This month I have been reading much stuff about psychoanalysis and listening to lots of different stuff.

  • Freud and Beyond: A History of Modern Psychoanalytic thought
  • Classical Music: A novel by Joy Cowley — a children’s writer who had at the time of publication of the novel in 1999 written 8 for adults.
  • The Orphan Master’s Son: A novel of North Korea by Adam Johnson. Interesting as it’s about a part of the world we seldom hear about. Won the pulitzer of fiction.

Listening to:

  • Judy Collins: Live at the Metropolitan Museum
  • Janis Ian: Society’s Child: The Autobiography Collection
  • Jacqueline Du Pre: Elgar cello Concerto and sea pictures with Janet Baker

Tonight I ah going to see Bryn Terfel with the NZSO and Tequin Evans perform Wagner and stuff from his 2007 album First Love: Songs of the British Isles. . Should be great.

Last month I went to see Auckland Choral perform Handel [Coronation Anthems and Music for the Royal Fireworks]. Was very nice. Also went to the opera.