Sunday, October 06, 2019

Everything off to Deutschland...

Playlist
Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Twentynineteen
The Steve Howe Trio - New Frontier
Roll The Dice w/Pär Grindvik - Buried
Roll The Dice w/Glasser - Elevate
Roll The Dice w/Sophia Loizou - Head Drop
Roll The Dice w/Alessandro Cortini - Hydra
Roll The Dice w/Goran Kajfes - Sketches Of Pain
Roll The Dice - Roll the Dice
Porter Ricks - Porter Ricks
Roll The Dice - Born to Ruin
Robert Fripp & Andy Summers - Bewitched
Marino Formenti - Nothing is Real
Porter Ricks - Angilla Electrica
S.P.Y. - Dubplate Style
S.P.Y. - Radio 1 Essential Mix January 2015
Tangerine Dream - In Search of Hades

Up late...


Listening back to yesterday's work..

Organising loads of recent downloads into the iTunes and onto the various players...

And, finished off the sending of all my music 1977-1988 to Germany for next years's proposed box set...

In the afternoon, to my mum's...

Her feet are not as big as they look - its the perspective...


Good to see she's fully recovered from the recent infection...

We quizzed her on various things to keep her on her toes...


Loanhead Room View... 


Then, to Anne's mum's...

Roseburn Room View...


A birthday tea tonight, with both Jane and Maureen enjoying celebrations on 10/10...







Meanwhile, Kitty certainly enjoyed some mozzarella balls...


...and we both agreed, neither of us had really recognised each other at the bus stop earlier in the week - without first taking a really good look...

Oh how we laughed...

Back home, listening back again to yesterday's work and then some new music via Creeker Craig, Drum'n'Bass maestro S.P.Y...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day :  New music, family visits...

Saturday, October 05, 2019

A day at the screen, shortening...

Playlist
Various - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2019
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Live Set 2019
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Twentynineteen

A day spent almost entirely at the computer...


Firstly, with tasty coffee, recording and uploading today's podcast...


...while tweeting pictures of records...


Then, I have been invited to play at Club Nitty Gritty as Cloudland Blue Quartet on 26 October (you may recall I played there at a Neil Young tribute night back in June, or you may not, but I did, I assure you)...

Anyway, after discussions with the EP, I decided to play this solo and indeed to feature all new songs...

Which was the reason for the day spent looking at stuff like this...


It's a 40 minute set but the new LP is currently a CD stuffing 80 minutes...

So, what was I doing?

I was firstly going back to all the mixes done so far and judiciously editing each track into a new, shorter, formation...

Then I recorded new vocals for each of the twelve songs and produced a new mix for each of the twelve...

And lo, by the end of the day after, all told, around 15 hours' work, it was good...

Other than music work, I enjoyed some tasty but healthy Indian food with Anne and enjoyed monitoring Queen of the South's 1-0 away win at Partick Thistle, on the Twitter...

Anne was surprisingly upbeat re her live viewing at Tynecastle of Hearts going down by a similar score to Kilmarnock...

It seems it is, indeed, only a game...

Highlight of the Day : Musicking...

Friday, October 04, 2019

Variety is, as they say, the very spice of life...

Playlist
MacMillan - Triduum, Part I: The World's Ransoming, Triduum, Part II: Cello Concerto
Weyse - Sovedrikken
Carlos Perón - 11 Deadly Sins : Music for Fetish and Erotic Sessions
Deadmau5 - For Lack Of A Better Name
Various Composers - Pachelbel: Canon ... and other Baroque favourites
Brahms - Piano Works
Chicago - Greatest Hits Live
Wagner - Der Fliegende Holländer
Julie London - At Home....
Various Artists - Generación Fnac - Volumen 2
Julie London - Around Midnight
Haydn - Piano Trios Complete
Various Composers - The Classic Experience
Lou Reed - Transformer (RM)
Lou Reed - Sally Can't Dance (RM)
Various Artists - The Man Who Fell To Earth
Lou Reed - Coney Island Baby (RM)
Chicago - Chicago II - Live On Soundstage
David Briggs - Vierne: Symphony #3; Widor: Symphony #5
Laura Pausini - Hazte sentir más
Coheed And Cambria - The Unheavenly Creatures
Haydn - Armida
Lou Reed - Berlin (RM)
Bach, J S - Orchestral Suites & Concertos (Menuhin)
Various Artists - Blaxploitation : The Payback : Volume Three
Various Artists - 100 Hits: Boogie Nights
Various Artists - The 60s U.S. Playlist
The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze: The Best Of The Isley Brothers
Beethoven - Complete String Quintets
Various Composers - The Score
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Twentynineteen
Eels - Daisies Of The Galaxy
The Clash - Sandinista!
Bryan Adams - 18 'Til I Die
Fehlfarben - 26½
Vangelis - Albedo 0.39
The Blue Nile - High
Various Artists - A History of the Single - The 1960s
Various Artists - A History of the Single - The 1970s
Various Artists - A History of the Single - The 1980s
Various Artists - A History of the Single - The 1990s
Keith Emerson - Keith Emerson Band Featuring Marc Bonilla
Rush - Roll The Bones
Various Artists - We Got The Funk
The Ventures - Walk Don't Run
Roll The Dice - In Dust
Edward Spark - Poppy
Paolo Conte - The Best Of
Dusty Springfield - The Look of Love
Wire - Pink Flag
Herman Van Veen - Herman Van Veen I
Herman van Veen - Liederbuch

Up late...


Beethoven on the bus...


Party night...


...soundtracked initially by my "A History of the Single" compilation re October hits - and, then, by Luna's mum Gillian's DJ choices...

Diet Coke and Diet Irn Bru for your correspondent - 100 days without alcohol...

Penne Arrabiata nourished...


Of course, everyone else was not on Diet Soft Drinks...


It seems I made a judicious choice to leave when I did - judging by the pics Whatsapp'd to me later...

Back home, the podcast was compiled and the links recorded ready for putting together tomorrow...

Then to Fife to pick up the EP who had been out bowling with chums...

I got rather lost and did a wee tour of the ancient kingdom before eventually finding Anne and bringing her home...

A good day...

Highlight of the Day : An enjoyable night of some variety...

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Aiming to be topper notcher...

Playlist
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Twentynineteen
Various Artists - The 60s U.S. Playlist
Brand X - Product
Trettioariga Kriget - Krigssang
Alice Cooper - Lace And Whiskey
Be Bop Deluxe - Drastic Plastic
Neil Young - Decade
Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare
Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
Simon & Garfunkel - Greatest Hits
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Pilot - Second Flight
Pete Sinfield - Still
Eagles - Eagles
Isaac Hayes - Black Moses
Eagles - Desperado
Dave Edmunds - Subtle As A Flying Mallet
Gentle Giant - Giant For A Day (Remaster)
Carole King - Tapestry
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Twentynineteen
Various Artists - And The World's All Yours - An Essential Selection Of World Music
Beethoven - Complete String Quintets
The Velvet Underground - Boston Tea Party, March 13, 1969

Good views this morning...



Post me, soundtracked by 1960's US hits and then random music from the 1970's - always good...

At lunchtime, this for just 50 of your so-called new pence - a double CD set of tasty wonder...


...while, back home, this had arrived unexpectedly and indeed enjoyably early...


A quick listen before heading out into the night to see how top notch I am...


I am top notch but am aiming to be topper notcher...

A couple of tests are coming up in that regard...

Highlight of the Day ; Beethoven and "world" music...

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

New music, new song...

Playlist
Barclay James Harvest - Gone To Earth
Van Der Graaf Generator - Godbluff
Vanhal - Six Quartette Concertante
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Twentynineteen
Mozart - Surrealistic Classics of Mozart
Various Composers - The Score
Mozart - Symphonies 38-41
Carly Simon - No Secrets
Various Artists - The 60s U.S. Playlist
Various Artists - 100 Hits: Boogie Nights

Uninteresting skies this morning so here are subjectively better views...



At lunchtime a free big coffee, thanks to my phone contract...


I always feel guilty when ordering but, to be fair, my phone company is paying for the coffee...

Then, along to Dalry and some nice finds...


In the Cats Protection shop, these compilations - sadly, replete with very sticky price tags...





...and this, not very good "modern" versions of Mozart, disc - all for a fiver...


Next door in the BHF shop, these classical discs...





...for a further £6.50...

A good, yet most likely in the big scheme of things, stupid haul...

Back home for some very tasty chili indeed...

And sending all my albums from 1982 over to Germany..

Then, giving feedback on a minute or so long track that Creeker Craig had created for his daughter's dance show...

It was good...

And, of course, I ended up stealing it and turning into a new CBQ track which, before the night was out, was up on the Twitter for limited stream/download...


Track 12 on the new LP perhaps...

Finished the day with three episodes because it was so good of new to us legal comedy "Defending the Guilty" - top notch...

The mock up of the new LP soundtracked my drift into dreamland...

Highlight of the day : Big bargains and a new song...

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Enjoyable listening and a bit of uh oh....

Playlist
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Twentynineteen
Various Artists - Krach & Getoese - Der Hamburger Musikerpreis 2009-2013
Brian Eno - Music For Films 2
Udo Lindenberg - Bunte Republik Deutschland
Mathilde Santing - Mathilde Santing
Laurie Anderson - United States Live
Alice Cooper - Da Da
Fehlfarben - 33 Tage in Ketten
David Sylvian - Alchemy - An Index Of Possibilities
Falco - Wiener Blut
Yes - Yesshows
Brian Eno & Harold Budd - The Plateaux Of Mirror
Jerry Burns - Jerry Burns
Joy Division - The Best Of Joy Division
The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze: The Best Of The Isley Brothers
Carly Simon - No Secrets
Paolo Conte - The Best Of

Encouraged by Creeker Craig, listening again to the mock up of the new LP after being away from it for a while...

Enjoying it..

reason for doing so was a remix with new treated vocal track on "Can I Speak to one of You" plus Edward Spark 's first finalised mix of the last of my "new" songs, "Fly Across the World"...

Enjoyable...

Meanwhile, cloudy skies again...



At lunchtime, a trip up to Tollcross and, uh oh...


Italian crooner...


Glasgow songstress...


Early seventies classic...


Doom-mongers' best of, including 2nd disc of Peel Sessions...


2 CD set of funkiness...


Outlay, £6.50...

Better skies this evening...



...accompanied  by ripping listening, tasty pasta, "The Capture" with a penultimate episode denouement - and, closing the day, "Holby City" with the final demise of Evan, thank heavens...

Also, the sending of music to Germany recommenced and got me to the end of 1981...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : The Capture...