Flavio Matani (flavius_m) wrote,
Flavio Matani
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books and other things

It's been a bit more quiet of late, less hectic. I have finished for the school year at one of my schools, at the other one I still have a week to go but no music lessons this week so I can sleep till 10!

Finished reading 'Northanger Abbey' by Jane Austen, we discussed it yesterday at the Bibliogoth meeting. I ended up liking it a lot more than I anticipated when I started. Now I'm immersed in the world of The Expanse, both watching Series 3 and reading the books, currently half way through the second,'Caliban's War'. Liking Avasarala even more in the book. 

Also this last week-end was the British Summertime Festival in Hyde Park. I'd bought tickets for Roger Waters on Friday and missed out on The Cure for Saturday. This may have been a good thing: I enjoyed Waters' concert enormously (not least by his fierce lampooning of  D Trump, variously depicted in the visuals as a pig, a screaming child and a number of other things, having in the visuals a selection of quotes of his, some self-contradictory, all offensive to minorities and decent people) but I wouldn't have survived two days of six or seven hours in the open with 34º heat and no cover or shelter and fifty thousand or so people around me. I don't think I'll want to do that sort of thing again. Young Flavio would have been disconcerted, at least, that I had no particular interest in watching Eric Clapton play on Sunday.

Playing another little local concert at one of my usual venues on Thursday the 26th so this week will be spent, hopefully, practising the programme I will be playing...
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