Monday, 16 August 2010


This is quite an unusual post, it's one I would never normally make but it's for charity. Basically on the 5th September 2010 I shall be running 5km in Hyde Park in London on behalf of Guide Dogs for The Blind. If any of my readers could spare a few pounds/dollars/yen or whatever your currency is to sponsor me I would be extremely grateful. So grateful in fact, you get to submit a song of your choice for a guaranteed post on this blog. When you've made your donation just make a comment with the song you'd like to be played.

I'm stuck on £22 at the moment which is a bit embarrassing!

Here's the link to my page with more information about me and the run and how to donate:

Click here

(Please note the website doesn't work on the Opera browser)

Many thanks,


Wednesday, 11 August 2010

The Incredible String Band

I really don't think enough people know about The Incredible String Band. Here is my favourite song by them:

They're a folk group that were very successful in the 1960s and are widely regarded by all folk lovers.

Monday, 9 August 2010

MiTo International Music Festival

The MiTo International Music Festival is being hosted in Milan and Turin in the beautiful country of Italy from the 3rd to the 24th September this year. Alexandra from NeoENews.Com sent me a press release explaining that "Among the many big names at MITO, there will be Lang Lang, who is performing at Palasharp in front of 8,000 people; Billy Cobham, the king of jazz; Maurizio Pollini,Cecilia Bartoli and Salvatore Accardo...Alongside the official programme, there is also a circuit of alternative events similar to
those at the Edinburgh Fringe, the FĂȘte de la Musique or Fuori Salone in Milan: parks,train and Metro stations, universities and cloisters will all host improvised events at the “MiToFringe”."

It sounds like it's going to be a spectacular event. I wish I could go but I'm flathunting in London for my second year at Uni. Maybe next year! I love Lang Lang, he's a very unique Pianist with real enthusiasm for what he does and just by listening to him you can feel his passion for his music. I love watching clips of him playing.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Terry Tufts, a deer and a cat

Well well, I have just been introduced to the sublime guitar playing of one Terry Tufts, via this amazing video on

It's too cute!

But the music is brilliant and it's the work of Canadian singer-songwriter Terry Tufts, who I think is about to see a surge in his fame, and deservedly so!