Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Sharing passions

I  do have other passions apart from the Romans and the Reivers.
I love film and all types of music but have a special soft spot for Jazz.
These two worlds collided magically when Jamie Cullum interviewed Clint Eastwood on Radio 2 recently. (I'm a big fan of both!) http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2010/08_august/17/jamie_clint.shtml
I am in the midst of doing some bookkeeping for the B&B and had hoped to listen to these two programmes via the BBC's i-player. I've found that they are not there...sob!
Nevertheless I found these lovely clips (especially the last one part four) of these two very talented men: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tmtvg
So it's back to boring accounts...and I'll console myself by listening to Jamie's current programme:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/ts0kp/
What do you listen to when trying to tackle those difficult, boring jobs? Any tips? :)

12 comments:

Previously (Very) Lost in France said...

And there's me thinking it was going to be a post on 'swinging', Hadriana!

What do I do to pass the time when I'm supposed to be doing boring jobs? Get distracted that's what! I should be doing a very boring job now but I'm not!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Ooh.Er. Missus.

You've got me blushing deep red now! I suppose it could be swinging jazz?????!!!!

It got your attention though! So I am smiling and blushing at the same time... ;)

Hope your job isn't too, too boring.

As always, with the accounts, I always wish that I kept up-to-date with them. I've just discovered that I can now download the bank accounts but now that I have - I've got incompatible formats. Story of my life I tell you.

Technology...I tear my hair out I really do..... :(

the fly in the web said...

I don't find accounts boring...I always find that the bank has been up to something it shouldn't...so I suppose the answer is going out to smash up some wood for winter to relief the fury!

Daren't listen to TMS...all my concentration is pinned to the radio!

Expat mum said...

If I'm really trying to concentrate (which is rare) I can't have any background noise at all. How my kids do their homework with loud music coming out of their computers beats me. I never did that. wait - There were neither PCs nor portable music when I was at high school. Oh well..

French Fancy... said...

I love my walkman and regularly do all household chores plugged into The Killers. I think I am twice the age of their average fan but I love their music so much

(look for their track 'Human' on you tube, it's wonderful)

x

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hello Fly,

Re: banks. Erm. I am saving all my material until we know the outcome of that one. I'll not say anything just for now. Someone has come along to restore our faith a bit. I cannot say anything for now. I can understand your fury and wish I had plenty of wood to chop up!

Re: TMS - do you what? I feel terribly ashamed. I haven't listened to the cricket this Summer. I really miss it being on terrestrial TV and as such...feel that I can't tune in to TMS. I know I am being a bit stupid...especially as there cannot be much left of Blowers shortly...much as I love Blowers dear old thing. Maybe we can clone him?

Hi expatmum,

You and I are much the same age (I think)...and we have met for that nice evening so I feel I am not too bad at judging our respective ages. No portable music? I'm wracking my brains. I had a Sony Walkman in sixth form (a beautiful red one which was the height of fashion). Was there nothing portable prior to that?

I've always had to have some music whether it be pop, classical, jazz..somewhere. If it was really tense then I'd didn't listen to anything but just ate 48 packets of biscuits because I could hardly cope with the tension of the exams. Always a last minute reviser - me. That explains a lot as well!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hello FF,

You slipped past me there. I have a good friend who loves the Killers and I keep meaning to investigate them...

I rarely do any advertising here but my socks have been blown anyway..ordered some Microsoft software (which I should have ordered when I got this computer and got for half the price) yesterday evening and it's just been delivered just now.

Good grief. I am not complaining but we are definitely turning into a work hard, play hard society!!!

(Also means that I have to install) it and get on with the accounts now...

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Fly...I meant to say...

Re: TMS - do you know what? That sounds as if I was being distinctly impolite to you and I hate bad manners.

Occasionally I make a social faux pas and I beat myself up over it for weeks afterwards. Sorry beaucoup, beaucoup and muchly. :)

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Fly..I missed out the verb "know" and my brackets are all over the place.

I'm panicking now that I'm not getting on with what I should be. Love you all and will get back to you soon. :) :) :)

the fly in the web said...

I didn't take it amiss.....I know I'm a TMS junkie!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I usually listen to the radio - 2 or 4 - whichever has the best choice for me at the time. Or I have a playlist on the computer of my favourite music and songs.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Gosh..you sound very organised, SJA! :) We must have similar radio listening tastes..I flick backwards and forwards between 2 and 4 as well.