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Professional Musician Humour…

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RLPO – Czech Republic Tour – June 2015 – Preparing To Go!

This is my last day at home before the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra set off on tour to the Czech Republic tomorrow lunchtime. The RLPO have enjoyed two Czech Chief Conductors, Libor Pesek and Petr Altrichter, so as a result … Continue reading

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Blowing Your Own Trumpet…

To blow your own trumpet The origin of this expression takes places during the Middle Ages in villages when heralds attracted attention of all citizens blowing a horn or a trumpet in order to announce that kings, artists and merchants … 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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Fabulous iPhone Amplifiers Made From Salvaged Brass Instruments…

Artist Christopher Locke builds and sells Analog Tele-Phonographers, amplifiers for iPhones and iPads that are built out of repurposed brass instruments and require no external power source….

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Waving Not Drowning – A Conducting Manual – Hilarious!

After the recent posting on here, of the interview conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen gave to BBC News, I thought I would post a plug for a very interesting book co-written by an old friend of mine, Lev Parikian. Lev is the … Continue reading

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Don’t Cut Music Education!

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Amazing Stunt By Jean-Claude Van Damme… Me & JCVD!

It was on tour with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Bucharest, Romania, 2011, that I met Hollywood Superstar, Jean-Claude Van Damme. I sat by him at breakfast in the five star Radisson Blu Hotel and he proved to be … Continue reading

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