This will be my first blog in a long time as I have not been an active member for a while.,
I did post a short response to an earlier one from Roseinbloom yesterday (Morning Rose!) Music has been a part of my life ever since my 7th birthday when my parents gave me Bass Drum. A few years later I was drumming with the local ATC Band- from there it was into the Airforce where I joined the RAF Police Band -where I finally had to learn to read music! I later took up playing Trombone which I continued to play for many years and with many different Bands both in Britain and later here in New Zealand where I had the good fortune of getting a job that led me into record production which in turn enabled me to travel to many parts of the world to work.
Alas it all came to an end and I retired - absolute boredom set in - where was my music now? My wife Lauree suggested I learn to play an electric organ -I took her advice and invested in the first of my three Chord Organs and spent many hours learning and finally reached the stage where I passed off as a reasonable player - then much more recently I had a minor stroke and the Doctor advised me to spend at least an hour a day playing the keyboard - as it was good exercise for the fingers and indeed the brain - now I have to admit that music almost fills my day (and night) - playing in the morning and then listening in the afternoon to all sorts of music and retiring to bed with a talking for book for an hour or so then on to the local easy play Music Radio station and so to bed - so you will understand that my life each day consists of Music ! Music! Music!
How do you fill the long days of retirement?
It's great to be back and I look forward to your comments.