Wednesday, August 05, 2020

This is where I keep stuff now...

Playlist
Various - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2020
Betts - Osafune
Gorecki - Symphony #3, Op. 36, "Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs"
M - The Official Secrets Act
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Cage
Peter Roggenkamp - Wahren/Hartmann
Dawidek-Poyner Duo - Oblivion : Latin American Music for Oboe and Guitar
Arditti String Quartet - U.S.A.
Yello - Solid Pleasure
Transatlantic - Kaleidoscope
Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know
Françoise Hardy - Message personnel
Kraan - Wintrup
Ravi Shankar - Transmigration Macabre
Def Leppard - Yeah!
Camel - The Lunar Sea
Man - Three Decades of Man
T. Rex - 20th Century Superstar
The Beatles - Chronology
T Rex - Tanx
Cockney Rebel - The Human Menagerie
Bryan Ferry - These Foolish Things

Up...



...and started the day with a podcast from 9 weeks ago...

I like listening back to these as I've always forgotten what I might have chosen or said...

It's like me giving myself insights into my own musical taste...

A track from my "Satie" LP from June just popped up...

The new "Cage" album, out on Friday, is slightly less "accessible"...

Uh oh...

Then, took a listen to the new album from Betts in Japan - I will be purchasing it on Friday for August's "Bandcamp Day"...

Today's classical piece, of the 100 I've been playing, was Gorecki's 3rd Symphony - a very big seller indeed - and by one of my favourite "bands", the London Sinfonietta...


Started this "project" on 29 April, with Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" and will end it tomorrow with the most up to date of the 100, which harks back to that first disc..

You can see all the selectons here - albeit in reverse order...

Today's random LP was M's “Official Secrets”, from 1980...


The Exec Producer bought it for me on 11 April 1981...


 It's the follow up to “New York London Paris Munich”...


I recall there was a VHS tape with a full set of videos too...

Robin Scott was ahead of his time...

Excellent but virtually unknown...


Downstairs, Anne's painting is coming along nicely...


...and a squirrel was out and about...




More scenes captured...


..including explaining to Twitterchums how the new filing system works...

From top left : classical music magazine CDs, CD singles A-Z, rock & pop, which includes funk soul & reggae, A-Z. Far right bottom two are my own music & some home made compilations...


The other side has various artist comps, classical composers A-Z, classical artists A-Z & classical compilations, jazz A-Z & jazz compilations...


Also, box sets on the shelves...


...a small collection of discs whose packaging doesn’t fit the new boxes...


...and three crates of card sleeve discs, such as promos etc and a plethora of “illegal burns” from before I started just leaving downloaded stuff...


 ...on the (9) hard drives...


Once again than, loads before breakfast...




Some pics re trying to locate the source of annoying water...



Didn't really find it but I did find I currently have 189 studio albums which were released in 1973...


Posting that pic and asking "How many have you got and what are your faves?  What's missing that ought to be in here? (Rules - of course - no live and no compilations)", elicited a decent response...

Tasty Mexican tea from the ever resourceful EP...



...although she later dropped some of her jelly dessert on the floor...


What's this?



...a visit from Fang...




Later, to decorating the boxes, soundtracked by these...


A third double row done. Two to go. Hopefully, done by the weekend..


...and the room will be "finished"...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : The Mexican tea...

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Some things just can't be sorted...

Playlist
Adams - Earbox
Michael Rother - Lust
Flender - Aurora
Lampson - subsTANZ
Offenburger Streichtrio - Trios fuer Violon, Alto et Violoncello
Schelb - Kammermusik
Mozart - Mozart Opera for Flute & String Trio
Fripp & Eno - (No Pussyfooting)

Up and at 'em...


To work on the new album, much to do...


Scenes as I ventured downstairs to get a coffee...






...and, in the back room...


My music is only on Bandcamp....   


My new album (my third in lockdown) will be out on Friday, hopefully; and so, listening back closely was the order of the moment, with a view to making final tweaks... 

And of course, when you’re listening back, you suddenly notice something no one else will notice and so, of course, you have to go back and fix it and change everything, even though you know it’ll take an age but, luckily, there are still three days to go....


 And then, of course, there are some things which you just can't sort...

Today's classical piece was John Adams' "Fearful Symmetry" from this big box, which I have on a hard drive...

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While today's random LP was this...


Michael Rother's “Lust” from 1983...


Although not as good as his opening trio for the Sky label, due to his eschewing of the guitar for synths...


...it’s still good...


All of that before breakfast...


Later on, surprise scones from Anne...


Yum...


...and a surprise visit from a squirrel...


More new arrivals...








...meant more listening to new arrivals - both those from yesterday and these new things...

Also, on this day in 1973 (and tomorrow in 1973), side two of this was being recorded...


...so I gave that a spin too...

...backwards...

...as is my wont...

Box decoration is coming along... 

A second double row done this evening post "Holby City"...


Around 120 still to do...


Can't recall why I did this...


Meanwhile two painting projects for Anne - this plant box for the garden...



...and her next painting...


..which will be Autumnal...

Looking forward to it...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : New arrivals...