Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Future self castigation beckons...

Playlist
Bartók - Solo Piano Works
Brad Mehldau - Largo
Kurt Rosenwinkel - Heartcore
Møster - Inner Earth
Motorpsycho - The Tower
Various - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2018 Vol 2
Rheostatics - Night of the Shooting Stars
Herman Van Veen - Die Anziehungskraft der Erde
Pet Shop Boys - Battleship Potemkin
Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft - Fünfzehn neue DAF Lieder

I will look back on this and castigate myself for having such a bad memory and for ne updating this daily...

I was doing so well too...

More coming down the hill pics...



On telly, stuff watched including being drawn into, surely, ladies oriented "Girlfriends"...

Other than that, today's artwork "2018-01-10"...


Lights out...

Highlight of the Day :  Trees...

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Struggling to recall...

Playlist
Mozart - Complete Piano Sonatas
Bushman´s Revenge - A Little Bit Of Big Bonanza
Die Antwoord - MADE BY GOD (Chapter III)
Max Nagl Ensemble - Quartier Du Faisan
Taylor Swift - Reputation
Weeknd - Starboy
Mathilde Santing - New Amsterdam
Fehlfarben - Knietief im Dispo
Various - Trance Nation Anthems
Billy Cobham - A Funky Thide Of Sings
Hawkwind - Epocheclipse
Laurie Anderson - Life On A String
Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno - Finding Shore

Now nine days ago, I must have taken some pictures on the way down the hill in the evening...


















On telly, "Silent Witness" concluded preposterously and "Holby" entertained...

And today's artwork "2018-01-09"...


Other than that, struggling to recall...

Hihglight of the Day : Holby...

Monday, January 08, 2018

More than an entrance...

Playlist
Chris Stapleton - Traveller
Vijay Iyer Trio - Accelerando
Various - Chicago Hit Factory - The Vee-Jay Story 1953-1966
Eluvium - False Readings On
Händel - Orlando
Max Nagl Ensemble - Quartier Du Faisan
Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd - Holding It Down
The Script - Freedom Child
VUUR - In This Moment We Are Free - Cities
Händel - Tamerlano (Gardiner)
Sam Smith - The Thrill Of It All (Special Edition)
Dan Michaelson - First Light
Dvorak - Brahms and Dvorak : Piano Quintet & Quartet
Various - You're the Guy I Want to Share My Money With
Julian Bream - The Ultimate Guitar Collection
Yo La Tengo - Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs 1985-2003
Fehlfarben - Live 1980
Händel - Partenope
Splashgirl - Hibernation
Laura Pausini - Laura Xmas (Deluxe)
Beethoven - Triple Concerto, Piano Sonata #17
Sances - Via Crucis
Sanguine Hum - What We Ask Is Where We Begin
Purcell - Harmonia Sacra
Schnittke - Happy Birthday
Jon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra - Diverted Travels
Christina Pluhar: L'Arpeggiata - Mediterraneo
Ryan Adams - 1989
Beyonce - LEMONADE
Brumel - Missa Et Ecce Terrae Motus (The Earthquake Mass)
Federico Albanese - The Blue Hour
Various - Vocal Trance 2018
Satie - French Piano Works
Simon Dupree & The Big Sound - Part Of My Past
Bach, J S - The Well-Tempered Clavier
Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift (Deluxe Edition)
John Cale - Artificial Intelligence
Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Violin Sonata No. 2 in D.
Caudioso - The Magic Of The Mandoline
Green Day - Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band
Taylor Swift - Fearless (Japanese Edition)
Händel - Organ Concertos, Op 4
Various - The Wire Tapper 29
Eluvium - Curious Things
Radiohead - The King Of Limbs
Vijay Iyer Trio - Architextures
Anon - A Venetian Coronation
Anon - Venetian Vespers
Cloudland Blue Quartet & Johnny Weizen - Run Through 2017-02-11
Capital Models - Live 29 November 2014
Mozart - Complete Piano Sonatas
Bushman´s Revenge - A Little Bit Of Big Bonanza

Down the hill this morning under good skies...

But limping...







It was frosty...





While I was uptown ensuring pork based products were returned to our abode, the EP was having one of her (much more productive and useful than mine) projects nicely finished off...


In the evening, spaghetti carbonara from scratch re the non-cream recipe - delightfully tasty - and the return of the frankly preposterous "Silent Witness...

And today's artwork "2018-01-08"...


Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : New door...

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Four men, in a room, wearing headphones...

Playlist
Federico Albanese - The Blue Hour
Various - Chicago Hit Factory - The Vee-Jay Story 1953-1966
Cakewalk - Transfixed
Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains
Knower - Knower 2010-2017
Händel - Organ Concertos, Op 4
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Behind The Counter With Max Richter
Wuorinen - Works 1963-2008
Schumann - viatoslav Richter Live in Concert
Händel - Tamerlano (Gardiner)
Händel - Orlando
Erdmann - Solo-Konzerte Und Orchestermusik
Good Weather For An Airstrike - Little Steps
Lassus - Lagrime Di San Petro
Siegmeister - Piano Music, Vol. 1
Bushman´s Revenge - Jazz, Fritt Etter Hukommelsen
Bach, C P E - Chamber Works
Kraftwerk - Computer World
Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno - Finding Shore
Glass - Maximum Minimalists
Rodrigo Leão & Vox Ensemble - Theatrum
John Coltrane - Coltrane's Sound
King Crimson - Ladies of the Road
Shawn Colvin - A Few Small Repairs
Miles Davis - The Essential Miles Davis
Billy Cobham - Rudiments - The Billy Cobham Anthology
Shawn Colvin - Whole New You
John Coltrane - The Classic Quartet - The Complete Impulse! Studio Recordings
Sparks - Propaganda
Herman Van Veen - Was Ich Dir Singen Wollte (Live)
The Beatle - Revolver
Webern - Complete Works
McCoy Tyner - The Real McCoy
Grand Funk Railroad - Classic Masters
David Bowie - eality
James - B-Sides Ultra
Miles Davis - The Best of Miles Davis Quintet 1965-68
Boccherini - Guitar Quintets
Lemon Juice Quartet - Peasant Songs
Madredeus - Euforia
Sparks - The Best of Sparks
Elton John - Greatest Hits 1970-2002
Ornette Coleman - Beauty Is A Rare Thing: The Complete Atlantic Recordings
Dido - Life For Rent
Cloudland Blue Quartet & Johnny Weizen - Run Through 2017-02-11
Cloudland Blue Quartet - 2017 Live Set
Mozart - Die Zauberflöte
Richard Skelton - Thirty Works
Händel - Partenope
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Give The People What They Want
Yello - Live In Berlin
Titus Groan - Titus Groan

Decided today to compile new playlists of each of the annual 120 albums noted in each of my albums of the month listings from 2003 to date...

Idiot...

I spent much time today re 2003, ripping albums I found were not on my iTunes already - in the main, multiple disc classical box sets...

In the afternoon, badly limping re the knee scenario, out to Roslin with drummer/bassist Keith to drummer Johnny's place with, for the first time, guitarist Stu, for a four man song session lasting around 2.5 hours, during which we clattered through 22 songs...


It sounded no bad...

I had intended to record it for posterity but thought there was something wrong with my recording set up...

I'd forgotten that the earbuds I was wearing, due to giving my Grado headphones to Keith, as he'd forgotten his, did not work with the recording machine...

The one song we did record had turned out fine, when I listened back at home having dropped Keith off...

Oh well...

We will reconvene next month...

Fish & Chips for tea and some TV watched...

Then continuing with the 2003 project...

And today's artwork, "2018-01-07"...


Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : Playing with the boys...

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Poaching to perfection...

Playlist
Sterling Grove - Parallel Lines
Argent - Argent
Moebius & Plank - Rastakraut Pasta
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
Audible Silence - An Instinctual Response
And One - Magnet (Premium Edition)
Various - You're the Guy I Want to Share My Money With
The Inward Circles - Scaleby
Various - Chicago Hit Factory - The Vee-Jay Story 1953-1966
Casa Del Mirto - Monochrome
The Clientele - Music For the Age of Miracles
Phish - 2017/12/30 New York, NY
Various - Jack That Cat Was Clean
Terrence Dixon - 12,000 Miles of Twilight LP
Sanguine Hum - Now We Have Light
Cloudland Blue Quartet - 2018
Brunetti - Three Symphonies
Phil Tomsett - Taken Apart
Various - Top 200 Artists (August 2010)
Various - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2009
Chris Squire - Fish Out Of Water
Free - The Free Story
Mathilde Santing - Choosy - Live!
Sparks - The Best of Sparks
Black Sabbath - Dehumanizer
Marc Bolan - 20th Century Superstar

Up and uploading the 1st podcast of 2018...

Also some work on a potential 2018 CBQ project re guitar and piano improvisational programmes...

On Anne's upness, to the gym first thing...

Felt a wee twinge in my left knee while on the legpress thing - by close of play this evening I could not bend my leg...

If past experience is anything to go by, I will be fine by Tuesday/Wednesday...

No gym tomorrow though...

Back home for poached egg on toast then, prepping equipment for tomorrow's 1st rehearsals as a quartet - but not yet the Cloudland Blue Quartet...

Still covers only...



In the afternoon, as Queens beat Livingston in Livingston by 1-0, out to my mum's...

Despite a further toe infection and antibiotics, she was on good form...








Back home and some music listening...

In the evening, a Chinese and two episodes of "Spiral"...

Top notch...

And, today's artwork, "2018-01-06"..


Lights out, with a very sore leg...

Highlight of the day : Anne's ability to poach an egg to perfection....

Friday, January 05, 2018

When in Rome...

Playlist
Geneviève Bellemare - Melancholy Fever
Terrence Dixon - 12,000 Miles of Twilight LP
Sanguine Hum - Now We Have Light
Various Artists - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2018 Vols 1-52
Argent - Argent
Moebius & Plank - Rastakraut Pasta
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
Audible Silence - An Instinctual Response
And One - Magnet (Premium Edition)
Laurie Anderson - You're the Guy I Want to Share My Money With
The Inward Circles - Scaleby
Betty Everett - Chicago Hit Factory - The Vee-Jay Story 1953-1966
Casa Del Mirto - Monochrome
The Clientele - Music For the Age of Miracles
Phish - 2017/12/30 New York, NY
Eldridge Holmes - ack That Cat Was Clean
Matthew Shaw - The Wire Tapper 29
Jimmy McCracklin - Stax-O'-Soul: A Sampler Of Stax Trax
Morton Feldman - Music Before Revolution
Richard Skelton - Thirty Works
Bryan Adams - Ultimate
The Corrs - Jupiter Calling
Bruno Mars - 24k Magic
Sam Smith - The Thrill Of It All (Special Edition)
Chris Stapleton - From A Room: Volume 2
The Script - Freedom Child
James Blunt - The Afterlove (Extended Version)
Frainbreeze - Vocal Trance 2018
Brian Eno - On Land
Richard Skelton - Towards a Frontier
The Pink Fairies - Never Neverland
Orrin Evans - Captain Black
Green Day - Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band

Today was not like a Wednesday, happily, it was like a Friday...

Some entertainment with chums JB, Double D, Matt and Marta before heading home for some tasty fish pie and vegetables...

"Big Bang Theory", "Michael Portillo's Great British Rail Journeys", "University Challenge" (Reading null points, us 110 points) and "Rome Unpacked", including, not only how to make a real spaghetti carbonara but also the art of Caravaggio, all entertained on the box...

I forgot to mention an excellent new comedy last night, "Derry Girls"...

Scenes from around Crispycat Towers this evening...

Listening...


Reading...


Wearing...


Looking...


...and today's artwork, "2018-01-05"...


Lights out at midnight...

Highlight of the Day : A visit to Roma, probably...

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Like a Tuesday...

Playlist
Casa Del Mirto - Monochrome
Argent - All Together Now
Various - The Wire Tapper 29
Beethoven - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Piano Sonata #17
David Gilmour - David Gilmour
Händel - Tamerlano (Gardiner)
Wuorinen - Works 1963-2008
Various Composers - Music Before Revolution
Bryan Adams - Ultimate
Richard Skelton - Thirty Works
Robert Calvert - Captain Lockheed And The Starfighters
Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains
Renaud - Rouge Sang
Sanguine Hum - Now We Have Light
Starset - Transmissions (Deluxe Edition)
Argent - In Deep
Various - Vocal Trance 2018
Argent - Argent
Moebius & Plank - Rastakraut Pasta
The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
Audible Silence - An Instinctual Response
And One - Magnet (Premium Edition)
Various - You're the Guy I Want to Share My Money With
The Inward Circles - Scaleby
Various - Chicago Hit Factory - The Vee-Jay Story 1953-1966
The Clientele - Music For the Age of Miracles
Phish - 2017/12/30 New York, NY
Various - Jack That Cat Was Clean
Orion Tango - The Apple of No

Today was like a Tuesday, as yesterday was like a Monday...

A walk to Fopp at lunchtime but no purchases...

Home and some telly accompanied a tasty tea of trout and stir fried vegetables in soy sauce...

A "Big Bang" repeat, "Michael Portillo's Great British Railway Journeys" and "University Challenge", were followed by some compiling of tracks for future podcasts...

The view from the office this evening...






At 9, the welcome return of "Death in Paradise" - they all did it...

Today's artwork, "2018-01-04"...


Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : Death in Paradise...