It’s a little short of this blog’s first birthday, but as we’re currently closed for work on our flooring, I thought I’d have a wander through the posts. I have learnt a lot about blogging on the job, and I suspect the earlier posts won’t stand up to much scrutiny. However, I’m going to concentrate on the images I’ve used instead. Perhaps you missed some? Or you’d like to read the post they come from again? I’ll make sure to include all the links, though it would be easy enough to flick back through the archive.
June 2017 Souvenirs
This post was the first one where I really started to explore what was in front of me. I discovered fascinating pieces of information about both items featured.
September 2017 All for the cause
This post was another eye-opener. William Morris is well-known for his left-leaning politics as well as his design credentials, but him as a composer of socialist songs? Well, here you learn all.
June 2017 Fire survivor
This one of my favourite images from what I’ve seen so far. Much more evocative than the parlour song that went with it. Interesting local connections.
December 2017 Special Delivery
Here’s another favourite image . This one made me laugh – it’s both weird and beautiful. Although it’s not part of the Music Library’s collections, it is in one of the many collections in the Library of Birmingham.
August 2017 ‘Sing, Belgians, sing!’
This popular post looked at Elgar’s musical connection with Belgium during World War 1.
June 2017 The not-so-silent movies 2
This is one of several posts looking at our silent movie music. I love the scribbled cue – it suggests so many scenarios …
January 2018 ‘Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy’ & ‘Shachiapang’
This was another post where I learnt a lot while writing it. Vague thoughts about the Cultural Revolution in China became rather more focussed when faced with definite facts.
April 2017 Songs from across the centuries 1
And, here I am, back at the beginning. A black and white image, a caricature, but also so real. For the next post, I shall be revisiting the first post. And hopefully making rather better post out of it this time around. Nothing like learning on the job …