Friday, February 14, 2020

Out with a special girl...

Playlist
King Crimson - Lizard
UK - UK
David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - Jean The Birdman
Brian Eno - Music For Films
Various Artists - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2019
Haydn - 107 Symphonies
Hawkwind - Warrior On The Edge Of Time
Hawkwind - Onward
Ian McDonald - Drivers Eyes
Paul McCartney - Freshen Up Tour 2018/19

Up stupidly early for a Friday...


...but I was running short on time to rip this 35CD box...


Getting there...

Views from heading down the hill...




To Fopp at lunchtime but no purchases...

In the evening, as part of her 16th birthday celebrations, out with a special girl...

The views this evening, as I waited for her now 4 hour hair appointment to end and the EP to arrive with our guest...




We were off to old haunt, Bell's Diner in Stockbridge...




...with niece Kitty - spending St Valentine's day evening with her aunt and uncle...




...which was great...

Slap up feed ensued...



Kitty wanted to ensure hair was ok...


It obviously was...

She is an expert on the old selfie front...


We were back at her home for a coffee and a biscuit with Jane & Bob, reasonably early...

I think she had fun...

Back home and recording the links for tomorrow's podcast, after having chosen the line up...

Highlight of the Day : Out with Kitty...

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Planning...

Playlist
Capital Models - 2020-02-09
Bob Dylan - Planet Waves
Art Garfunkel - Angel Clare
Levin Torn White - Levin Torn White
King Crimson - The ConstrKction of Light
David Bowie - Heroes
Pete Sinfield - Still
Bruford - One of a Kind
Peter Gabriel - II
The League Of Gentlemen - The League Of Gentlemen
The Roches - Keep On Doing
Captain Beefheart - The Mirror Man Sessions
David Reilly - Rubinmusik 1977-2017
King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon - 40th Anniversary Series
The League Of Gentlemen - Thrang Thrang Gozinbulx
Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - Bruford Levin Upper Extremities
Bruford - Rock Goes To College
King Crimson - The Road To Red
Giles, Giles & Fripp - The Brondesbury Tapes (1968)
McDonald & Giles - McDonald & Giles
Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - Bruford Levin Upper Extremities
King Crimson - Lizard
UK - UK
David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - Jean The Birdman
Brian Eno - Music For Films
Various - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2019

Today soundtracked by the latest rehearsal tapes, yesterday's purchases, ripped this morning; and possible tracks fro a joint King Crimson/Robert Fripp podcast which is in the works with old chum Sid Smith...

And my 40 year anthology too...

And this week last year's podcast...

Nice views on the way down the hill this evening...


The "dead" tree has had all of its branches lopped off now...


I have had some stuff lopped off too...


Which is good...

This evening, a visitor...



Always nice to have Fang pop by, even if it's only long enough for him to scoff some goodie drops before exiting...

Highlight of the Day : Planning a podcast...

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

On the right path...

Playlist
Fehlfarben - Monarchie Und Alltag (Orig)
Fehlfarben - Monarchie Und Alltag (Remixed)
Fehlfarben - 33 Tage In Ketten
Fehlfarben - Glut Und Asche
Fehlfarben - Die Platte Des Himmlischen Friedens
Fehlfarben - Knietief im Dispo
Fehlfarben - Handbuch für die Welt
Fehlfarben - Glücksmaschinen
Fehlfarben - Xenophonie
Fehlfarben - Über... Menschen
Haydn - 107 Symphonies
Gregor Schwellenbach - Spielt 20 Jahre Kompakt

Another bright but very cold morning...

Soundtracked by the mighty Fehlfarben...





At lunchtime, along to Dalry for a look around and found these three at £1.49 each...

This is good, now that I like Bob Dylan...

At the time, in 1974, it was kind of OK, even though I didn't like Bob Dylan...


This was disappointing considering it was Art's first solo outing following the demise of his partnership with Mr Simon...


This, tracks that didn't even warrant release at the time they were recorded, was the best of the three...


In the evening, a walk to the football...





Here, Colin, who, other than me and Mick, is longest serving player of the 10 on duty this evening...


The first half was marred by Graeme not getting to the venue until the end of it...

The darks won the half 6-2.  I scored but it was disallowed re my foot being "ever so slightly" inside the box...

In addition, I gave a way a penalty for a deliberate handball around the halfway line...

On Graeme's arival, the scores were set to zero and we proceeded to lose the second half 5-3...

I had another goal chalked off due to another handball (which didn't result in a penalty though as one of the opposing team handled just before I did...

However, I did score one reasonably spectacular goal which counted...

Forwards scissor ksikv type thing with both feet of the ground...

Please with tht...

Can you tell?

Yes...

Also, post the game, I hit my all time low on the scales since my drive to betterness, which commenced at the end of last June...

Onwards and downwards (hopefully)...

Back home, ripping but not the new CDs - needed to get down to ripping the 35CD Haydn box before it goes back to the library on Saturday...

Highlight of the Day : Playing football...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Spinning away...

Playlist
Max Richter - Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works
Alban Gerhardt, Cecile Licad - Casals Encores
Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
Patto - Hold Your Fire
Mahler - Symphony No. 8
Various Artists - Perfect Blues
Beethoven - Beethoven: Fidelio
Haydn - "London" Symphonies
Paul McCartney - Freshen Up Tour 2018/19
Various Artists - The Brazilian Funk Experience
John Fogerty - 50 Year Trip Live At Red Rocks
Maya Koch / Julian Milford - Paris : The Spirit of Diaghilev, Cocteau & Stravinsky
Raphael Weinroth-Browne - Worlds Within
Squarepusher - Be Up A Hello
Various Artists - Supafunky II
Sheryl Crow - Threads
Annette Unger, Rieko Yoshizumi Aphroditische Tänze : Dresdner Moderne
Robert Fripp & The League of Gentlemen - The League Of Gentlemen
Daniel Cavanagh - Monochrome/Colour
Various - 7" Singles (see below)
Roy Wood - Singles 1968-1976
T Rex - 20th Century Superstar
Mott The Hoople - The Columbia Singles 1972-1974

Freezing cold and horrible this morning, which is not particularly reflected in these photos...



Listening was hitherto unlistened to tracks from acquisitions made thus far in February...

Home in the dark...



And, this evening, more singles given a spin, featuring the letters Q, R and S...


Quite possibly Queen’s best single, although “Killer Queen” and “Seven Seas of Rhye” run it close...

Complete with Mott the Hoople reference...


First of three Lou Reeds. Played both sides. Have them both on a bootleg of pre Velvets records. The Roughnecks...


Strange that I should have bought one of my all time fave singles and all time fave LPs (No Pussyfooting) on the same 1974 summer’s day in a wee shop in Berchtesgaden. This is a wonderful 7” edit. Such power. Full blast!!


The 4 minute edit of Lou’s “Street Hassle” featuring Bruce Springsteen...

Velvet’s “Waiting for the Man” on the flip side...

Springsteen was recording next door and apparently a fan of Lou. Was invited in. Uncredited, indeed, many thought it was Lou doing a piss take on Bruce, not realising it actually was Bruce...


1978 repress of the Residents’ take on the Stones from ‘76. Orangey vinyl...


And the the actual Stones. Very scratchy, very good...


Beautiful arrangement if the Presley classic, lead off track from Ronson’s solo debut. The B side was covered by the Human League...


Roxy Music would always put a non album track on the b side (and, in some cases, the a side). For example, "Virginia Plain" and "Pyjamarama" are absolute classics...

Often too, a non album A Side might be a special 7" edit e.g. "Hello Hooray", "Don't Fear the Reaper" "Also Sprach Zarathustra"...

And the 60's Stones had a lot Non-album A's...

Anyway, this was “Trash 2”...


Probably my favourite Motown single. Nice melancholy from Mr Ruffin. We never did find out but it probably wasn’t a good outcome...


Two singles, three records 5 songs 2 gatefold sleeves...

The first Rush LP I bought on release. I'd just started buying CDs - that was one of my first of the new shiny medium - I wanted to really appreciate the production. I did...






From the jukebox at the hotel in Konigssee where I stayed on a school trip in 1974 (see Berchtesgaden purchases). The guy came to change the records and I bought it from him...

Chum PEdantic Pedestrian commented "I once heard a bloke ask a wedding DJ if he had "Sambo's Party" by Sultana"...


Discovered Mathilde Santing in Amsterdam in '82 just as her debut 10” LP was released. This is one of her best songs, released a couple of years later...


The Sex Pistols from 1976. Changed things...

Still so Powerful all these years later...


The Shadows. My dad’s record “Geronimo”/“Shazam”. Before it was a music recognition app...


My favourite Sinatra. Probably due to The Tubes' 1977 cover on "Now"...


1st of 2 from Skids. Their pre Virgin debut, "Charles"...


Into the Valley. Exhilarating. Now the Walk On music for Dunfermline FC...  

White vinyl. Nice - but not for Raith Rovers fans apparently...


Played both sides of this 1974, pre-"Horses" disc from Patti Smith. Ahead of her time...


A Soft Cell rarity, recorded for the birthday of mag Flexipop and issued on flexi disc but this is a vinyl copy...

Artifact...


Just added to Capital Models’ set list - a classic Sparks 7” edit, with the full version on side two. Will always be the number one song in heaven...


Edinburgh punk legend, Larry Nicolaka The Square Peg. Features Big John and Gary from The Exploited, Larry’s son on spoken intro and yours truly on opening desolation and nuclear bomb....

Excellent rocker!



Last one and another from Annie Milannie’s collection, which I had too...

Based on “Spirit in the Sky” of course but a classic in its own right...


The night was brought to a close by another good episode of "Holby City"...

Oh Nicky what have you gotten yourself into...

Highlight of the Day : Playing some old records...