Thursday, November 14, 2019

Striving to live to 100....

Playlist
Purcell - Odes & Funeral Music
Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble - The Spirit Of Trane
Radio.String.Quartet - In Between Silence
The Thing - Shake
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Disquietmusik III
Monkey3 - Sphere
Mono - Nowhere Now Here
Mott the Hoople - The Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll
Britten - The Canticles
Bill Evans - Jazz Masters 5
Frances Eustace - Bassoon Collection on Historic Instruments
Pärt - Sanctuary
Half Moon Run - A Blemish in the Great Light
Various Artists - The Jazz Collection
Various Artists - Country Gold
Beck - Odelay
Amalie Malling - Abrahamsen / Ruders / Nielsen / Pade: Piano Music
The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze: The Best Of The Isley Brothers
Miles Davis - The Complete Miles Davis at Montreux
Genesis - And Then There Were Three
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Pictures At An Exhibition
Barclay James Harvest - Time Honoured Ghosts
Miles Davis - Miles Davis Quintet 1965-68
Mike Stern - Give And Take
Schnittke - Complete Piano Music
Beethoven - The Complete String Quartets
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 4 Way Street
Messiaen - Catalogue D'Oiseaux
Mathilde Santing - Matilde Matilde
The Clash - The Clash
Soft Machine - Seven
Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming
Norah Jones - Not Too Late
Morricone - Film Music By Ennio Morricone
Sébastien Tellier - Sexuality
Stile Antico - The Phoenix Rising
Prokofiev - Piano Concertos #2 & 3
Calliope Chœur De Femmes - Litanies À La Vierge Noire
Dowland - The Elizabethan Collection (Lacrimae, Or Seaven Teares)
Haydn - Creation Mass / Mass Rorate Coeli Desuper
Various Artists - World Circuit Presents...
Ultravox - The Very Best Of Midge Ure & Ultravox
James Rhodes - Fire On All Sides

Up early and again refining the choices for this week's podcast, which comprise, now, 28 new entries into the collection since last Saturday morning - including a track from the upcoming CBQ LP, "Disquietmusik III", recorded on Sunday and out Friday 29 November on the Bandcamp...


This soundtracked the day...

Manwhile, the artist checked her work...


And the other artist headed out into the morning...

The view from the office I...


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At lunchtime, some chat on emerging markets, global equity income and unconstrained investing - it's what keeps me able to acquire new music and all the other nonsense "projects" I undertake...

Quite literally, the view from the office this evening...


..where, prompted by a Tweet from Mr Sid Smith, some tasty Soft Machine, not "Fourth" but "Seven", was enjoyed, "Fourth" not being on my phone (which will be rectified)...


I had missed my stop this morning on my way into town, which afforded an opportunity for some more walking than normal...

The same thing happened this evening, which, in turn, afforded some new views...





The stop-missing beast was about its business...


Post a thing that helps, as I strive to live to 100, the best thing in the world (at that precise moment in time), the Exec Producer's Spag Bog...


Yumtastic, as we in the music and investing business say...

Highlight of the Day : Anne's tasty Spaghetti Bolognese...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Twenty is plenty, apparently...

Playlist
Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming
Norah Jones - Not Too Late
Morricone - Film Music By Ennio Morricone
Sébastien Tellier - Sexuality
Stile Antico - The Phoenix Rising
Prokofiev - Piano Concertos #2 & 3
Calliope Chœur De Femmes - Litanies À La Vierge Noire
Dowland - The Elizabethan Collection (Lacrimae, Or Seaven Teares)
Haydn - Creation Mass / Mass Rorate Coeli Desuper
Various Artists - World Circuit Presents...
Ultravox - The Very Best Of Midge Ure & Ultravox
James Rhodes - Fire On All Sides
Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble - The Spirit Of Trane
Radio.String.Quartet - In Between Silence
The Thing - Shake
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Disquietmusik III
Monkey3 - Sphere
Mono - Nowhere Now Here
Mott the Hoople - The Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll
Britten - The Canticles
Bill Evans - Jazz Masters 5
Frances Eustace - Bassoon Collection on Historic Instruments
Pärt - Pärt: Sanctuary
Half Moon Run - A Blemish in the Great Light
Beck - Odelay
Various Artists - The Jazz Collection
Various Artists - CBC's After Hours Blue Note Collection
Pärt - Sanctuary
Purcell - Odes & Funeral Music
Various Artists - Country Gold

Admiring Anne's artiness this morning...


...which will continue...


Out, the views from the office this morning, I - XI...












Up to Tollcross at lunchtime to enquire about having my defunkt iPod Classic upgraded to a 256GB SSD drive...

£189...

A rethink required...

Whilst up there, popped into the Cancer Research shop and provided eight of your United Kingdom pounds sterling to their cause, in exchange for a couple of multi disc releases...



...and in the BHF, this 2CD set for just 99p...


..and an album which, like much 90's music, has never been on my radar but, for 50p?


It's very good - sounds like The Eels...

Home in the dark, the views from the office this evening, I - VII...
  







Late on, amidst much ripping and listening, a trip to that Wales booked for next Spring - residing in an 18th century stately home...

Which will be good...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day :  New trip booked...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hidden meanings come forward through the mist...

Playlist
Mott the Hoople - The Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Disquietmusik III
Roxy Music - Siren
Britten - The Canticles
Bill Evans - Jazz Masters 5
Mono - Nowhere Now Here
Frances Eustace - Bassoon Collection on Historic Instruments
Half Moon Run - Dark Eyes
Half Moon Run - Sun Leads Me On
Half Moon Run - A Blemish in the Great Light
Michael Janisch - Worlds Collide
Dowland - The Elizabethan Collection (Lacrimae, Or Seaven Teares)
Shalamar - Gold
Ultravox - The Very Best Of Midge Ure & Ultravox
Journey - Revelation
Various Artists - World Circuit Presents...
Taylor Swift - Red
Calliope Chœur De Femmes - Litanies À La Vierge Noire
Sébastien Tellier - Sexuality
Nouvelle Vague - Nouvelle Vague
Haydn - Creation Mass / Mass Rorate Coeli Desuper

Up, with the intention of working on the extra, download only alternative version of the new LP...


...but, almost inevitably, got waylayed by something I saw on the Twitter...

There will shortly be a new vinyl only compilation by Mott the Hoople available...

And so it was created and added to the collection, digitally...


Out...

The view from the office this morning I...


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IV, my favourite...


Post Mott, I was soundtracked by the new LP...


Getting to know the tracks...

As with all improvisations, eventually, patterns are discerned and hidden meanings come forward through the mist...

At lunchtime, a walk down to Stockbridge...

The view from the office this afternoon I...


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Four shops visited, four purchases made...

This book of arty quotes...


Some Benny Britten for one hundred and fifty new pence...


...an acquired taste, for which one must be in the mood - I would be, later this evening - the piece "Canticle II : Abraham & Isaac" is a veritable 17 minute Progfest (kind of)...

Some Bill for 50 of your new pence...


And, in my last destination before heading back, a further couple of classical items for £1.98...

Delightful Bassoon pieces - I do like a bassoon - oo-er missus...


...and some Arvo of which, no doubt, the content I already have alternative takes somewhere...


On the way home, the commute was exactly the duration of this fine LP from Roxy Music, which was much enjoyed...


The view from the office this evening I...


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A tasty tea of salmon, healthy chips and roasted asparagus from the EP, who then enjoyed some painting while I ripped and listened and discovered - works by new to me Canadians, Half Moon Run were partaken of...

The content for this week's podcast was updated, using shorter tracks from this week's acquisitions...

And, being Tuesday, of course, "Holby City" ended the day - with the new Chief Exec being very annoying and unliked by your viewing correspondent and his Exec Producer...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : Discovering a new band...