These are strange times, so I thought I’d try to keep in contact with all the lovely people I usually spend my time with, but because of the Coronavirus, we can’t meet. My diary is abruptly and unexpectedly blank – like I’ve just committed a crime and am out of circulation. So what am I going to do with all these empty hours, days, weeks and possibly months?
Well I’m going to keep up a blog so that those of you who are interested and want to keep in touch, can share some of my interests and, if you like, you can share your comments. Let’s say, once a week, I’ll write a new blogpost and tell you what I’m working on; what I’m listening to; what I’m planning post isolation (which will probably involve you). I might post a video of me practising the organ – come inside All Saints’ Church in Eastbourne and hear what I’m working on. I might link you to a recording of a piece of music I’m listening to and tell you why I like it. I could even ask a musical friend to write something so that you can get an insight into their world. And best of all, I can suggest some ways that you can maintain your singing at home so that you keep your voice in good shape, and to keep up your enthusiasm for music.
If you would like to see what I’m up to, you can subscribe to my blog, and you’ll get an email each time I post, with a link to it. And of course, if you subscribe (there’s no cost), you will then be able to send me comments in reply.