I’m just getting the plot ready for this year’s farming. I’ve prepared all the soil in the pots, containers and the ‘bed.’ So far I’ve seeded the runner beans, french beans and climbing peas. Planted some nasturtiums, to avoid the caterpillar problems of last year. Got plenty of tomato plants in the greenhouse, seeded plenty of courgette plants. I dug up and separated all the strawberry plants and replanted them in the bed and hanging baskets and planted some chard: placed the seed potatoes in the large pots. I’ve also planted plenty of new flora to encourage plenty of bees. I have red chillies already, just had two with my dinner. Just a matter of waiting and occasional weeding for now…
Obviously, I didn’t grow this chilli!
I wonder if I could get Scooby to sit still in one of these…
His master’s voice!
The great trumpeter Maynard Ferguson would have been 85 years old today. I can’t think of a better tribute than this one…
Lynn Nicholson was a member of Maynard’s band! Wow!
I just signed the petition “Pledge your support to save the Caledonia campaign.” on Change.org. What was s rubbish pub, by Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, taken over by Laura and turned round into a successful community pub with great beer and a great live music venue with a real buzz. Now under threat from unscrupulous property developers, leaving Laura not only jobless but homeless. This really matters. Please sign the petition. http://lnkd.in/dw4ZTW
This is how the press, Liverpool City Council and CAMRA (campaign for real ale) have reacted – read the article from Liverpool Echo…
Liverpool Council joins fight to save The Caledonia
It’s International Tuba Day today, so I thought I’d share this great scene from Famaly Guy with you…
…and yes, they have there very own international organisation!
A hilarious scene from the Family Guy team, as they create a pastiche on the original Godfather movie.
I’m surprised they don’t ‘reason with him’ and ‘make him an offer he can’t refuse!’
Look what they want one of the trumpet section in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to play at Philharmonic Hall on June8th!
Holztrompete or Tristan Trumpet
This is a holztrompete, otherwise known as a Tristan trumpet. It is made of wood and traditionally has a mouthpiece made out of horn.
Justin Emerich – Principal Trumpet Seattle Opera
Wagner called for this instrument to be used in Act Three of his great opera, Tristan und Isolde. He wanted it to emulate the sound of a crude wooden trumpet used as a signalling device by shepherds. It is pitched in C major, and is so rare that the part is normally performed on the cor anglais instead.
The Holztrompete calls – to be played on stage, in the opera.
Repeat after me…
Possibly not so funny to those who don’t read music.