Monday, June 17, 2024


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Thursday 27 June 2024
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Out of the Bedroom, Safari Lounge, 21 Cadzow Place, Edinburgh EH7 5SN
Repertoire: 15 minute acoustic set, 3 songs (if a slot secured)

Saturday 27 July 2024
Capital Models - Leith Dockers Club, 17 Academy Street, Leith, EH6 7EE
Repertoire: 3 Sets of Top Covers 

Saturday 9 November 2024
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Switched On Electronic Music Weekender, Flowergate Hall, Whitby, YO21 3BB
Repertoire: 40 Minute Soundscape Set "Live Suite 2024/25" (LP to be released 8 November 2024 on Bandcamp)

Date TBC
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Fopp, Shandwick Place, Edinburgh
Repertoire: 40 Minute Soundscape Set "Live Suite 2024/25" (LP to be released 8 November 2024 on Bandcamp)

Date TBC
Capital Models - Scots Guards Club, Haymarket Edinburgh
Repertoire: Trio Formation (TBC) 2 Sets of Top Covers


New Albums

Friday 5 July 2024 - Cloudland Blue Quartet: Mercurial (Soundscape LP)

Friday 2 August 2024 - Cloudland Blue Quartet: Providence (Soundscape LP)

Friday 6 September 2024 - Cloudland Blue Quartet: Front Porch (CBQ Edition)  (Soundscape LP)

Friday 4 October 2024 - Cloudland Blue Quartet: The Hessler Nowik Conundrum (Soundscape LP)

Friday 1 November 2024 - Cloudland Blue Quartet: Liminal Traveler (Soundscape LP)

Friday 8 November 2024 - Cloudland Blue Quartet: Live Suite 2024/25 (Soundscape LP)

Friday 6 December 2024 - Cloudland Blue Quartet: Disquietmusik VIII (Soundscape LP)

Friday 3 January 2025 - Cloudland Blue Quartet: Variation on Brian Eno's "Discreet Music" (Soundscape LP)

New Compilations

Friday 13 December 2024 - Sombre Reptiles & Cloudland Blue Quartet: Decades (Compilation)

Friday 20 December 2024 - Sombre Reptiles: Songs of the Sombre Reptiles 1980-1995 (Compilation)

Tuesday 24 December 2024 - Cloudland Blue Quartet: Twentytwentyfour: The Originals (Compilation of 2024 Releases)

Tuesday 31 December 2024 - Cloudland Blue Quartet: Twentytwentyfour (Compilation of Previously Unreleased 2024 Recordings)


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This main page contains Cloudland Blue : A Diary, with daily entries since 5 March 2005 (scroll down for the latest entries).

143 days are "picture only", across 4 periods:-
2022 (85): 18 April - 10 May (23); 6 July - 5 September (62)
2023 (58): 21 September - 15 October (25); 18 October - 19 November (33)

It is always the intention to update those days with the relevant text (for example, on 10 June 2024, first thing, I wrote up five missing days in June 2022) but doing so is, of course, subject to opportunity (and, indeed, memory!)...

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Au revoir...

Lubomyr Melnyk - Fallen Trees
Françoise Hardy - Françoise Hardy I (Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles)
Françoise Hardy - Françoise Hardy Canta Per Voi In Italiano
Françoise Hardy - Françoise Hardy II (In Vogue) (UK LP)
Françoise Hardy - Françoise Hardy III (Mon Amie La Rose)
Françoise Hardy - Françoise Hardy In Deutschland
Françoise Hardy - Françoise Hardy IV (L'Amitié)
Françoise Hardy - Françoise Hardy Sings In English
Françoise Hardy - Françoise Hardy VI (La maison où j'ai grandi)
Françoise Hardy - Ma Jeunesse Fout Le Camp...
Françoise Hardy - Françoise Hardy En anglais
Françoise Hardy - Françoise Hardy VIII (Comment Te Dire Adieu?)
Françoise Hardy - Alone (One Nine Seven Zero)
Françoise Hardy - Soleil
Françoise Hardy - Träume
Françoise Hardy - Françoise Hardy XII (La Question)
Françoise Hardy - Françoise Hardy XIII (If You Listen)
Françoise Hardy - Françoise Hardy XIV (Et Si Je M'en Vais Avant Toi)
Françoise Hardy - Message personnel
Françoise Hardy - Entr'acte
Françoise Hardy - Star
Françoise Hardy - J'écoute de la musique saoûle
Françoise Hardy - Gin Tonic
Françoise Hardy - À Suivre…
Françoise Hardy - Quelqu'un qui s'en va
Françoise Hardy - Décalages
Françoise Hardy - Le Danger
Françoise Hardy - Clair Obscur
Françoise Hardy - Tant De Belles Choses
Françoise Hardy - (Parenthèses ...)
Françoise Hardy - La Pluie Sans Parapluie
Françoise Hardy - L'amour fou
Françoise Hardy - Personne D'autre
Cloudland Blue Quartet - 2024-06-11 OOTB Rehearsal
Yes - Talk

Up late today...

...only to find that Françoise Hardy had died at the age of 80...

Only 15 years older than me but what a life...

I have "some" of her output...

Accordingly, music played today was mostly this...

I did not realise until today that the version I had of "Träume" was in fact a compilation - managed to find it though and added it to complete the set...

This evening, would you want this on your team?


The whites won 15-2 and your correspondent scored the fifth of the fifteen goals...


Back home Fang was looking to come in but with Luna inside, I could not let him - so, some of Luna's biscuits gifted to him on the back step...

A couple of "Monk" entertained...

Off to bed, leaving Luna in her place...

Lowlight of the Day : The death of Françoise Hardy last night...

Today's New Music:-

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Discovering that out is do-able is a good thing...

Cloudland Blue Quartet - Everything Ends (Mastered)
Cloudland Blue Quartet - 2024-06-11 OOTB Rehearsal

Looks like wee Luna might have spent a good part of the night on the bed with us...

Up to treated skies...

...and my guitar awaits...

It was, of course, early...

Too early to play...

Coffee for me, biscuits for Luna...

Then, to putting together the songsheets for the "Everything Ends" LP and, once Anne was up, going through all ten and choosing three to play on Thursday at Out of the Bedroom - recording rehearsals of the three...

At 12, to the tip with Anne to let go a few things from her mum's house, then, out to Loanhead to organise getting my mum to the Guild - her first outing for, probably around 9 months...

Fraught at times, it turned out fine...

Getting a taxi was stressful but achieved and she got there in plenty of time..

On returning home with some goodies for the team, Anne and sister Sheila were out working in the garden and I tidied up the house - and we got mum's now useless settee out of the house ready to be uplifted...

Collected mum via another taxi around 4, a good time appeared to have been had by the old lady and her not seen for ages elderly chums...

Tea was given before we headed off - a quick visit to Dunelm for a new pillow for Anne...

 and a nearby foodstore for me to secure prawns for tonight's unpictured tasty tea...

Luna was enjoying a new perch this evening...

She is cute...

Some fine red wine was enjoyed with the pasta...

...and TV entertained until closing time...

Highlight of the Day : Mum out for the first time in ages - it can be done!

Today's New Music:-