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I feel your pain Rossy! We flooded because we got a record dump for the entire month in one day. Now.. boiling boiling hot for two weeks. Everytime it rains, it just makes it hotter (which is about twice a day.) Global warming bites frog toes. GRRRRR
Becca, you're not too far away from me and right now it's 37 degrees in Minneapolis!! We haven't had that much rain, but it's plenty hot here as well. Well, I just finished editing our publication at work, and soon it's off to the printer.
Yes Griff, we are all slowly being roasted. I have no idea how texans do it. This heat is horrendous (and I don't have air conditioning.) Congrats on getting your editing done! Soon it's supper time then practice time for me!
Hi everyone, i just finished a week of tech-detox. It wasn't self imposed - our brilliant tele-comm's co we have here messed up our new internet connection and well...(1st world problem really). Coupled with the fact that I spent most of last week on site and not in the office, and i was reduced to iphone emails and very slow internet - oh and that damn auto-correct!!
It was a little hard for the first couple of days but then well you get used to not having google for everything - and forget Piano World...its hopelessly slow on a phone - i was able to listen to some of the postings though.
So Rossy, if there's a fee/tax/levy/charge for non-posting let me know and i will inform my Nigerian accountant to deposit a large amount into your account, where-by you can refund me the difference
Well, as you all know, and are excited about, we have now had 4 stages of the Piano Comp here in Sydney. I have caught some of the performances as broadcast on the old wireless. I also managed to catch one of the live sessions.
I must say, it's a very odd thing. I am not a demographer by any means but the majority of the audience were well over 60 (and this was an evening session). There were a few under 40's (like me) and only a handful of audience members who appeared to be in their 20's. The odd thing is that we are watching performers in their 20's. Where are their peers? Watching Gaga i suppose.
There have been some great performances where others on PW can write about better than I can (so i will spare you and let them).
What i would like to share is one of the commissioned works for the comp - Anne Boyd's Kabarli Meditation (Dawn). This is performed by Arta Arnicane (unfortunately didn't make it past the 4th stage). Sorry it's a link - they are streaming all of the performances online. If you can be bothered....the piece starts at 17min (after the Haydn Sonata).
Griffin, it's my favorite summer song. Wonderful rendition. Wish I could sing like that.
1) Bach c minor fantasy 2) Beethoven sonata g major 14 No. 2 (re do) 3) Chopin a flat major Ballade (schubert Impromptu A flat D935 No2) 4) Scriabin op11 prelude #2 and #14 (Re do #2, new #14) 5) Bartok. 4 old tunes and Scherzo)
It sounds like a miserable heat wave in New York. We are getting a one-day reprieve here. However, we'll be roasting again tomorrow and through the weekend! Anyway, I've been listening to some music by Phoebe Snow (R.I.P.) Here is a favorite, "Poetry Man"
I'd not looked at Metamorphosis 4 yet, still working on M2, but you are right, it's definately the hardest out of the five. Gonna take some hard work. One and five are pretty easy, and I'm getting there with M2. M3 doesn't seem too hard, will see when I get there
Finally had some sunshine here in Yorkshire.........Yippeeeee
Here it’s extremely hot. We can only see raining in our dreams, but this is usual in July.
Speaking of hot…
Hi, all! Please define “hot”. We’re at 90 degrees F (approx 32 C ), 90% humidity, full sun today. Am I complaining? No siree Bob (or whoever is reading), nope, it’s lovely sweating after retrieving one’s mail a mere 20 steps from the house.
here’s an oldie....
I don't care too much for money. For money can't buy me love. -the Beatles
Glad your garden's getting rain, Griffin! Mine is lush and green. I keep thinking about those farmers and that drought they're dealing with. They can have some of our rain. One part of New Orleans got 10 inches yesterday! Of course, the roads all flooded. The humidity does make a horrible difference, PJ. New Orleans has it too(grew up in Tampa, and it's the same as there). Even at 2am, you can walk outside and feel like you're walking into a steam bath at times. In the winter, it makes everything that horrible damp cold. Still won't trade humidity for snow, though!
Weather here in the UK has returned to its "usual weather" for this time of year (so I've heard).
Talking of gardening, the grass and hedges have grown at an acelerated pace, I can hardly keep up lol, and the increase of slugs and snails have said goodbye to my growing efforts, theyv'e eaten everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm still experiencing Metamorphosis fixation syndrome,I wonder if Rossy is?
Rossy/Dipsy I'm strugling with M4, bar 12, bass cleff, I just cant reach those notes, I'm wondering if raising the lower F up an octave would spoil the peice? or would no one notice?
Also struggling with bar 32, don'y know why, but I'm finding this more difficuilt than bar 56 of M2.
M2, Bar 37, the inversion of the F major arpegigo int right comfy, not sure what fingers I should be using. any ideas lol?
How you two getting on?
At this rate, Ill be playing the Metamorphosis easybit mashup Rossy suggested lol
Ahhh...finally I could come back to RST! And I'm so happy to see RST coming back to its full glory with wayne33yrs, Aimeeo and all of the Rostoskians! Rossy's deep sorrow and anxiety for wayne made me anxious for him too, though I joined RST quite lately. I always felt that RST was missing someone very special Anyway, it's quite happy and HOT time here (though in India its rainy season now ). Apart from music I wanna share some cool raindrops that I could capture with my new point & shoot camera:
I should've come back with ICM. But, since it's Sunday it's better to post this magnificent piece: