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    1. EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL ROLES: 1944-2008

    1999-2008-Writer/Poet/Retired Teacher: George Town Tasmania
    2002-2005-Program Presenter, City Park Radio, Launceston
    1999-2004-Tutor and/or President: George Town School for Seniors Inc
    1988-1999 -Lecturer in General Studies and Human Services West Australian Department of Training
    1986-1987 -Acting Lecturer in Management Studies and Co-ordinator of Further Education Unit at Hedland College in South Hedland, WA.
    1982-1985 -Adult Educator, Open College of Tafe, Katherine, NT
    1981 -Maintenance Scheduler, Renison Bell, Zeehan, Tasmania
    1980-Unemployed: Bi-Polar Disability
    1979 -Editor, External Studies Unit, Tasmanian CAE; Youth Worker, Resource Centre Association, Launceston;
    Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour, Tasmanian CAE; Radio Journalist ABC, Launceston
    1976-1978 -Lecturer in Social Sciences & Humanities, Ballarat CAE, Ballarat
    1975 - Lecturer in Behavioural Studies, Whitehorse Technical College, Box Hill, Victoria
    1974 -Senior Tutor in Education Studies, Tasmanian CAE, Launceston
    1972-1973 -High School Teacher, South Australian Education Department
    1971 Primary School Teacher, Whyalla SA, Australia
    1969-1971 Primary School Teacher, Prince Edward County Board of Education, Picton, Ontario, Canada
    1969 Systems Analyst, Bad Boy Co. Ltd., Toronto Ontario
    1967-68 -Community Teacher, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Frobisher Bay(Iqaluit), NWT, Canada
    1959-67 -Summer jobs from grade 9 to end of university
    1949-1967 - Attended 2 primary schools, 2 high schools and 2 universities in Canada: McMaster Uni:1963-1966, Windsor T’s College: 1966/7.
    1944-1963 -Childhood(1944-57) and adolescence(1957-63) in and around Hamilton Ontario.

    2. SOME SOCIO-BIO-DATA(as of: 2008)

    I have been married for 41 years. My wife is a Tasmanian, aged 60. We’ve had 3 children: ages in 2008-42, 38 and 31. I am 64, a Canadian who moved to Australia in 1971 and have written 3 books--all available on the internet. I retired from full-time teaching in 1999, from part-time teaching in 2003 and from volunteer/casual teaching/work in 2005 after 35 years in classrooms. In addition, I have been a member of the Baha’i Faith for 49 years. Bio-data: 6ft, 225 lbs, eyes/hair-brown, Caucasian. See my website for more details at: or go the google search engine and type: RonPrice(no space), Pioneering RonPrice, RonPrice Poetry, RonPrice Bahá’í, RonPrice History,(philosophy, religion, media studies, politics, inter alia)--for additional writings.
    married for 43 years, a teacher for 35, a writer and editor for 10 and a Baha'i for 51(in 2010).

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    you forgot your credit card account numbers...please pm me with them!
    what's your musical taste?


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    Sorry, dj, for taking more than seven weeks to get back to you on the subjects of "Credit Card #s and Musical Tastes." When our relationship is more intimate I may help you with the former but, as far as the latter is concerned, I post the following response:


    Making A List of Your Favorites--you younger members at this site might like to try this exercise, say, in another 40 years, if you survive the perils of: (a) your sporting interests, (b) your love life, (c) your job life, (d) your other leisure pursuits, (e) your desires, passions, wants and wishes and (e) many other slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.
    In the three year period June 2002 to May 2005, I compiled periodically a list of my favorite music. It was an attempt to define, to give expression to, to list what has become for me a vast sea of pleasureable sounds produced in a number of genres of music. My first memories of listening to music were in about 1948, although I was exposed to music right from the word go in 1944 by two parents who played the piano. I would post the full list here, but it is too long. I post here "a short list" of over 60 years of musical experience, musical pieces I have enjoyed from a longer list of music that gave me pleasure, but it is, as I say, obviously too long to include here.

    It is just a start to making a comprehensive list, a brief survey, a dip in the sea, so to speak. There are now over 1000 items in this full and comprehensive list that I put together in the years after 2005. I added to that initial list list from time to time in the next three years and it came to well over 1000 items. If I continue to add to this list systematically and regularly the list would become completely unmanageable and necessitate far to much of a focus on music in my otherwise highly interdisciplinary life. But the names of many of my favorites are here for my interest and occasionally to post at a website when others ask about my nusical tastes. Since it seems impossible for me to remember the names of many of the pieces, this list helps assist me in bringing to memory these names when and if required. The exercise is interesting to me in its own right without any particular practical value.

    Most of the items listed here are in my personal music collection(LPs, 45s, CDs and cassettes) or they are items that I have had access to temporarily on the radio, internet or as part of the collection of the local spiritual assembly of the Baha’is of Launceston. As I began adding every item to this list from what I heard on ABC FM Radio in and after 2002, it is obvious that, in the end, the list would become too long if I took the exercise seriously with any sense of making a comprehensive collection. What is found here serves as: (a) a list of musical pieces I own/have access to in my collection and (b) a list of additional material I would like to have access to in my study, but do not. As I say, this is a list of musical favorites that I will never bring to an end. The sea is just too full. -Ron Price, Pioneering Over Four Epochs, May 8th 2005(22 September 2002).



    1. Joaquin Rodrigo: Ecos de Sefarad-guitar.
    2. Joaquin Rodrigo: need to familiarize myself with his repertoire to list items here.
    3. Beethoven: Sonata #8 opus 13 and Violin Concerto in D, Opus 61
    4. Beethoven: Symphonies: set 1-9. Esp: #5
    5. Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 23/4
    6. Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5
    7. Beethoven: Fluer Elise
    8. Beethoven: many other pieces-too long a list.
    9. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
    10. Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini.
    10.1 Rachmaninov: Preludes, 10.2 Piano Concerto No.2 D Minor
    10.3 Rachmaninov: several pieces to be defined
    10.4 Rachmaninov: many other pieces-too long a list.
    11.1 Chopin: Scherzo 1,2,3 and 4 ; 11.2 Ballads 1 to 4.
    11.3 Chopin: Fantasie Impromptu
    11.4 Chopin, 24 Preludes(C#minor,A-Flat-Major)
    11.5 Many other pieces of Chopin—too many to list.
    10.1 Schubert: Fantasie in F. Minor, D 940.
    10.2 Schubert: Ave Maria. Symphony #8 in B-minor
    11.Puccini:One Fine Day, Madame Butterfly
    12.Bach:Symphony No.2 E-minor
    12.1Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F; 12.2 No.6 in Bflat Major; No3, 4 and 5
    12.3Bach: see my 20 record collection of Bach--too many to list all the pieces here, but some include: 12.3.1 Orchestral Suite No.3
    13. Debussy: Claire de Lune.
    13.1 Debussy: Preludes, esp.”Girl With the Flaxen Hair.”
    14.Mozart: Sonatas for Piano; 14.2 Divertimenti for strings, Adagio & Fugue in C Minor; 14.3 Piano concertos K488/459; 14.4 Symphony #40 in C minor; 14.5 Nachtmusik
    15. Vivaldi: Violin Concerti #3; trumpet concerti for 4 violins
    16. Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique
    17.Liszt: Concerto No.1 in E Flat Major
    18. Hayden: Concerto in D. Major
    19. Dvorak: New World Symphony; symphony #3; cello concerto in b minor, op.104; symphonic variations.
    20. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6
    21. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto D Major
    22. Handel: Water Music
    35. Massinet: Meditations
    36. Brahms, Symphony No.1 in C-Minor


    1. Elgar: Cello Concerto, 1st Movement, J. du Pre
    2. Eric Satie, Gymnopedies


    B.1 Baha'i CDs(50 in April 2005;40 in August 2002)

    1. Parrish and Toppano, The Shores of This Great Ocean(Call Out to Zion)
    2. Parrish and Toppano, Royal Falcon(Royal Falcon& The Girl That I Never Knew)
    3. Hummingbird, Dash Crofts
    5. Advance Guards, Dash Crofts
    6. One Planet One People, Dash Crofts
    7. Windflower, Dan Seals and Dash Crofts
    8. We May Never Pass This Way Again, Crofts
    9. Hollow Reed, Crofts
    10. One Planet One People, Crofts
    11. East of Ginger Trees, Seals and Crofts
    12. Angela Wood, Gentle Warrior
    13. Year of Sunday, Seals and Crofts
    14. Grant Hinden Miller, all his CDs
    15. Radio Nur 2002
    16. The Voices of Baha: Live At Carnegie Hall
    17. Many new CDs are produced annually--too many to list here
    --I have listed elsewhere 50 CDs used for Launceston LSA programs on City Park Radio. These 50 CDS have many individual songs--too many to list here.

    B.2 Non-Baha'i CDs/LPs/Cassette Tapes(C):

    1. Working Class Man, Bruce Springstein
    2. Born In The USA(C), Bruce Springstein
    3. Angel Clare(LP) Art Garfunkle
    3. Astral Weeks(LP)Van Morrison
    4. Songs for Beginners, (LP)Graham Nash
    5. Leave Love Enough Alone, (LP) Doug Ashdown
    6. Moody Blues, (LP) On the Threshold of a Dream
    7. Moody Blues, (LP)Seventh Sojourn
    8. Joni Mitchell, (LP)The World Of Joni Mitchell
    9. James Taylor,(LP) Sweet Baby James
    10. Bob Dylan, (songs) Lay Lady Lay, All Along the Watchtower, A Hard Rain's..,
    If Not for You and more-too many to list here.
    11. Tom Rush, (LP) Merrimack County
    12. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, (LPs)
    -4 Way Street, Celebration Copy, Déjà vu
    13.. Michael Murphy, (LP)Blue Sky Night Thunder
    14. Cat Stevens, (LPs)Tea for the Tillerman, Teaser and the Firecat.
    15. Yesterday When I Was Young, Lena Horne
    16. To Follow That Star, artist??
    17. Non-Baha’i-non-classical CDS--too many to list here.
    18. That Was Then This Is Now, Michael Stocks(CD)
    19. Bob Seeger, Greatest Hits(CD)
    20. Gordon Lightfoot(C): Two In One:
    (a) If you could read my mind and (b) Summer Side of Life
    21. Andrew Wells, Journeys(CD)
    22. Angela Armstrong(C)ersonal compilation
    23. Leonard Cohen, Suzanne, among others


    1. We are the World
    2. Cats in the Cradle
    3. Fire and Rain, James Taylor
    4. Paul Simon, Kathy's Song--too many others to list here.
    5. Gordon Lightfoot, Go My Way
    -Mother of a Miner's Child--too many others to list here.
    6. Mull of Kintyre
    7. The Streets of London
    8. As Different As We Are, John Denver
    9. Rocky Mountain High, John Denver
    10. Many more could be added from my songbook
    -from the years when I played the guitar on a regular basis: 1968-1998


    1. Frans Brugger, Blockflotin, Vol.2
    2. Sammartini, Symphony in A. Major.
    3. Some of the above in sections A and B is good background music.
    4. Lucky Oceans plays hundreds of pieces over the months/years on his ABC Radio National Programs. I could include many here.


    1. Faure, Blockflotin, Vol.2
    2. Mahler, Symphonies No. 4/5
    3. Some of the above in sections A and B

    1. Puccini, Turandot.

    E. JAZZ:

    1. Phil Morrison Trio, Sea Island Blues, 12 Tracks(T)
    2. Jeff Jones, Live in Concert, 14T
    3. Tenor/Saxaphone songs(2??) from Porgy and Bess
    4. Lucky Oceans plays many ‘jazz’ pieces which I could include here.

    F. OTHER:


    1. Lucky Oceans plays a great deal of material on ABC Radio National in his afternoon program and some of the material he plays could be added here. At this stage there seems to be just too much to add to this list.
    2. Other musical programs on ABC Radio also bring in “other” music I have begun to add here but can not do so in any comprehensive sense.
    3. Friends also introduce me to CDs from time to time and some of this material may be added here in future. Again, the collections of others is just too extensive to list here.

    1. The Lord's Prayer, Mahelia Jackson
    2. Other: to be done at a later date


    1. Talks on Cassette-Ten collections of material to be indiexed later.
    2. Talks: (a) on internet-written and (b) on internet-spoken

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    Last edited by RonPrice; Sep-21-2008 at 06:52. Reason: to alter some phraseology
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    Elgar and Satie...contemporary classical ??

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    Elgar and Satie...contemporary classical ??--Good point...list needs amending.-Ron in Australia
    married for 43 years, a teacher for 35, a writer and editor for 10 and a Baha'i for 51(in 2010).

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