Friday, May 17, 2024

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CRISPYCAT RECORDINGS issue the work of musician, broadcaster and abstract artist, DAVID REILLY.

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CRISPYCAT RECORDINGS
CURRENT RELEASE SCHEDULE

Friday 7 June 2024
Cloudland Blue Quartet: Everything Ends (Song LP)

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 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)


SCHEDULED LIVE APPEARANCES

Saturday 25 May 2024
Capital Models - Leith Dockers Club, 17 Academy Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7EE
Saturday Night Club Night - 3 Covers Sets

Thursday 30 May 2024
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Safari Lounge, 21 Cadzow Place, Edinburgh EH7 5SN
3 song acoustic set at Out of the Bedroom 770


CRISPYCAT RECORDINGS ON BANDCAMP

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DIARY

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

148 days are "picture only", across 5 periods:-
2022 (90): 18 April - 10 May (23); 13 - 17 June (5); 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 but doing so is, of course, subject to opportunity (and, indeed, memory!)...

Monday, May 13, 2024

Pot black, and white...

Playlist
Various - Milano Jukebox 1998-2023
Khan + Walker - Schleichfahrt

Good, albeit, treated, skies this morning...


The house awaited...




...as did the machines...


The two James Jamieson LPs sent out into the world - happy birthday Jamie!

Last minute packing away of equipment and, then, into the car...


Soundtracked for the entire journey by the collections of annual "things I think Anne would like", we were off to that Wales...

At 10, toasted teacakes and lovely coffee in Biggar...


...and, at 12:20, a break in Kendal...



We've only ever stopped here briefly, as was the case today but, perhaps we'll make a longer stay on the way home....




Around 3:25, our destination was reached...





The views from the office this afternoon...







Unpacked, we were off out...


...but, first, some exploration...


Original art adorns the walls...


The old kitchen - not used since World War II...






...apart from celebrity cooks, the Hairy Bikers...



This map will be handy...


To the games room...





Vinyl collection, books, DVDs...


...a piano, snooker table...



Chess...


Nice old room...


Out...



By this time, it was pouring...

Into Wrexham and parked for a wander...



We took refuge from the rain in The Midland, where we discovered Wrexham Lager...



On the walls, signed guitars - no-one knew who had signed this and the plaque was ineligible...


This, Pink...


Prince...


Taylor Swift...


Paul Simon....


Also on the walls, signed shirts of Pele, Maradona, Zidane and Messi...


Impressive...

We located an Indian restaurant for tea...

Heading towards it we passed the Wrexham brewery...


On arriving at Anise, we found it still 30 minutes from its opening time so decided to take a further walk...


...and then, I spotted this...


...we made our way round to investigate, past the tall chimney of the Nag's Head pub...


...to Black Peppers...



Anne was delighted...


...but demanded a retake...


The food was delicious - Chicken Chatt...


Veg Pakora...


Lamb Dansak...


Chicken Bhuna...


Peshwari Naan...


Pilau Rice...


...and complimentary Baileys...


Yum...

Walk back to the car, passing St Giles...


A stop, in the rain, at Lidl for provisions...


...and  "home"...


This evening, while Anne relaxed, I went to the games room and recorded some piano...


...and played a solo game of snooker, taking some 27 minutes to pot all the balls...


Due to the occasional snookering of myself...



My last shot managed to done both the Black and the cue ball...


A good ending - the game recorded for posterity...

Back to the piano for a second improvised piece...


Then, Anne joined me and we played a record, chosen at random...



Khan + Walker...


"Schleichfahrt"...



The scene...


Back to the apartment for further relaxation...


Laptop booted up and some work done, including locating and downloading the record we'd been playing...


...which accompanied me to bed...

A good day...

Highlight of the Day : On holiday...

Today's New Music:-