Music and Me

I have so much going on in my head and my life at the moment with little time during the day to journal. I find myself rambling as I start writing. Until I can gather my thoughts in a more logical sequence, I’ve decided to merely jot down odd happenings here and there.

Besides my cousin, the Opera Lady, Colonialist also, is astounded that I do not enjoy Opera. I found it necessary to clarify… I really love classical music (I did in fact play the piano throughout my school years and learned at the Conservatoire of Music in Pretoria) as well as Ballet and I often attend the Symphony. My father was a jazz pianist and saxophonist and adored the Opera. I’m convinced that because he dragged my mom to the Opera so often when she was pregnant with me, is the reason I dislike it so much. However much I tell my cousin though, she will not let it rest and continues harping on more reasons why I should like it.

However, I’m not a total pleb… I do still like some – perhaps it’s the more commercialised and modern versions that I enjoy, but just to illustrate what I mean, the embedded video below I LOVE! The Israeli Philharmonic did a ‘viral’ type “spontaneous” concert in Dizengoff Square in Tel Aviv 4 weeks ago (on the weekend of 4th July). This I can listen to (and watch), over and over… Col… I hope this redeems me somehow? :)
I lived in Israel in the late 80’s early 90’s and Dizengoff Square was a favourite haunt of ours, hence I particularly loved this presentation. It’s the IPO performing Verdi’s, Il Trovatore. Enjoy!

I have an hectic week ahead – Nix is off to Utah for a conference from Sunday to Friday and I’m  going to be “Charles in charge” … of the 4 kids. I’m not stressed at all, but my son-in-law seems to be! He’ll be here before and after work to help, but I know he doesn’t cook! At least he can bathe the younger kids! Fortunately Jed has warmed to me the past month. He is still a mommy’s boy though.. as he sees her, he just about crawls into her skin!

Happy weekend, one and all.


About d1nx

Techno-Gran living and working in Pretoria, South Africa and spending 3 months of the year with my 2 daughters and their husbands and 5 grandchildren on the East Bay, Northern Californa. Started blogging on my recovery from Spinal surgery in 2007 and have taken many twists and turns on my life's journey and varying chapters of my life.
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One Response to Music and Me

  1. Scotty says:

    It’s fantastic that you are getting ideas from this article as well as from our discussion made here.

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