I hope by this title not to mislead readers whose taste buds are as sensitive
as mine to the lure of chocolate. Such ambiguity is doubtless cruel, but
my thoughts are firmly fixed on music and its propensity to provide such
experiences when we least expect them.
As we race towards the end of another year, some changes are about to
be applied to our magazine. The Daily Anniversary is relegated to
second place whilst we invite any reader who can recall one -- or several
-- occasions when something heard in performance sticks firmly in the
memory to please write this down and send to us with
This is also an exercise in brevity. Only a few words are necessary,
as my two examples demonstrate.
There will be some who question the purpose. We all treasure memories
and probably keep most of them to ourselves. But why? It is so pleasurable
to share things, and may encourage others to explore music they do not know.
Likewise, we may also be guided to music outside our own experience.
All readers are invited to prepare for this new daily experience starting
soon. It will take but a few minutes to type by completing
our online form below. The purpose is not to surround simple facts with
copious detail. Please keep your entry clear and concise, and do give your
name so that we may acknowledge the source.
The only other words of advice I pass on are the likelihood that this
exercise will provide recall of experiences years ago, and they are just
as valid as recent memories. If an occasion has remained in your mind it
usually indicates the intensity of an experience.
Complete the form below. Name and e-mail address are optional. If accepted,
we will publish your name alongside your captivating moments, but not your
e-mail address (which is only in case we need to contact you.)