Category: Music

The advantages of being a 30-something in 2018

Having another birthday in your thirties, isn’t that bad, is it? Here is my list of benefits of being a 30-something in 2018, in no particular order. We don’t have to slum it while travelling overseas anymore. No more hostels.


Have you ever heard someone say ‘let’s have a normal amount of perspective’ or ‘let’s look at the bigger picture’? I have, many times, and I now try not to cringe every time I hear that, in response to just

Can you play me a memory?

Last night I was running through airports to catch a flight, all night, or so it felt.  At 5:30 am, I had had enough of the dream that seemed to repeat over and over and got up to write this

Turn that racket down

Imagine Glen Miller’s “In the mood” with its full complement of saxophone, trumpets, drums, trombones and reeds. Imagine a lit-up ballroom full of senior citizens, dressed in hats and suits, dresses and gloves, moving around the dance floor to the

Music – our link to the past

Have you ever heard part of a song and instantly drew in a sharp breath at the memory it brings? Or felt feelings of nostalgia as you remember exactly how you felt the last time you heard it? I’ve tried

Music envy

I often find myself feeling a little jealous, when I hear a song that was popular decades ago. Not because I’m weird, but because I would have loved to hear that song on the radio, being played to death like