When I was young, I looked forward to watching Linda Carter in her role as ‘Wonder Woman’, on TV. It was thrilling to see a strong female character solving problems and sorting out the baddies, quite unusual for the time! I wish I was like her (blush!). Tonight I’m going to the Cinema to watch Wonder Woman, 2017 film. The trailer looks good so I’m hoping it will fulfil my expectations. I wonder if Gal Gadot will fill Linda Carter’s shoes? Have you seen it? Is the film as good as the trailer, or better?
Last year my Sax repairer retired and I have had no joy in locating a reliable replacement. So I decided I’d have a go. Now I’m not the sort of person to take things apart without a manual – LOL! I mean ‘Millicent Stephenson repairing her sax? Unthinkable’, I’m generally more comfortable practising and playing. But I went on a course to dip my toe in the water and see if I have what it takes and you know what, I do and I love it. In fact I have decided it is my new hobby.
I learnt so much on the day, but rather than me tell you about it why not have a look at this short Vid of how I got on. My intention (time permitting) is to keep you posted on how I’m getting on with my new hobby. So pop back from time to time to catch up! Any thoughts? Please leave a comment below.
Speak soon! 🙂
I was interviewed by Josie d’Arby of the BBC1 TV programme ‘Songs Of Praise’ recently about the shortage of female musicians and my project ‘Cafemnee’ which was created in response to this.
Our Jam Session was also filmed and this was an enjoyable experience. The film crew led by Mark Warburton made us feel so relaxed and uninhibited that we were able to do our thing and not think about the cameras.
If you missed it you can catch it on BBC iPlayer. It was transmitted on Sunday 5th March as part of the Zeeburge Anniversary episode. We’re on around 16mins and 34 seconds. Click here for the BBC1 iPlayer link or for the full link for copying and pasting into a new window see below
Don’t forget, don’t leave it too late! Only 23 days left to see my TV interview on BBC iPlayer 🙂
By the way if you want to know more about Cafemnee then click the ‘Cafemnee’ tab on my menu bar (on this website) for details.
It’s official, Cafemnee and I will be on BBC 1 Songs of Praise tomorrow, 4pm. If you miss it the link to BBC Songs of Prise programme page where it’ll be on iPlayer afterwards is http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08hwmjx
See the Songs Of Praise Cafemnee promo clip here:
Hey, Songs of Praise is on Twitter. Spread the word!
Yes, the bug got me on the day of a gig? Couldn’t call in sick, so what did I do?
So my plan is to blog every two weeks!
Starting from next Friday (29th July) and every two weeks after that I’ll be sharing tips I have learnt about growing successfully as a performing artist as well as the latest on my gigs, pictures, videos, recordings, Not Just Jazz, etc. so whether your a fan, interested in the music business or just curious then please pop back.
Why not set your alarm? Put it in your diary? Better still why not sign up for a monthly notification? Send your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org to join my mailing list.
I look forward to seeing you next week. Bye for now!