Saturday, March 26, 2011

A 60th Wedding Anniversary Playlist

John Barry - Out of Africa Theme
Eric Coates - Music while you work
The Mccalmans - Over the sea to Skye
Edith Piaf - Je ne regrette rien
The Beatles - Blackbird
Karl Wallinger - She's the one
Billy Joel - Just the way you are
La Fille mal Gardee - Theme
Shostakovitch Piano Concerto No 2 Andante
Bizet - Au fond du Temple Saint
John Williams - Cavatina
Dave Brubeck/Rodgers & Hammerstein - Favourite things
Debussy - Clair de lune
Jerry Goldsmith -The Waltons Theme
Jean Sablon - Le fiacre
Eric Coates - By the Sleepy Lagoon
The Limeliters - Those Were The Days
Frank Sinatra - The Lady Is A Tramp
The Flamingoes - I only have eyes for you
Mendelssohn - Fingal's Cave
Fred Astaire - They Can't Take That Away from Me
Gene Kelly - Singing in the rain
Rodgers & Hammerstein - Edelweiss
Anton Karas - Harry Lime
Spike Jones - Cocktails For Two
Henry Mancini - Pink Panther Theme
Stan Tracey - Starless & Bible Black
The Beatles - All you need is love
Herman Hupfeld - As time goes by
Mendelssohn - Italian Symphony Nr.1
Zorba the Greek - Dance
Ella Fitzgerald/Mills Bros - Paper Moon
Thelonius Monk - Straight no chaser
Lee Hazelwood/Amiina - Hilli
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Sherman Brothers - Feed the birds
Boccarini - Minuet
Rodgers & Hammerstein - Oh what a beautiful morning
Peter Skellern - Love is the sweetest thing
George Gershwin - An American in Paris
Ronald Binge - Sailing By
Vaughan Williams - Lark Ascending
Shirley Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever
Shostakovich - Jazz Suite Nr2
Mercer Hoagy Carmichael - Skylark
Mozart - Soave sia il vento
Bailero - Songs from Auvergne
Rodgers & Hammerstein - Happy Talk

(Random play, ad nauseam)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Monday, March 07, 2011

Memory Lane

Following extensive refurbishment, a former care home in Avonvale Road, Redfield, is about to open as specialist dementia care home. Great - except the majority of dementia patients want to continue living at home: Occupancy rates in similar establishments are so low that many have closed and now Bristol City Council are recommending that this should be the only such care home in the city.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Sound man

Despite turning up on R4's Today programme and dissing the new Radiohead album because it lacks 'immediate appeal', the world is a better place now that Andy Kershaw is broadcasting again (Music Planet BBC R3 ). After an absence of several years, which at one time looked permanent, he's been allowed to do what he does best, namely, go to far away lands and report on the music and culture.

Independent article 2008

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Poultry Profit

Amongst the very good reasons not to bother eating meat, there is now another: You'll encourage more couples to take part in BBC2's A Farmer's Life for Me, which is basically The Apprentice, taken out of the City and plonked in rural Suffolk, with Jimmy Doherty playing Alan Sugar.

Profit's still the name of the game of course and this week the contestants are challenged to devise schemes to make cash from poultry. It turns out that the ability to make a fox proof poultry run is not as important as plucking (sorry) a marketing idea 'outside the box', out of the box, as it were.

And no, I don't want your ridiculous dead bird stuffed into a jar for sixteen quid thanks and neither does anyone else in their right mind. Put your inseminators and incubators and slaughterhouses away. You're all fired, get orf the land and let me plant something. When will they ever learn?