Saturday Soiree 19/07/2020: Tango (via Classical Guitar) Edition

This Saturday’s selection is dedicated to the beautiful Tango, which inspired this short story of mine, A Long Tango Across A Canopy of Whispering Leaves. All of these pieces are on classical guitar because that’s my current obsession right now, wanting to learn more tango pieces on the classical guitar. Hey, if you can’t dance…

Friday Night Mixtape 17/07/2020

The theme for tonight’s Friday Night Mixtape is “Bittersweet Mellow”, mostly because I started the day listening to Jesca Hoop, and because I injured my knee and therefore am hardly in the mood for dance-y type music. But there’s more than one kind of Friday Night jam. This one is for sleepy, low-energy Friday evenings…

Midweek Playlist 16/07/2020

Everything Has Changed — Best Coast When I Grow Up — Yaeji sorry i unfollowed you — Yaya Bey Love is Everywhere — Yellow Days Breathe Deeper — Tame Impala Wildfires — Sault Specters — Lisel This Is What You Did — This Is The Kit

Music Learning Notes (Piano) 15/07/2020

Well, it’s high time that my piano learning progress got its own posts. Right now I’ve slowed down a bit on the piano because I only have so many hours in the day and I’m also focusing on the Classical Guitar more. Nevertheless, progress is steadily made and I have more keyboard confidence than in…

Music Learning Notes (Classical Guitar) 14/07/2020

My Trinity exam sheet music books arrived last week and it was fantastic for my mental/emotional health. My brain fog lifted and I’m back to practising 2-4 hours a day. The downside is that my left hand is starting to hurt again so Tuesday is going to be a music rest day (while I finalise…

Monday Mixtape 13/07/2020

Lilacs — Waxahatchee Waxahatchee’s Saint Cloud (2020) is now my favourite Waxahatchee album. My Rajneesh — Sufjan Stevens This is the B-Side to America, that dropped a little over a week ago, but this is a masterpiece. It’s like Age of Adz meets Illinoise meets Seven Swans (which was my Sufjan gateway drug). So good….

Saturday Soiree 11/07/2020

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Elegie by Sergei Rachmaninoff Giovanni Sollima & Solisti Aquilani, Concerto in Sol maggiore per violoncello e archi G.480 by Luigi Boccherini Alisa Weilerstein, Amorarmor by Osvaldo Golijov Eleanor Kelly, Dedicatoria by Carmen Guzman Did a quick play-through of Carmen Guzman‘s Dedicatoria from the Trinity Grade 5 2020-2023 exam book earlier. Found it lovely,…

Friday Night Mixtape 10/07/2020

Tonight’s “mixtape” is inspired by this old pitchfork list of 1980s albums. I’m partially a child of the 1980s. I was born in 1975, which means that I spent most of my childhood and some of my teenhood in the 1980s — so I could recognize some of the albums, but some others made me…

Midweek Playlist 09/07/2020

Concrete Pony — Ghostpoet Morning Dew — Kelsey Lu Unmoved (A Black Woman Truth) — Ayoni Let’s See — Devendra Banhart Yemaya — Mexican Institute of Sound & Gaby Moreno Can’t Do Much — Waxahatchee I’ll Haunt You — Tennis

Music Learning Notes 08/07/2020

The past few weeks have been an uphill slog, music practice-wise. The horrible online stuff suffered dulled my brain to the extent that I was barely able to think straight, let alone play guitar. That, plus the hand injury set me back a few weeks. I’ve just been working on those to focus on the…

Midweek Listening 08/07/2020 — Albums/EPs

La Vita Nuova — Christine and the Queens (EP) Women in Music Pt. III — Haim Mordechai — Khruangbin re: — Mutesite  Song for Our Daughter — Laura Marling Punisher — Phoebe Bridgers