Saturday, December 15, 2018

Sometimes there doesn't really need to be a winner...

Playlist
Various Artists - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2018 Vols 1-52
Lana Del Rey - Venice Bitch [Single]
Fehlfarben - Glücksmaschinen
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder
Fehlfarben - Die Platte Des Himmlischen Friedens
Dowland - Lacrimae, Or Seaven Teares
Monteverdi - Monteverdi: Scherzi Musicali
David Sylvian - Gone To Earth (Remaster)
Schütz - Symphoniae sacrae I
Byrd - Masses For 3, 4 & 5 Voices
Roger Waters - Amused To Death
David Bowie - Heathen
Brian Eno - Another Day on Earth
UK - UK
David Bowie - Scary Monsters and Super Creeps
David Bowie - The Next Day
The Cure - Pornography
Dexter Gordon - Go
The Beatles - Revolver
Rush - Power Windows
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
The Blue Nile - A Walk Across The Rooftops
Various Composers - The Original Sound of L'Oiseau-Lyre
Various Composers - English Music of the 17th Century
Victoria de los Angeles - The Fabulous Victoria de los Angeles
Various Composers - Venetian Vespers
Various Composers - Musik In Alten Städten & Residenzen
Capital Models - 2018-09-01 Roslin Fun Day
Justin Rutledge - Man Descending
Various Artists - Soul 1962, Vol. 1
Ideal - Der Ernst des Lebens
Tin Star - The Thrill Kisser
Various Artists - Island Presents: Rock Steady
The Present - The Way We Are
The Damned - Music For Pleasure
Andrew Hill - Grass Roots
Brian Eno - Small Craft On A Milk Sea
Neal Morse - Alive Again
Albinoni - Oboe Concertos Complete Op 7 & 9
Vangelis - Spiral
Shelby Starner - From In The Shadows
Fountains Of Wayne - Out-Of-State Plates
Teramaze - Her Halo
Walter Carlos - Switched-On Bach
Mozart - Complete Piano Sonatas
Cream - Disraeli Gears
Cluster - Zuckerzeit
Chicago - Chicago III
Various Composers - 20th Century Masterpieces
The Velvet Underground - Loaded

Up early to upload the podcast etc etc...


Downstairs for a sit and a listen and a big black coffee...


Breakfast with Annie Milannie then over to the hospital to pick my mum up...

There at 11, back at her home for 11:20...

An hour or so getting her settled back in...

Back home for me for lunch with Annie Milannie...

"Big Bang Theory" and new thing "The Good Place" enjoyed...

A new "project" - a playlist based on composers mentioned in this book - from 1,600 to now...


1,600s done and listened to - nice...

Filling up my phone again post a mystery wiping of all music on it earlier this week...

Unamplified practising for tomorrow's rehearsal...



A very tasty lamb and spinach curry from Annie Milannie for tea, followed by the final of "Strictly"...

Bottom of the board Kevin and Stacey were voted into the top spot by the public, who railed against Ashley and Faye due to their perceived dance experience - meanwhile Joe's myriad internet followers could not push him into first place...

All four were excellent though and, to be honest, they could just have finished the series with the group dance and left it at that...

"Michael McIntyre" also entertained, with youngster Yasmin Depp impressing as Unexpected Star (she could be signed up tonight and a star by next week in the current music industry - she certainly seems "connected") - and, of course, there were Cheryl's goat's leg trousers...

Some listening whilst snoozing to "Match of the Day" and off to bed...

Another Saturday over...

Today's artwork, "Old Man in the Living Room"...


Highlight of the Day : Anne's curry/mum home...

Friday, December 14, 2018

Mainly quiet with occasional sneezing...

Playlist
Tangerine Dream - Festivals 2018
Umphrey's McGee - it's not us
Moby - Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt
Sloth Racket - A Glorious Monster
tide/edit - All My Friends
Rhye - Blood
Matthew Florianz - Onontgonnen
The Pineapple Thief - Dissolution
Roine Stolt's The Flower King - Manifesto Of An Alchemist
Trio HLK - Standard Time
CB3 - From Nothing to Eternity
Françoise Hardy - Personne d'autre
Eels - The Deconstruction
Uriah Heep - Living The Dream
Soft Machine - Hidden Details
Dinosaur - Wonder Trail
Toundra - Vortex
Nils Frahm - All Melody
Capital Models - 2018-09-01 Roslin Fun Day
Nazareth - Singles, EPs, B-Sides & Bonus Tracks
Karajan - Orchestral Spectaculars 1949-1960
Various - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2018 Volume 50

A quiet breakfast, just after 6am...


A reasonably quiet but still super stupidly busy with stuff day...

Soundtracked by music from my supposed Top 60 albums of 2018...


Possible onset of the lurgi meant no visit to my mum but a phone call was made to advise I will pick her up from the infirmary tomorrow morning to take her back to base...

In the evening, recording the podcast was only interrupted by "Have I Got News For You"...

Today's artwork, "A Quiet Breakfast"...


Highlight of the Day : Podcasting...

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Party time (again)...

Playlist
Uriah Heep - Living the Dream
Tangerine Dream - Festivals 2018
Various - Xmas Music

Today was Xmas Party time...



Secret Santa...

Baz...



Gaz...




Wenders...



Raymondo..




Ali...


Bernardo...





Wheelie...


Gina G...




Julio...



Comparison of Fever Tree sizes...


Matty...



Luke...



Robbie...




JB...

  


Double D...




CK...



The G Man...




Mark...


Emma Jayne...




Mr CBQ...



...and remembering and raising a glass to our old chum Keith "Lodger" Lodge...


High jinks, in relation to some of the rather more inappropriate gifts...



A walk to the venue...

The beast was about it's Xmas business...


Into the room...


Hats on...








Some interesting displays on the dance floor...




Dangerous tonight...




...and closing the evening with a shot of something green and reasonably palatable...




...an exit made past interesting wallpaper...


...and a pick up from the EP...

Home in time to fall asleep in front of the end of "Question Time"...

Not too the worse for wear...

Today's artwork, "Taking a Shot"...


Highlight of the Day : Party...