Here are another three things that I like very much, and believe the world should know more about.
1. Ben Foster. Not many people have heard of this guy, but he is the composer of the score for Torchwood and Scott and Bailey. He is also the arranger and conductor of all the music for Doctor Who (Murray Gold writes it, Ben Foster does everything else). He has conducted all of the Doctor Who Proms, as well as the Wallace and Gromit Prom in 2012. Ben has also conducted the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular in Australia, and Wallace and Gromit’s Musical Marvels, which I had the pleasure of seeing him conduct in Melbourne earlier this year, and I must say, he’s a fantastic conductor and MC. And to top it all off, he’s a really great guy. You can listen to his music here (I especially like The Edge of Infinity). (Photo owned by the BBC)
2. The Wonderful World of Disney. The Disney Channel is only available in Australia via Pay-TV, which we do not have, but my grandparents do. I remember so vividly watching the sequence below before a film began. It’s almost my childhood in a YouTube clip. It’s just so magical and wonderful and watching the clip makes me feel so warm and happy. They don’t make ’em like that anymore!
3. Converse. I’m much more of a fan of the classic styles, rather than the crazy new ones. I own two pairs of black All Star high-tops (one old pair for work, and a ‘good’ pair for the rest of the time) and a pair of grey One Stars. One Stars are great to wear when flying, because they have no metallic parts at all, so don’t set anything off when going through security! I could easily own more pairs of Converse in many more colours (red, white, navy, bright blue…) but I don’t really need them 😉 (Photo of the Tenth Doctor from Favim.com)