Ghost of the Robot
In My Room - The Beach Boys
What Is This Thing Called Love - Frank Sinatra
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Can't Smile Without You - The Carpenters
Love Me Do - The Beatles
True Love Ways - Buddy Holly
You're The Inspiration - Chicago
Albatross - Fleetwood Mac

It was hard to pick 10 ... so maybe, as I click post I shall think of others!


Here are the You Tube links if you want to listen to my boring choices ... and a list of the reason why most of these made the cut )

I expect you knew them all!

It's All About Me!

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 09:23 pm
debris4spike: (James - my name)
Things have been quiet so I answered [livejournal.com profile] lupina78's meme prompt ... and these are the 5 questions she asked:-

1. I know you´re a very talented musician. Is there an instrument you wished you could play, but never really got the hang of it?
2. What´s your favourite food?
3. If you´d have the chance to go anywhere in the world, where would you go, and why?
4. What´s the one thing you own that means everything to you? Like, an item with great sentimental value.
5. Aaand last but not least, what´s your favourite Buffy episode?

Yes, I have answers )

So - if you want 5 questions just ask!

.

Music Meme

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 05:30 pm
debris4spike: (James - London 2010 - double image)
I have snagged, and adapted this meme from [livejournal.com profile] bangel_4e

She did her answers using gifs .... but I have decided to do it uing shuffle on my Media Player (which is on as am typing this anyway)

So - it's a list of questions, and the answer is (in my case) the next song to play ... without cheating!


1) Your parents' reaction when you were born:
"(You're) Finer Than Gold" - James ... LOL, I was a much wanted baby!

2) How you felt on your first day of school:

Read more... )

I will admit I had to drop a couple of questions as they were totally N/A ... sex, smoking pot, being dumped, wedding night, etc ...

The weird thing is how much my pc loves James ... I have his tracks on there only once, with about 500 other songs.  No wonder I like spending time on my computer.



Music Meme

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 05:30 pm
debris4spike: (James - London 2010 - double image)
I have snagged, and adapted this meme from [livejournal.com profile] bangel_4e

She did her answers using gifs .... but I have decided to do it uing shuffle on my Media Player (which is on as am typing this anyway)

So - it's a list of questions, and the answer is (in my case) the next song to play ... without cheating!


1) Your parents' reaction when you were born:
"(You're) Finer Than Gold" - James ... LOL, I was a much wanted baby!

2) How you felt on your first day of school:

Read more... )

I will admit I had to drop a couple of questions as they were totally N/A ... sex, smoking pot, being dumped, wedding night, etc ...

The weird thing is how much my pc loves James ... I have his tracks on there only once, with about 500 other songs.  No wonder I like spending time on my computer.



debris4spike: (James playing guitar - London 2011)
LOL - even my new Media Player likes me. I am just re-uploading my James music on it, and it is playing on shuffle. No, I didn't get my favourite, but the first track that it played was Fall of Night - my second favourite -



And, guess what it then played the same track again immediately after (weird shuffle), but as I love the song, I'm not worried ... especially as after that it went into I think my least favourite one!

debris4spike: (James playing guitar - London 2011)
LOL - even my new Media Player likes me. I am just re-uploading my James music on it, and it is playing on shuffle. No, I didn't get my favourite, but the first track that it played was Fall of Night - my second favourite -



And, guess what it then played the same track again immediately after (weird shuffle), but as I love the song, I'm not worried ... especially as after that it went into I think my least favourite one!

debris4spike: (James - Rock On!)
Nick bought me a DVD last Christmas and I have just watched it ... had to share a couple of exerpts ....

Cockney music within Classical music -



This is The Swan, played on Alpine Bells -



debris4spike: (James - Rock On!)
Nick bought me a DVD last Christmas and I have just watched it ... had to share a couple of exerpts ....

Cockney music within Classical music -



This is The Swan, played on Alpine Bells -



Lots Of James!

Thursday, July 12th, 2012 03:09 pm
debris4spike: (James - London 2010 - double image)
Honest - my media player is on shuffle, and I have about 800 tracks on file - but I have just had 2 Ghost of the Robot, then London City ... and then Fall of Night (my 2nd favourite).

I was feeling really spoilt - and guess what then came on ... London City!

Yep, James, and more James ... thank you computer!

Lots Of James!

Thursday, July 12th, 2012 03:09 pm
debris4spike: (James - London 2010 - double image)
Honest - my media player is on shuffle, and I have about 800 tracks on file - but I have just had 2 Ghost of the Robot, then London City ... and then Fall of Night (my 2nd favourite).

I was feeling really spoilt - and guess what then came on ... London City!

Yep, James, and more James ... thank you computer!
debris4spike: (Spike & Damon - Real vampires don't spar)
Annemarie left a week ago and what have I got to show for it?  Not much.

Still Dad is doing well, and feeling more relaxed.  Mum is slowly feeling better, as well.  Having Dad ill really "mucked" up her healing, but that seems to be slowly progressing.  I spoke to them both yesterday, and will tomorrow as they both have doctors appointments.  Jiffy has also been to the "doctors" as his skin is sore again.  I personally think he was just jealous of eveyone else!

In the last few days of my holiday last week I didn't get much done - spending time at hospital took some time, and I had actually got sun-burnt on Tuesday.  I had been in Exeter Cathedral with Claire for a couple of hours (pics to follow) .... then as I drove home I had the car window open ... and 1/2 hour later (ouch!)

On Saturday I got some gardening done for Mum & Dad and hope to get some done over the next long weekend (when not sitting in front of the TV waving my Union Flag!

Then back to work ... and it's as if I hadn't been away!  Trouble was the spare time over the last couple of days has been washing and ironing.  I had hoped to post this last night but went to Bible Study (a group I have just joined, mostly people from work, of which the rest are Philipino) ... and one had bad news over the weekend so things got extended.  So I was late for the right reasons!

Now today - I have got washing on, bread machine on and done a bit of decorating.  I now have to go out to collect some chaires for my garden that Tim & Claire have given me.

I haven't forgotten my 100 meme and will get back to that hopefully tomorrow!

On a positive note I am re-watching Vampire Diaries from the beginning and falling in love with Damon all over again (points to icon!) ... and now my Media Player is playing some good songs.

So - have I missed anything.  I won't be able to scroll back otherwise I shall get sidetracked!  So please point me in the right direction.  I shall go back this evening and answer comments .... Hope you have all had a great week.

*hugs*
debris4spike: (Spike & Damon - Real vampires don't spar)
Annemarie left a week ago and what have I got to show for it?  Not much.

Still Dad is doing well, and feeling more relaxed.  Mum is slowly feeling better, as well.  Having Dad ill really "mucked" up her healing, but that seems to be slowly progressing.  I spoke to them both yesterday, and will tomorrow as they both have doctors appointments.  Jiffy has also been to the "doctors" as his skin is sore again.  I personally think he was just jealous of eveyone else!

In the last few days of my holiday last week I didn't get much done - spending time at hospital took some time, and I had actually got sun-burnt on Tuesday.  I had been in Exeter Cathedral with Claire for a couple of hours (pics to follow) .... then as I drove home I had the car window open ... and 1/2 hour later (ouch!)

On Saturday I got some gardening done for Mum & Dad and hope to get some done over the next long weekend (when not sitting in front of the TV waving my Union Flag!

Then back to work ... and it's as if I hadn't been away!  Trouble was the spare time over the last couple of days has been washing and ironing.  I had hoped to post this last night but went to Bible Study (a group I have just joined, mostly people from work, of which the rest are Philipino) ... and one had bad news over the weekend so things got extended.  So I was late for the right reasons!

Now today - I have got washing on, bread machine on and done a bit of decorating.  I now have to go out to collect some chaires for my garden that Tim & Claire have given me.

I haven't forgotten my 100 meme and will get back to that hopefully tomorrow!

On a positive note I am re-watching Vampire Diaries from the beginning and falling in love with Damon all over again (points to icon!) ... and now my Media Player is playing some good songs.

So - have I missed anything.  I won't be able to scroll back otherwise I shall get sidetracked!  So please point me in the right direction.  I shall go back this evening and answer comments .... Hope you have all had a great week.

*hugs*
debris4spike: (James - my name)
I have had a pretty good week - busy at work, but have made a determined effort to do "something" each day ... whether it is to write owing letters, or go shopping.  Procrastination and I are great friends!  As I have just said ina  recent icon post, even my artwork gets delayed.  I want to get back to some writing, as well as still wanting to decorate my bedroom in the next few weeks ... so have made a good effort this week.

I have had a shift each day and have worked on a variety of wards, so that I suppose, has made things interesting and kept me focussed.

But, yes, a good week.

And, as part of my focus I even said I would "meme" ... I still have the 5 character meme to finish but am finding my letter hard.  So [livejournal.com profile] curiouswombat I haven't forgotten.

Until then I have items to talk about that [livejournal.com profile] lupina78 has listed -

Great Britain
Family
Favourite Fandom
Music
Four-legged friends
James Marsters (you didn´t think I´d leave him out of this, did you? *gg*)
Books


So, if you want to read ramble, click here )

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