Thursday, December 19, 2013

Composer or pasta?

Classic FM asks the serious questions in this quiz which presents some Italian names, e.g. Donizetti and Bucatini. Composer or pasta? Easy as. But what about Bertali? I got 19 out of 21.

What was striking was this portrait of the composer above, who to my eyes looks uncannily like that fixture of the Sunday Star-Times’s social pages, Colin Mathura-Jeffree.

So here are Jethro Tull with “Song for Jeffrey”, live at the Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus with Tony Iommi, later of Black Sabbath on guitar. Not all “classic rock” is totes classic:

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