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The Foggy, Foggy Dew - audition piece

  • Posted on: 10 February 2016
  • By: agittins

The second of my two audition pieces for entry to UNE's Bachelor of music. SOOoooo much room for improvement but it got me through :-)

The Foggy, Foggy Dew is a traditional English folk song, this being the version created and popularised by Benjamin Britten. It is a somewhat cheeky tale of a love from years ago complete with thinly-veiled justification for following one's heart.

Lasciatemi morire - audition piece

  • Posted on: 10 February 2016
  • By: agittins

The first of my two audition pieces for entry to UNE's Bachelor of music. Still soooo much room for improvement but it got me through :-)

Lasciatemi morire is from Claudio Monteverdi's opera L'Arianna. It is Ariadne's lament at being abandoned by her love on the island of Naxos.

Huge thanks to Jason Barry-Smith who got me to this stage with a sum total of three singing lessons in my life!

Bixler-2 FPV - close calls and a prang

  • Posted on: 24 December 2013
  • By: agittins

Another windy day about a month ago. This was my first buzz through the trees near the shed which I have to say was pretty pucker-worthy at the time. The landing was at nearly zero landspeed - who needs flaps when you have a 30 knot headwind? Also a pretty ordinary attempt at the top two trees, followed by an excellent case study of "Target Fixation". I've since had a good run or two through two-trees so feel somewhat redeemed :-)

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