Category Archives: About Brendan Ball

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

Electronic Music Humour…

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New Working Conditions…

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Shostakovich On Duty As A Fireman – Leningrad 1941…

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Urban Farm 2014 – Cucumbers, Chillies And Peppers…

As stated in earlier posts, cucumbers are a new experience. I haven’t grown them before but they seem to be thriving in my newly constructed greenhouse. The two varieties I am trying this season are Burpless Tasty Green and Tasty … Continue reading

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Solar Panels…

We have decided to add solar panels to our increasing attempts to rely on sustainable living whenever practicable. In the UK the government is being very encouraging for individuals to install  ways of making their own renewable energy sources into … Continue reading

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The Dmitri Shostakovich!

This big ship is named after Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich… …The Dmitriy Shostakovich class is a class of seven ro-pax ferries of project B-492/B-493 originally built by Stocznia Szczecinska im Adolfa Warskiego Warskiego in Szczecin, Poland and used by the Soviet shipping companies, Black Sea Shipping Company,[2] Estonian Shipping Company,[2] Baltic Shipping Company[2] and Far Eastern … Continue reading

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Never mind…

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Performance Of The Ring Cycle With Digital Orchestra is postponed…

The proposed performance of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle operas with ‘live digital orchestra has seemingly caused so much controversy that it has been postponed. This article appeared in the New York Times yesterday… ‘Ring’ Cycle With Digital Orchestra Is Postponed … Continue reading

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Whit Friday Marches!

This Friday (yes, the 13th!) I’ll be helping Greenhalls Brass Band on that most traditional of brass band contests, the Whit Friday Marches. Often described as the greatest free show on Earth, hundreds of bands will descend on the West … Continue reading

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Musical Humour…

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