Tuesday, 29 December 2009

I'm getting organised!!

It's the end of 2009 and almost the start of a new decade.
Time to get organised!
For the last three years I've been using an organiser software called AZZ Cardfile and I have been really pleased with it.
It is advertised as 'a modern replacement for Microsoft Cardfile'.
Now with version 4 you can use it with your USB flash memory stick which makes it truly portable so I think I will be upgrading.
It is a freeform database without predefined fields. You can add clickable URLs, email addresses, dialable phone numbers, images shortcuts to files on your computer and much more.
You can see the full spec on their website at:

I wouldn't be without it. Honestly!

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Happy Christmas everyone

I wish everyone a very joyful Christmas.

I hope that Santa brings everything on your list!

Upside down Christmas

Everything is upside down this Christmas - even the tree!!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Classical Music - 2010 Piano Calendar

Why are there so few calendars with a classical music theme?
There are plenty for pop, rock, hip-hop, jazz etc but hardly any for classical. I have therefore produced four:
Opera, Piano, Great Composers and Russian composers on Zazzle

This one is 12 portraits of great composers for classical piano. They are:

  • Bach
  • Beethoven
  • Brahms
  • Chopin
  • Debussy
  • Haydn
  • Mendelssohn
  • Liszt
  • Rachmaninoff
  • Schubert
  • Schumann
  • Scriabin
You can see them at my Zazzle store

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Russian Classical Composers - 2010 calendar

A bit late but I have at last published my 2010 calendar of Russian composers. I managed to finish the 12th portrait Balakirev last week.
There is a composer per month:
  • Borodin
  • Balakirev
  • Glinka
  • Khachaturian
  • Mussorgsky
  • Rachmaninoff
  • Prokofiev
  • Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Shostakovich
  • Scriabin
  • Stravinsky
  • and of course Tchaikovsky
You can find it with my other calendars at Zazzle

Friday, 11 December 2009

Happy Birthday Hector!

Today is Berlioz's birthday (born in 1803).

- "Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils." (Berlioz)

He is one of the composer portraits featured in my 2010 Opera Calendar