Steph Metal’s suggestion number 63 (from http://steffmetal.com/101-ways-to-cheer-yourself-up/) is to experience new things – something new every day for a week!
I began today, seeing “Guitar Trek” at the ANU at 2:50pm, as part of the ABC “Sunday Live” program.
As you can guess from their own photo, they were creative with their guitars – by turns rhythmic, soothing, passionate, eerie and even funny. They used a variety of guitars including a steel string and a twelve-string, and at one point they got all percussive, too.
Play along at home: Search radio stations in your area for what’s happening – it’s astonishing how much free entertainment is out there. If you’re from Canberra, come to ANU School of Music Sundays at 2:50 – next week is the Royal Military College Band, and again I’ll be there.
Coming soon (if all goes well):
Monday: Secret # 2 (substituting next Sunday’s “new thing” for that day in order to have a full seven days).
Tuesday: Self defence class at Belconnen Community Centre at 8pm.
Wednesday: Carillon performance from 12:30-1:20 (the Carillon is a giant building that is also a musical instrument. Unbelievably, I’ve never heard it played).
Thursday: “My convict ancestor” talk at the Botanic Gardens theatrette (donation entry), 12:30pm.
Friday: Display of art at the North Lyneham Gallery Cafe.
Saturday: Either “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” at ANU Film Club or a Jane Austen ball.
Sunday: Royal Military College Band live at ANU thanks to Sunday Live.