Tag: music

The piano in your mind.

The piano in your mind.

March 17, 2014 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Not sure how many readers will know this (as I have no idea your demographic), but I used to be a musician. In fact, music was my first career choice prior to going to Art College (I gave up the dream after a series of University auditions that spanked my immature little pride on her […]

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Friday Five: Fading

Friday Five: Fading

July 20, 2012 by Maire in Whimsy / 0 Comments

It’s been awhile since I did one of these… Today’s Friday Five is all about Fading. Whatโ€™s something in your possession whose color has obviously faded? — numerous pairs of socks. Particularly the Koigu handpaints. I absolutely love the colours, but they fade so quickly! And, unfortunately, this yarn tends to wear thin quickly, so […]

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Do they know it’s Christmas?

Do they know it’s Christmas?

December 20, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Once upon a time (1984) there was this guy. ย We’ll call him Bob. ย Bob saw that there was this famine happening in Ethiopia and wanted to do something about it. He was in a band, so he wrote a song, invited a bunch of friends to sing it along with him (they called themselves “Band-Aid”), […]

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Golden Years

Golden Years

December 13, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

I admit it. I came to David Bowie late. Comparatively speaking, that is. David Bowie is the kind of artist that I “just missed”. He made his big splash in the 70’s when I was too young to notice, and had a huge comeback in the 80’s when I was too ignorant to care. Actually, […]

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Common People

Common People

December 6, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

I always find music inspiring. I grew up playing the piano and up until a brief few years ago, wouldn’t be caught dead without some sort of playback device in my hot little hands. I remember begging my parents for a walkman when I was a teenager, and getting a Sanyo portable cassette player instead. […]

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Chicks Dig John Taylor

Chicks Dig John Taylor

March 22, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies / 2 Comments

I’m reading a new book that I picked up called “talking to girls about duran duran” by Rob Sheffield. It appears to be a kind of memoir, with different songs punctuating different parts of the author’s life. I will admit that this strikes a chord with me. I think we all have soundtracks to our […]

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