Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sneak Preview

If you click on the link above, locate the hypertext word here, and right click on it, you can save and then listen to a track from Zoe Black and Daniel McKay's new violin and guitar duo cd, which will be shortly available from MOVE records. You can also read about it at the above location.

We think the released track is terrific, but we would say that, wouldn't we?

Friday, May 16, 2008

Wrong number

I was trying to ring a friend to confirm a dinner date and accidentally rang the number of someone else I know, or more correctly, know of, completely randomly.

No, I won't tell you Andrew McKeich's mobile number, but I will tell you he has been a producer of some of Australia's most lovely recordings, including some terrific CDs of Tamara Anna Cislowska, Roger Woodward, Gareth Koch, Emma Matthews and others.

This is the first time I've stumbled on the phone number of someone I revere: it's usually just someone who lives round the corner.

You can purchase Tamara Anna's CDs at the ABC shop, repackaged and at an amazingly cheap price.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

With his boots on

I listened occasionally to John Cargher's Singers of Renown and enjoyed it every time I listened. Producing a program for 42 years continuously is a great effort. We have people in Bathurst who have produced programs for 30 years on 2MCE-FM, the station where Jacinta Tynan, Andrew Denton and several other distinguished Aussie broadcasters began, but I don't know of anyone else who has kept it up as long as John.

The one program I remember is one in which he passionately promoted Phantom of the Opera, the then new opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber. A ninety minute trip from Katoomba to Parramatta passed very quickly.