Having finished reading Ray Bradbury’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes”, I’ve just begun his anthology “Summer Morning, Summer Night”. This set of stories contains one of the most beautiful stories I’ve ever had the good fortune to read – “All On A Summer’s Night“. It seems quite autobiographical in nature when set against the interviews with Ray Bradbury that I’ve watched and read recently. Young Douglas Spaulding , who lives at his grandmother’s house with a varied set of boarders, makes a touching gesture to local librarian (and also another boarder) Miss Eleanora Welkes who mistakes the gesture for a romantic one from one of the male boarders. Everything about the story is delightful.
Fantastic day spent with Dr. Maria Hayes, Blanche Rowen, Guto Dafis, Heulwen, Holly, Jordan and Nathe at the Bigger Picture business training. So much to take in and it was essential that I heard from people who are already working as musicians talking on a business level. Lots of advice, information and good practice tips. All organised by Blanche at Trac-Cymru.
Thanks to everybody involved.
I’m off to this even today: https://event.bookitbee.com/6295/the-bigger-picture-y-darlun-mwy/.
The course includes:
• Looking at the career pattern for creative self-employment
• Deciding when and how to go self-employed
• Time management and work options
• Business basics
• Money – National Insurance, tax, keeping and submitting accounts
• Marketing and networking
I’ve been very much looking forward to this first step in my musical rebirth since I first found out about it. Which post again tonight.
Absolutely fantastic concert at the Chapel, Abergavenny tonight from Tony McManus. It wasn’t a gig, it was a concert or recital. A real surprise to hear him sing Anne Lister’s “Icarus”. More tomorrow but now I need to send this cough to bed!
Just to add that the first time I encountered “Shallow Brown” was as an instrumental version on Martin Simpson’s “When I was on Horseback” CD.
A fantastic video of Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor inspecting some ken Parker guitars. Wait until you get to the impromptu jam!
RIP the wonderfully talented Alan Rickman. Another artist taken by the indiscriminate monster cancer.