||[Dec. 28th, 2007|09:29 pm]
I had a (belated) Christmas greeting email from Peter Randle ( Peter Randle ZoomInfo...) who has sent me intermittent email from time to time. Peter lives in Dorset in the United Kingdom and amongst other things I believe he is critical of the health system in the United Kingdom.
I thank Peter for his kind words and greetings.
I thank Trevor for the concern about my diet of meat pies but it isn't true that I only eat meat pies - in fact I only discovered them over the Christmas break.
As (brother) Ken appears to have a MySpace page I decided to set one up as well - although there's almost nothing on it. I'm not sure how I will use it but there have been a couple of times when I felt a desire to send a message to someone with a MySpace page. I've also set up a free GMail account and with a bit of fiddling have got the POP3 (mail receipt) and SMTP (mail send) functions to work with ForteInc's Agent - although it is necessary to use non standard ports. For SMTP on GMail it's necessary (under Agent) to set the port at 587 (don't ask me I wouldn't know).
I have been listening and (er) caching Ken's songs into MP3 format so I can listen a bit better. He is most certainly influenced by Leonard Cohen. In fact it was listening to Ken's Leonard Cohen albums when I returned from Canada on the way to Australia that I gleaned some interest in his larconic singing and guitar playing. I have a couple of Leonard Cohen CDs downstairs.
I have watched and attempted to listen to the "Light's Going Out" (the band Ken appears to be in) at..
I note that the blowing into the wrong side of the harmonica and the guitar making a bid for freedom! Apologies for the sound quality, it was recorded on a small digital camera in a noisy bar.
I have a program that captures YouTube videos for further study and analysis and have left a remark along the lines that I will consider the performance in the due course of time.
HEAVEN HELP MY EARS !
No doubt Trevor can contribute some oboe solos :-)