Imagine

John Lennon walked from his home next to the legendary Strawberry Fields to his school near Penny Lane and imagined becoming a recognized songwriter and musician. Those two locations became important to him as he wrote the famous songs with Paul McCartney. However, did he imagine that one day he would have a airport named after him at Liverpool. It shows what can happen if you follow your dreams and…

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23 September, 2014
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Piano Man Psychology

30 March, 2013

Billy Joel wrote the famous song called Piano Man, no doubt based on his observations from what he noticed as he played in bars and cafés as a young man. I am now in a similar situation. Each day, I play the piano at the Baby Grand Lounge at the Oasis in Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland. It is not my full time job, as I am a psychologist and author,…

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Amazing Piano Playing

28 February, 2010

A couple, who have been married for 62 years, went for a health check up. There was a piano in the clinic. They gave an impromptu performance, to the delight of everyone. Overnight, they became stars, with thousands appreciating their talent via the video that is available on the web. It proves you are never too old, even though the guy is nearly 90.  See this link for inspiration – …

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Amazing Music Career

10 February, 2010

Who wrote Alexander’s Rag Time Band and also Easter Parade? Here are some clues. He was born in Siberia. His family were persecuted. With little money,  his parents took him and their seven other children to the USA. Israel Baline was only 5 years of age at the time. His only memory of Siberia was seeing his home being burnt to the ground. The family carried their few possessions with…

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Elvis Presley Anniversary

10 January, 2010

Seventy five years ago few people took notice when twins were born to a poor family in a shotgun shack wooden house at Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8th 1935.  One of the  boys, Jesse Garon Presley, was stillborn. The surviving child, Elvis Aaron Presley would become one of the most well known people in the world for his singing and entertaining. Many thousands, if not millions, of people remember his…

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Vivaldi’s Girls and Music

13 December, 2009

Venice is a beautiful city and the place where the great composer Antonio Vivaldi was born in 1678. Most of us have heard his music, particularly the’ The Four Seasons’ which is very popular. However, we are fortunate to be able to listen to many of his great works. They were left in a monastery and remained gathering dust for about 200 years. In 1926, the monks at San Martino,…

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