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03.08.2003Sunday 3 August – Free ABC Classic FM Concert

I got to use my new university skills for the first time today. I installed a toilet cistern.
I was sleeping peacefully when Joe woke me up to tell me he’d bought me a present – a new toilet cistern for me to install. A wet while later and I was awake. It’s lovely now. I feel like going to flush the toilet. It refills so fast and doesn’t leak at all. It’s not even about to fall off the wall anymore!
I planned to spend a relaxing evening mowing the lawn, but there was a “direct broadcast from the ABC Ferry Road Music Centre, West End, Brisbane, introduced by Vincent Plush and showcasing the Southern Cross Soloists: Margaret Schindler, soprano; Tania Frazer, oboe; Paul Dean, clarinet; Leesa Dean, bassoon; Peter Luff, horn; Kevin Power, piano and playing Mozart arranged by Paul Dean, Piano Concerto No 13 in C, K415 (K387B) and Berlioz arranged by Kevin Power, Summer Nights, Op 7: selection”. Raymond asked if I wanted to go and explained that the normal English description was “free concert”, and, noticing the word “free” and not understanding any of the other words, I of course agreed. A rush to the train had me arriving at South Brisbane Station not long after two, where I began walking towards the West End. By an amazing coincidence, Raymond drove by in a bus, saw me, and jumped out. After a half hour or so walk, which nearly killed Raymond who’s still suffering from a nasty cold, we arrived at the ABC’s music centre in time for Classic FM’s “Sunday Live” concert. Ironically, we also passed BSDE on our way there. I’ve never been there before, despite having studied from them for years. The concert was an hour long, and as this is the first time that I’ve been to something like this, I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy it, but I did. For anyone who caught it on 106.1FM, I was the guy applauding along with the rest. It was quite impressive, and they had some nice speakers too. Raymond and I caught a bus back into the city after the concert and walked around for a while window-shopping. I bought some caramel filled white chocolate; my life is indeed very exciting.
Speaking of speakers, I came across this while looking at some very nice “Final” flat panel electrostatic speakers on the web. They’re not only flat panel and electrostatic, they’re see-through too – I want some. “I recently set up a system for my father’s vacation home in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he wanted a music system that would provide stunning playback with the convenience of a 100 CD player but didn’t completely break the bank. I assembled a Krell integrated amp, Pioneer Elite 100 CD player, a Camelot Technology-20 bit DAC and Transparent Audio Cables along with a pair of WATT Puppies”. I’m not sure about the rest, but those speakers cost around $18,000 US. Their bank must be less breakable than mine.
I shall try to get to bed early for a change, as I have a full day tomorrow. Uni proper starts tomorrow, with practicals and tutorials complementing my dismal timetable of lectures.
Comment by DK – Monday 4 August 2003, 5:22 AM
  Glad to hear you have not exploded, yet! ;-)

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