● Plus my novels, stories, verse, vulgar interests, apologies, and singing.
● Most posts are 300 words. I respond to all comments/re-comments.
● See Tone Deaf in New blogger.
NEWS FLASH: In November 2023 I discovered Tone Deaf (previously Works Well) had become repetitive over its 15-year life. From now on, these subjects will be retired, temporarily or perhaps permanently: journalism, adolescence, my USA experiences, singing lessons, cancer, wine, ski-ing, rock climbing, swimming, progress reports on my fiction, DIY, linguistics, left-wing politics, family relationships and francophilia. I feel sure I'll regret this
Sunday 30 September 2012
Friday 28 September 2012
And very beautifully. However she was lucky in her choice of venue. Symphony Hall in Birmingham, a modern building, has wonderful acoustics and this was the first of many concerts I’ve heard there that proved this claim without doubt. Allowing us to appreciate Skride’s solid tone down there pianississimo. Even better it discouraged those with chronic lung disease from showing their prowess.
Wednesday 26 September 2012
Mrs RR and I had a bottle of Taittinger awaiting a worthwhile occasion. Last night fitted the bill.
Saturday 22 September 2012
Thursday 20 September 2012
Tuesday 18 September 2012
Monday 17 September 2012
I’ve only pondered this project for a day or two. More questions arise. How easy it to follow a novel read aloud? BBC’s Radio 3 does plenty but often they’re abridged. Does this make a difference? I do have a 22-CD complete version of Ulysses but that owes a lot to a brilliant Irish actor (Jim Norton).
Saturday 15 September 2012
Thursday 13 September 2012
Tuesday 11 September 2012
Sunday 9 September 2012
Thursday 6 September 2012
Rainbows in the high desert air
Mountain passes slipping into stones
Hearts and bones
Monday 3 September 2012
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