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What I’m listening to

Old Time Radio Free Podcast and Download Blog has a fascinating array of audio treasures from decades past. Let me give you a few examples:

  • The Goon Show – The Spanish Suitcase
  • Django Reinhardt
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Maxwell House Coffee Time
  • Jeff Regan Investigator

I also enjoyed The Ark, which was a show on Radio National in Australia presented by the delightful Rachael Kohn. I was interested particularly in the show on the Templars. Bet you didn’t know there is a link between the Templars and the University of Sydney. 🙂

The Spirit of Things is still running and one interesting show was on who was Saint Paul.

And then there’s The Music Show from Radio National. On 9 May Annie Lennox was interviewed.

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Posted by on May 30, 2009 in Blogs, Entertainment, Music, Radio


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New Year’s Resolutions

I’m not making any.

It was such a success last year, not having any of those resolutions that come into force on 1st January, that I have decided to continue this year.

In 2008 I decided to make ‘resolutions’ during the year if I find that there’s something that would make a good difference in my life. One such thing was to not watch television episodes that I had already seen. There are heaps of new books, films, tv episodes etc. that I haven’t experienced yet. Honestly, half an hour spent with The Nanny is half an hour that I could spend with The Yiddish Policemen’s Union. I should add that my copy of that book, a birthday present to myself, has been read by DH and my good mate and I am now waiting for it to return so that *I* can read it.

Books seem to have won over films in 2008 and probably will continue to do so in 2009. A book can be read sneakily in between doing chores, out in the garden while pretending to weed the vegie patch, while waiting in a queue at the post office, at lunch, while waiting for lectures, and more. This, of course, is quite apart from the luxury of reading a book in bed of an evening, or deciding to read in bed instead of doing housework while DD is having a nap. She’s resting, and so am I.

More on my list:
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan.
The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters
The Letters of Noel Coward

As part of my wish to use my time better, I have started slowly, slowly downloading podcasts to my MP3 player. I love A Prairie Home Companion which my mother used to make us listen to when it was broadcast on ABC radio in Tasmania. Tales from Lake Wobegon can be downloaded from here.

ETA: I found my post from last year here. I’m still working on decluttering.

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Posted by on January 3, 2009 in Books, Entertainment, Radio, Television, Theatre


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