Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Coming up for sixty...

Playist
Glasperlenspiel - Licht & Schatten [Deluxe Edition]
Microtrauma - Soñar
Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth
Ministry - AmeriKKKant
John Grant - Love Is Magic
The Eternalist - Nothing is Going Back to How it Was Before
The Sea Within - The Sea Within
Soft Machine - Hidden Details
Laura Pausini - Fatti sentire
Bill Frisell - Music IS
Craig Armstrong - Sun On You
Dinosaur - Wonder Trail
Max Richter - Hostiles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Nightports with Matthew Bourne - Nightports with Matthew Bourne
Jlin - Autobiography
Toundra - Vortex
Martin Speake - Intention
Françoise Hardy - Personne d'autre
Nils Frahm - All Melody
Tangents - New Bodies
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall
Van William - Countries
Rocket Miner - The Long Goodbye
The Paper Kites - On the Train Ride Home
Uriah Heep - Living The Dream
Eels - The Deconstruction
Johnny Jewel - Digital Rain
Meshell Ndegeocello - Ventriloquism
CB3 - From Nothing to Eternity
God Is an Astronaut - Epitaph
Markus Guentner - Empire
Rhye - Blood
Moby - Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt
Capital Models - 2018-09-01 Roslin Fun Day
Rhythms Del Mundo - Classics
Capital Models - 2018-06-24/2018-07-08
Joseph Arthur - Lou
Various - Soul 1962, Vol 1

Today at lunchtime, Secret Santa purchases made - which included a trip to Fopp, where this was acquired for me - 100 tracks for £3...


Tasty...

In the evening, excellent fishcakes were followed by a welcome visit from 60 on Friday Keith...

We musicked...









..and chatted with Anne and decided on a 10 song set list for the next Capital Models outing in February - at Keith's then belated birthday bash...

Post his leaving, some listening, ripping and "Holby"...

Today's artwork, "Rehearsal Space"...


Highlight of the Day : Musicking with a chum...

Monday, December 10, 2018

New quartets are usually good...

Playlist
Umphrey's McGee - it's not us
The Pineapple Thief - Dissolution
Matthew Florianz - Onontgonnen
Rhye - Blood
Bill Frisell - Music IS
John Grant - Love Is Magic
Meshell Ndegeocello - Ventriloquism
Son Lux - Brighter Wounds
God Is an Astronaut - Epitaph
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Disquietmusik II
CB3 - From Nothing to Eternity
Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth
Federico Albanese - By the Deep Sea
Glasperlenspiel - Licht & Schatten [Deluxe Edition]
Haken - Vector
Ministry - AmeriKKKant
The Sea Within - The Sea Within
Martin Speake - Intention
Moby - Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt
Villa-Lobos - Villa-Lobos: The Complete String Quartets
Liszt - Liszt: Oeuvres pour Piano
Love Parade - Half the Civilised World
Spock's Beard - Noise Floor
Luke Howard - Open Heart Story
Microtrauma - Soñar

A cold morning...


This evening this box arrived...


Had tried to buy it in Karlsrhue back in June but it had been sold out...

Top notch music from Brasil's No 1 composer - much recommended...

Today's artwork, "Early Morning Car"...


Highlight of the Day : New String Quartets...

Sunday, December 09, 2018

No animals were injured...

Playlist
Haken - Vector
Meshell Ndegeocello - Ventriloquism
Cosmic Ground - Cosmic Ground IV
King Crimson - 2018 Tour
Various - 101 Northern Soul Anthems
Eklund - Music For Orchestra, String Quartet
Umphrey's McGee - it's not us
Van William - Countries
Max Richter - Hostiles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Microtrauma - Soñar
John Surman - Invisible Threads
Nils Frahm - All Melody
Rhye - Blood
Long Distance Calling - Boundless
Johnny Jewel - Digital Rain
Son Lux - Brighter Wounds
Matthew Florianz - Onontgonnen
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall
Al Di Meola - Opus
Federico Albanese - By the Deep Sea
Moby - Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt
Ministry - AmeriKKKant
Laura Pausini - Fatti sentire
Bill Frisell - Music IS
CB3 - From Nothing to Eternity
Eels - The Deconstruction
The Paper Kites - On the Train Ride Home
Martin Speake - Intention
GoGo Penguin - A Humdrum Star
Grouper - Grid of Points
God Is an Astronaut - Epitaph
Françoise Hardy - Personne d'autre
Jon Hopkins - Singularity
Trio HLK - Standard Time
Shatner's Bassoon - Disco Erosion
Brad Mehldau Trio - Seymour Reads the Constitution!
Spock's Beard - Noise Floor
Rocket Miner - The Long Goodbye
Dinosaur - Wonder Trail
Sloth Racket - A Glorious Monster
Nightports with Matthew Bourne - Nightports with Matthew Bourne
The Sea Within - The Sea Within
Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth
Creek - 1997-06-08
Zwoyld - Zgond
Tangents - New Bodies
Toundra - Vortex
The Eternalist - Nothing is Going Back to How it Was Before
The Necks - Body
The Bad Plus - Never Stop II
The Pineapple Thief - Dissolution
Uriah Heep - Living The Dream
Craig Armstrong - Sun On You
Kamaal Williams - The Return
tide/edit - All My Friends
Markus Guentner - Empire
Soft Machine - Hidden Details
Luke Howard - Open Heart Story
Mark Wingfield - Tales From the Dreaming City
Glasperlenspiel - Licht & Schatten [Deluxe Edition]
Jlin - Autobiography
John Grant - Love Is Magic
Roine Stolt's The Flower King - Manifesto Of An Alchemist
Madredeus - O Paraiso
Lucy Kaplansky - The Tide
Shelby Starner - From the Shadows

Once again up early...


Working away on inconsequential pish...

My music collection is like Anne's garden...


No matter how much you tidy it up, there's always more work to do and the tidying never lasts too long...

Anyway...

By the wonders of technology, we watched a recital streamed live from the Wigmore Hall...



Then, a visit from new kid on the block, Sid...




She did not come in...


Over to the infirmary in the afternoon to visit my mum and gee her on to do some walking about...



On the way home, some shopping - I picked up these - raved about by Nashville chum Chris Schappert on the Twitter recently...


Hopes were high but, sadly, no better really than Quorn...

Later, the last in the current, extremely disappointing series of "Dr Who" - the worst since its revival in 2005...

This episode was pretty good - but only in comparison to those which preceded it in the series - which is not saying much..

Oh well, i'll still watch on New Year's Day...

Today's artwork, "No Animals Were Injured"...


Highlight of the Day : Kind of being at the Wigmore Hall...

Saturday, December 08, 2018

New boxes and prep for release...

Playlist
Capital Models - 2018-12-02
Capital Models - 2018-09-01 Roslin Fun Day
The Notet - Silent D
Capital Models - 2018-05-13
Dover Quartet - Haydn Bartok Zemlinsky Edinburgh Queens Hall 2018-08-06
Roine Stolt's The Flower King - Manifesto Of An Alchemist
Various Composers - 16th Century Music for Viols
Various Composers - Music For The Spanish Kings
De Rore - St John Passion
Joanna MacGregor - Play
Dowland - Lacrimae, Or Seaven Teares
Monteverdi - Teatro D'amore
Allegri - Miserere/Messe/Motets
D'India - Il Primo libro de madrigali a cinque voci (1607)
Schütz - Symphoniae sacrae I
Marini - Curiosi & Moderne Inventioni
Corelli - La Folia
Marais; Sainte-Colombe - The Greatest Masterworks
Purcell - Essential Purcell
Albinoni - Oboe Concertos Complete Op 7 & 9
Vivaldi - LCO 07 : Vivaldi
Telemann - Parisian Quartets
Rameau - Suites pour Ballet
Heinichen - Dresden Concerti
Händel - Chamber Music (Complete)
J S Bach - Das Orgelwerk - Complete Edition
Richter - Quatuors opus 5
Boyce - The Eight Symphonies (Menihun)
Bach, C P E - Cello Concertos, WQ 170-172
Haydn - Streichtrios
Bach, J C - Johann Christian Bach Symphonies
Dittersdorf - Symphonies in D Major, A Major and E Flat Major
Mozart - Requiem
Beethoven - The Complete String Quartets
Field - Piano Music, Vol. 1
Schubert - Piano Trios
Mendelssohn - Streichquartette
Schumann - String Quartets No. 1 & 2
Liszt - Piano Concertos 1 & 2; Totentanz
Janacek - Piano Works
Debussy - Works For Piano
Satie - Piano Works
Zemlinsky - String Quartets 1 & 2
Scriabin - Piano Works
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Disquietmusik II
Liszt - Oeuvres pour Piano

Herbert von Karajan - Karajan Orchestral Spectaculars 1949-1960

Up super early...


Working on the recording of the Capital Models gig from, unbelievably, 14 weeks ago today - and, finally, issuing the tracks out to the boys for them to have a listen...

Also, seven (count 'em) podcasts uploaded - the part 2's of this year's volumes 1-5, my Top 20 UK Number 1 singles - all recorded over the last couple of weeks, with minimal, if any, chat - plus this week's actual programme - 30 tracks of superbness...


On the Twitter - chum Sid Smith slated a documentary on Roxy Music on BBCFour last night which I didn't see - I suggest people just watch this and make up their own minds and maybe do some background reading instead of a slapdash talking heads pile o pish...


Also inspired by Twitter - by the Dancing Monk - from whom I recently bought my second iPod Classic - listening to my playlist of 500 years of music - 10 classical pieces from each of the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries - while doing some background reading...

Nice...

At 10, as arranged, the arrival of drummer/bassist Keith....


But no drumming or bassing took place - instead, he was very kindly sorting out some roof work...


Post work, some coffee, lovely biscuits and music chat - accompanied by the Squirrel...



Then, down to Corstorphine to trawl the charity shops to find some books for my mum to read to stave off the boredom of hospital life...

Two secured - erm, along with these tasty treats...



In the afternoon, took Anne to her mum's for today's triumph by the Jam Tarts, 1-0 over the Steel Men of Motherwell - while, in Dingwall, Queens snuck into 4th position with a well earned away 1-1 draw against Ross County, sans Mr Dobbie...

Meanwhile, your correspondent was back at the infirmary...


Mum was pleased with her raggedy second hand books...


...and took a walk along the corridor...



Alison Reilly, yes...


She was pretty good - better at walking than I've seen her on previous "visits" to this establishment...



Out into the dark...


A year ago tomorrow, a picture of this very wall adorned the cover of my LP "Disquietmusik" - tomorrow, the Berlin Wall will adorn the second volume...


The walk back to the car...


...watched by crows...


Hello Mr Crow...



Back where I'd started...


Home and some ripping and listening to the new boxes - on Anne's return, very tasty steak pie tea and the semi-final of "Strictly", followed by more ripping and listening...

Sibelius rocks...

And the new album, uploaded to Bandcamp for release tomorrow...



To bed near midnight...

Today's artwork, "Oxygen Tower"...


Highlight of the Day : Prep for release...

Friday, December 07, 2018

There being no point in moaning doesn't seem to stop the moaning...

Playlist
Tarwater - Inside the Ships
Various - The Best Air Guitar Album In The World Ever
Lou Donaldson - Midnight Creeper
Danny Driver - Dale: Piano Sonata; Bowen: Miniature Suite
Al Green - The Hi Records Singles Collection
Jackson Browne - The Very Best Of Jackson Browne
Steep Canyon Rangers - Nobody Knows You
Various - 101 Stax
Various - 60s Jukebox - The Ultimate Collection
Ghost - In Stormy Nights
Françoise Hardy - Love Songs
Weather Report - The Agora, Columbus Ohio October 17 1972
Lang Lang - Best Of Lang Lang
Various Composers - Baroque Trio Sonatas
Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker Plays It Cool
Roedelius - Kollektion
Capital Models - Live at the Kilted Pig 2012-04-21
Various - The Spoken Word - British Writers
Anthony Phillips - Soiree (Private Parts & Pieces X)
Moby - Music From Porcelain
Jean-Claude Vannier - En public & Fait maison
Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft - Reworx
Miles Davis & Gil Evans - Complete Columbia Recordings/Sampler
Cluster - Japan Live
Ed Sheeran - Plus

Another day...

To Dunfermline this afternoon to assist a company with my knowledge of things companies can do...

Home, then, with the EP, over to the infirmary to visit my mum...

It seems she has cellulitis and some kind of small blood infection...

After 15 minutes of moaning and complaining about stupid stuff she really just ought to be accepting, she was in good spirits and enjoyed a walkabout...


On leaving the hospital, we phoned in an order to Bombay Feast then drove over to pick it up and headed home...

"Big Bang" and the last ever "New Girl" entertained...

However, your correspondent konked out during "The Graham Norton Show"...

So it goes...

Today's artwork, "In the Corridor"...


Highlight of the Day : Mum doing not too badly...