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Happy New Year: Music to my Ears

1 Jan

New Year’s Eve 2012: what a night!

Many choose to see in the new year by dancing, and/or  listening to music. And what better way to be thus entertained than by one of Sydney best cover bands, The Bandits.

As the vocals dictate, lead singer Paul sometimes delegates his role to either Gary or Conrad:  all the while brilliantly supported by drummer Warwick. Their  engaging renditions of many immensely popular tunes  from the sixties to the eighties make for a night to remember.

From spirited performances of  ‘Dance the Night Away’, ‘Honey

The Bandits on New Year's Eve

The Bandits on New Year’s Eve

Don’t’, and ‘Rockin’ All Over the World’  to the gentler, midnight classic ‘Olde Lang Syne’, we in the audience are given the all-embracing balm of sounds we love to hear, so often stirring memories of our youth. For a moment, we are eighteen again!

As the hours continue to speed joyfully past, many of our day-to day cares have, as if by magic, been effortlessly whisked away; replaced by powerful enthusiasm for life: for music!

Happy New Year!

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Who Says You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

4 Oct

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Certainly, not me!

Advancing age is no embargo to new interests and discoveries. Take us, for example.

Being both on the wrong side of unspecified numbers has in no way dulled our appreciation and enjoyment of rock and roll dancing. Yes, you heard me: despite being steeped in classics, both Ron and I are now unashamedly devotees of this genre.

Those who are familiar with Ron will, of course, recognise him as the world-famous creator of the Grand Organ in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall: and by extension, assume his soul is with yesterday’s musical masterpieces.
At this very moment, he is listening to new recordings of classics of another era: The Beatles. Tunes made famous by The Searchers, Herman’s Hermits, Roy Orbison, and Creedence Clearwater Revival now feature amongst his favourites: and mine!

Can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Gotta be joking!

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There’s Something about Dancing….

20 May

There’s something about dancing! Where else than at such a venue would you perform that way; smile at strangers near and far; display exuberance in such an unashamed manner?

Can you imagine the stares that such behaviour would attract in any other situation? The degree of self-consciousness that one would normally feel if one was being watched by a crowd, showing your reactions to your feelings?

And of the music itself: a type of therapy, I believe, that at least for a while  makes us focus on something outside our own little world, and can invoke all kinds of emotions.

Music and dancing, especially ad-lib dancing, must surely hold a very special place in society. Where would we be without it?

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When are You at Your Best?

21 Oct

When are you at you best?

Some people thrive on hard work, and seem at their best under stress. Is this because they remember how proud they’ve been when, despite all odds, they’ve come through with flying colours?

Or, is it perhaps due to losing themselves in the task at hand brings out their greatest strengths?

Whatever the answer, that isn’t exactly me.

I love to be happy, and happiness brings out my best.

Many things make me happy: success, a compliment, a carefree day out, beauty, love. But nothing makes me happier than dancing, especially with my husband Ron.

I especially love to dance to the music of the 1960’s to 1980’s. You’ll never find me sitting out such rhythmical, elevating gems as ‘Love is in the Air’, ‘Viva Las Vegas’, ‘Pretty Woman’ and ‘La Bomba’. They make me feel young and alive!

Such is the power, the magic, of music!

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