List things or events that changed your life?
- Passing my driving test and owning my first car. This was a big thing for me as it was a new lease of life for me and gave me much needed independence. A big plus was that I had passed my test and my sister hadn’t and wouldn’t for another five years.
- Breaking up with a certain ex- it made me realise how many of my “friends” and “work colleagues” were little more then two faced scum whose mentality was “Sandman scratch my back and I’ll stick a knife in yours.” Especially when you are trying to do right by someone.
- The Death of my Grandfather in 2013. He died a few weeks before his 90th birthday and as such about a month before Christmas, reminded me to see my friends more often particularly those who live a distance away- and to a certain degree it made me think of that song.
Complete this sentence: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s…
…a speck of dirt of my glasses.
What genre of music do you like?
The clue is in my username and blog subtitle. Jazz is my main love, I listened to virtually all styles except the dreaded “smooth Jazz” churned out by the ilk of Kenny G, Richard Elliott and David Koz.
Most of my records are from the 1950s and 1960s which I think was the period which was the most creative period for the genre, which is no doubt in reflection of the social, economical and political changes in the world.
I also listen to a lot of Blues music and a lot of classical music.
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
I appreciate that my arm wasn’t broken in my tumble at work, though I may have to go for a follow up as my shoulder is still sore.
Oh and I appreciate being able to see the Avengers episode “Tunnel of Fear”, a previously thought lost forever episode from the show’s first season. Not only is it a pretty good episode, it also gives lie to the myth that the first season was dull and pretty much a generic crime show. Of course it gives us more of Ian Hendry to watch and it means we finally are able to see Steed’s first dog: Puppy. Puppy is a Great Dane and was played by a dog called Juno, sadly this was his last appearance on the show as the dog playing Puppy was killed by a tube train when en route to the studio for another episode…. which might explain why Steed has a Dalmatian in the first half of the second season.
I bet Patrick Macnee enjoyed filming the episode!