Tag: music

365/365 Talented Boy

365/365 Talented Boy

365/365 Talented Boy by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA We are finishing off 2017 by visiting some good friends near Banbury. They have four amazing children – from 2 to 16 years old –..

357/365 Top 100

357/365 Top 100

357/365 Top 100 by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA My favourite music magazine, Metal Hammer, have been doing a ‘Top 100 Albums of the Year’ thing for a while now. These things are always..

117/365 No snowman

“117/365 No snowman” by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA When did Frozen come out again? It seems eons ago, and yet the songs persist. They’re some of the catchiest songs ever produced for film..

75/365 Feroce con piu merda

75/365 Feroce con piu merda

I generally love how music is transcribed onto the page. The musical stave is a beautiful thing, with its notes, accents and Italian terms. Sometimes us musicians like to augment the page with personal tags,..

Oh Shit

26th January 2015 The test piece for the 2015 Regional Championships Second Section has this little bit of horror about halfway through. The composer, Kevin Norbury, no doubt had a bit of a chuckle when..

Let It Go

Ruby is utterly obsessed with ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen. To be honest, so am I (just a little bit). I think it’s one of the finest, catchiest songs to come out in many a..

Dave is turning

Dave is turning

Dave is turning, originally uploaded by rutty. 59/365 This is my rehearsal copy of our Area piece: Berlioz’s La Carnaval Romain. I’ve been moved onto second cornet for this and rather enjoying the experience, although..

Music was my first love

Music was my first love

Music was my first love, originally uploaded by rutty. 3/365 …and it will be my last. One of those difficult-to-answer philosophical questions is something along the lines of “would you prefer to go blind or..

Links for May 19th

Unpleasant Medicine I think it’s significant that there’s no consensus on the larger-scale significance of environmental threats; indeed, our responses are severely polarized, as if these are debatable matters of opinion rather than ones with..

Links for January 13th

France’s anti-piracy goon squad pirates the font in its logo Boing Boing Hapodi, the French agency that’s in charge of the country’s new anti-piracy scheme (if someone you live with is accused of three acts..

I’m a little horny

So, Christmas is nearly here. The goose is getting fat, or at least it’s getting ready for pickup from the local farm shop. There’s no escaping it: I get to play a lot of Christmas..

Links for December 14th

Cleaners ‘worth more to society’ than bankers – study Hospital cleaners are worth more to society than bankers, a study suggests. The research, carried out by think tank the New Economics Foundation, says hospital cleaners..