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Personal Information and none specific Blog of a ‘man about town’

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The gates to the car park of the Estonian National Opera!

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How To Open Bottles Without Standard Opening Devices…

I know that the following posts have nothing to do with the RLPO or brass playing but I love my food and wine etc… Some great ways to open bottles of various kinds of beverages without the standard openers; plus … Continue reading

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The Piano Tuner…

Here is one for Paul Morgan, Steinway’s piano tuner!

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Shostakovich at work!

A great photo from the archives of DCSH Shostakovich Journal showing the maestro at work in Mosfilm studio rehearsing the film music for “The Fall of Berlin”. 1949.

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How To Fold A Suit And Shirt For A Travel Bag, Suitcase Or Garment Bag, Without Wrinkles…

This post is about the old problem of going on tour, arriving at the concert venue, only to find the concert clothes look an absolute disgrace! Packing suits for travel doesn’t mean they must succumb to wrinkles. This high class … Continue reading

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Shostakovich Playing Tennis In Crimea – 1930s

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A great way to slice tomatoes!

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The Main Reason I Know How A Piano Works…

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Just Keep On Swimming…

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A Real Piece Of Liverpool History!

Rushworths on Islington, at the top of William Brown Street. with the County Sessions House visible (left) c 1959 Rushworth’s not only installed the organ in Liverpool Philharmonic Hall but ‘Old Man Rushworth’ is remembered by many at RLPS annual … Continue reading

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