Reasons to be Cheerful, Piano Lesson and New Blog

24 Feb

1   Been to The Hall for Cornwall tonight to see “Reasons to be Cheerful’ a kind of homage to Ian Dury.  It’s fabulous! It’s funny and touching, it’s loud and it’s rude and it’s enormous fun! My face is aching from all the grinning and singing! It’s on tomorrow too  Do go and see it if you can! All the favourites are there in this musical/gig –  Reasons to be Cheerful, Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick, Sweet Gene Vincent, Clever Trevor…..

2    Today’s piano lesson marked One Year of Lessons and my teacher tells me that she’s really pleased with my progress. So am I; there are pieces that I can play just for pleasure now, simple maybe, but pleasing nevertheless.

3   From a comment on yesterday’s post, I found this new blog which I found really touching. Do have a look.


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5 responses to “Reasons to be Cheerful, Piano Lesson and New Blog

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    February 26, 2012 at 1:24 am

    HAD to click the like button! 🙂 Wow, what a delight to be considered so well. Thank you, MyBeautifulThings.

    Re Ian Drury and Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick – I remember that! I remember it so well. I can imagine you did have a night of grinning, smiling fun. Good on you !

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 26, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      Hello WordsFallFromMyEyes
      I’m going to be looking forward to reading your posts. It was funny how we all knew the songs so well – they had become ingrained without realising quite how much.

  2. Veritee Reed

    February 25, 2012 at 9:41 pm


  3. mybeautfulthings

    February 25, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Brilliant, wasn’t it?! So full of joy and life despite the sad parts.

  4. Veritee Reed Hall

    February 24, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I was there tonight too, guess you may have seen me ? Down the front on left with my husband
    My brothers friend – the bass guitarist – in the horible red trousers Paul- wrote it in fact . He lives in Braintree Essex as does my broither

    I went to the Ian Dury and the Blockheads gig at the Oden Hammersmith in 1979 and my brother and his friends did not make it – hense this play was partly inspired by their experience


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