Category Archives: Music

Blow It All


The Flea Market was a lot more active than last week, and after a visit to PostNet to give a correct phone number for the author, I sallied forth into it with enthusiasm. Apart from replenishing cigarette stock for Much … Continue reading

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Notes on Music and Breakfast


I like going to flea market more than a store Brekkie noshables I will buy there more and more, With bananas and honey and raisins and bix All to go in with yoghurt in a perfect mix; And though half … Continue reading

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Concerted Valentine Party


On 9th February I saw this competition, featuring two tickets to KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra concert on Valentine’s Night: https://sosuterbill.com/2019/02/09/win-a-special-valentines-treat/   As may be seen, the second half featured Elgar, whose music we are both fond of, and I thought, … Continue reading

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Prodigious Young Talent


A recent discovery I made last year (about eight years late) that has got me completely enthralled, is of the prodigy Alma Deutscher. Have you come across her? Born 2005, and now a concert pianist and violinist and a composer … Continue reading

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Feeling CD and Highly Out of Sorts


Last evening after supper, just when I was gearing for a spot of blogging, the lights gave a pathetic flicker and died. I still don’t know whether that was a session of planned load-shedding, or a fault that got fixed … Continue reading

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Good Buys and Fare Well at Fairs


My latest batch of purchases at our local flea market on Saturday found me lashing out a massive sum of R60-00 (abt $4-11) on carefully chosen CDs and DVDs.  That Frank Sinatra DVD is full of memories. It has the … Continue reading

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Anniversary Waltz with Music


The words I posted on the anniversary of when Much Better Half and I met are far better as a tale of romance when accompanied by the music. As I mentioned, that had been lost in the move, and so … Continue reading

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