New Directions

First, I promise you that this post is not about the hit American TV show Glee (I’ll admit now I am a fan though). It really is about a new direction for Alexie RicRac. It’s not so much a new direction as it is a step closer to turning this blog into the dream I have for Alexie RicRac. Today I start a new chapter in the Alexie RicRac story.

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School Day Fashions

Here in Victoria, today is the first day of school for the year. Lots of kids will be starting kinder/pre-school, lots will be starting primary school or high school, for some it will be their final year of either primary or high school. Of course, let’s not forget those starting the next grade, or even at a new school. I’ve been the new kid at a new school before – my final year of VCE. That was a daunting experience walking into the year 12 common room; a room exclusively for final year high school students and their lockers, which was greater than the whole student body at my old school. It’ll be a little while until I experience the first school day of the year as a parent, but I do remember walking into my classroom for the very first time as an almost 6 year old in 1990.

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My week in musicals: ‘Across the Universe’ and ‘Almost Famous’

I’ve always loved music. My parents have educated me incredibly well, though as a child and possibly even a teen I don’t think I’d have ever admitted that. I am ashamed to admit that I did fall victim to the music of the ’90s and ’00s as a teen, and that sometimes I do still enjoy a little dance around the house to a ’90s or ’00s tune here and there, but I know that my musical education will continue for a long time to come. This week, I’ve been transported to both the 1960s and 1970s thanks to the wonderful technology that is the colour motion picture. Two brilliant films both showcasing fabulous music from both decades.First up, The Mister and I saw out 2014 with the 2007 Julie Taymor film ‘Across the Universe’. Without giving too much away, ‘Across the Universe’ is set in 1960s Britain and America. Jude, a young man from Liverpool, takes a journey to America to find his father, who he believes is a professor at Princeton University. To say that he’s disappointed his father is the prestigious university’s maintenance man is a little bit of an understatement. Jude goes on to meet Princeton’s number 1 prat, Max, and his pals. There is college boy antics and wonderful music and I’m stopping there because I know I’ll end up divulging too much. It’s an extraordinary journey of a young man in a time of discovery, understanding, revolution and love (as I can only imagine life in the ’60s was), all to the music of The Beatles. The Mister and I also made a fairly important decision whilst watching the film too, but that’s something to keep under wraps.

All You Need Is Love.

Source: IMDB

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