October 20, 2015

This fits the part of my listening project which can generally be classified as 'The 15 years or so when Bethan fell of the popular music radar [not that she was ever much on it...]'.

I've never heard Back to Black. I've heard 'Rehab'. I've conducted Rehab a couple of t...

October 20, 2015

This was an interesting demonstration of the importance of the right music at the right time... Life is quite challenging right now and I just couldn't get to grips with this album. I know it's what I should love, it ticks all the boxes, but mostly it just irritated me...

October 14, 2015

A strange yet entertaining evening was had. Jamie Munn and I spent an hour with 6 kids from HKYAF as they learnt not only how to play the kazoo, but also how to put together a performance of Grieg's 'In the Hall of the Mountain King' in preparation for YAF's 2016 Mardi...

October 14, 2015

I used to teach at tertiary level a long time ago (at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, when they had a musical theatre dance programme... I didn't teach the dance though - more's the pity, think I would have excelled - I taught the chorus class).  But the poi...

October 12, 2015

I don't have a sweet tooth. Not even really nearly (apart from my pregnancy  when I single-handedly kept Coco Pops and Cadbury's in business but that was a glitch. Now I'm firmly back on crisps). So what on earth am I doing at the Wilton Academy (or some such) learning...

October 8, 2015

I've finally done it! I've floated... and in the words of Katrina and her Waves, don't it feel GOOD?!

 

Float On Hong Kong opened on Caine Road (near the escalator) a few months ago and I've been twice so far, both times having been incredible experiences.

 

Floating is re...

October 8, 2015

 

I've been *meaning* to give these some of my time for a long time. And now's the time!

 

 

October 8, 2015

 

This week had me musing on how easy it is to get the totally wrong impression of a band / artist, and have that shape your listening (or not) for a long time.

 

There are so many bands I was put off by in my youth because I (wrongly) decided they were too 'blokey' or '...

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