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Friday, 13 November 2020

Use it or lose it.

 Long time readers or followers on Insta will know COVID has shut down my ventures into the arts (me and the whole world's) and had a huge impact on my way of life. So when a friend asked if I wanted to see Sarah Blasko, I said yes. When she then said "I didn't think she'd be your type of music?" I had to admit I had never heard her music but didn't really care at this point. Was close by in Newtown and with friends. That was enough. (Humorously, I actually thought the support act was her until she introduced herself, though it did explain why she wasn't playing the grand piano that was taking up the stage).







It was a very intimate and well spaced gig at the Old 505 Theatre and part of the Great Southern Nights initiative (well done, NSW Govt and Visit NSW). 




We were very close and I became quite mesmerised by the 'ghost hands' playing. Because I've apparently forgotten all the rules of social behaviour, I wasn't sure about the taking photo rules, so I took two sneaky ones at the end - apologies for quality. Ghost hands are very beautiful. I feel I want to write a poem or story about them. For now it's just a rambling blog post for #Awwmonday #PicturePerfectLinkParty #WonderfulWednesday #WeekendReflection., #WWOAT and #TheRandom


 If you're in NSW, get out and see someone, even if you've never heard of them before. For now, all we can do, is all we can do and if we don't use it, we lose it. Both artists and venues alike. There's over a 1000 gigs to choose from, so definitely something for everyone.

10 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed your evening out. I love the concept of ghost hands.
    I take photos at rock concerts with a "concert legal" camera (a superzoom with no detachable lenses) but I would not do that at a piano concert but would certainly be okay with taking a quick photo with a phone or something else small.

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  2. I like the music video. I didn't know Sarah Blasko before. Tried to find something on the internet where she plays the piano, but unfortunately I didn't succeed ...
    ??? Don't know what "ghost hands" are... or what "the concept of ghost hands" is...
    I think I would go to pretty much every music event at the moment - but we've had a little lockdown here again since the beginning of November - and off tomorrow another strict lockdown: without concerts, without schools, without shops ... even without friends ... only one person from the closest family circle is allowed to visit ... uh!
    Best wishes from Austria!
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2020/11/tauplitzalm-6-seen-wanderung-mit.html

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    1. Ghost hands are the reflected hands floating about in the black of the piano...and yes, we went to another random concertlast night just because it was on...I worry we will be headed into a lockdown by xmas. We have zero community transmission at the moment but doing some STUPID things at a govt level so that will no doubt all quickly fall apart. But while it's safe, I'll make the most of it. Good luck. Hope it gets back under control soon for you guys. You had it good for so long - that's exactly what I think will happen to us! I'm so sick of this stupid virus and what it's done to the whole planet.

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  3. Glad you enjoyed it Lydia I hadn't heard of her before but I liked the vid :-)

    Have a liberacetastic safe week 😷😷😷

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  4. Awesome. Visiting you from the good random fun link up.

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  5. My favorite tunes right now are waves and bird calls outside my balcony!

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    1. Having lost the planes, the birds are back in our garden too. Also, I can't get to your site anymore. My Norton has blocked it as 'dangerous'. Any clues to work around? I love linking for the Souvenirs!

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  6. Love the video. She has a beautiful voice.

    Have a fabulous day, Lydia. ♥

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  7. Very beautiful video/tune. Thank you for sharing. I'm waiting for that poem with ghost hands. Have a great day!

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  8. glad you are taking on new adventures- nice to find a few good things about COVID

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