Thursday, April 02, 2020

Brought to you by the letters E and F...

Playlist
Earth - Living In The Gleam Of An Unsheathed Sword
Efterklang - Altid Sammen
Joe Elliott's Down 'n' Outz - My Re-Generation
Roger Eno/Plumbline - Transparencies
B Fleischmann - I'm Not Ready For the Grave Yet
Thomas Fehlmann - Good Fridge. Flowing: Ninezeronineight
Christopher Franke - Klemania
Matthew Friedberger - Winter Women / Holy Ghost Language School

Up reasonably early...


Today's views...

Front...


Back...


Teddy is yet to see any wee children out walking...





...and so, to protect himself from the sun, he went back to the shelf under the artworks...

Today's listening was brought to me by the letter E... 


...and the letter F...


An early coffee pre Anne emerging from the Land of Nod...


Later, post Anne emerging from the Land of Nod, breakfast today was Weetabix and banana and lashings of coffee...

Then WFH goddammit..

Lunch...


...with a "Goldbergs"...

...then WFH goddammit...

Just after 6, we went for a walk up on Crispycat Hill...

Freezing but lovely...
 






 


Then, home for tea - a very tasty veggie pasta from Anne - the broccoli was particularly good...


An evening spent both watching (or trying to watch) TV and tuning the Tivo box - four or five attempts to stop certain channels from freezing - eventually sorted...

"London Kills", "Brooklyn Nine Nine" both enjoyed along with new show, "Maxxx"...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : Out for a walk...

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Not going out, except for food...

Playlist
Morrissey - I Am Not a Dog on a Chain
Various Artists - The Art of Jazz : 1959 Jazz's Greatest Year
Return To Forever - Returns
Sparks - I'm Toast [Single]
Morrissey - California Son
Various Composers - Classic CD (1991)
Federico Albanese - The Blue Hour
Lambchop - OH (Ohio)
Various Artists - Right On! Vol 3
Esbjörn Svensson Trio - Leucocyte
Various Artists - Trojan Presents: Dub - 40 Deep and Heavy Hits 1973-1981
Christoph Merki - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
Various Composers - Music of the 20th Century : The United Selection
Rush - Vapor Trails Remixed
Nikolov-Ivanovic Undectet - Frame And Curiosity
Betts(JP) - Tunnel
matthew florianz - #01 - 27 March 2020 
The Weeknd - After Hours
Agnes Obel - Myopia
Jacaszek - Music For Film
Roger Eno & Brian Eno - Mixing Colours
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
Nils Frahm - Empty
Sparks - One for the Ages [Single]
The Killers - Caution [Single]
Carbon Based Lifeforms - Twentythree
!!! - Louden Up Now
Circlesquare - Songs About Dancing And Drugs
Cloudland Canyon - Lie In Light
Melanie De Biasio - No Deal
Doris - Did You Give The World Some Love Today, Baby?
The John Dummer Band - Blue
Félix Dyotte - Félix Dyotte
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Disquietmusik

Up late again...


The views from the office this morning...




Toast and marmalade for breakfast before setting off to work...


Soundtrack today was a revamped playlist for this week's podcast, including this week's new downloads...

Then, four albums filed under C...


Lunch looked good...


But, of course, I had to put it on toast...


..where it remained good but not quite so healthy...

In the afternoon and early evening, four albums beginning with D...


The Melanie De Biasio led me to download more of her stuff...

A further unheard as yet acquisition today was a new release of Miles Davis live in Copenhagen in 1969, recorded a couple of weeks after "Bitches Brew", which celebrates 50 years this year...

Looking forward to that...

Also a new 10 minute download form Japanese ambient chum Mr Betts entertained...

Meanwhile, Anne's latest painting is progressing...


We did not exit the house today, other than me driving down the road to pick this up...

Meticulous hand-washing and carton cleaning and further hand washing preceded the scoffing...

Anne had chicken bhuna...


Lamb Jahlfrezi for the big man...


Good and tasty - but not quite as good and tasty as Anne's recent curries - but it was a good change for Annie not to have to cook - although I have offered to do so - offers which have been met with a certain element of disdain...

Probably rightly so...

Oh well...

The view from the office this evening...


"Kate and Koji" was enjoyed...

A call to my mum - doing fine and dandy...

Late on, post more record listening, new to us detective show "London Kills" entertained before turning in...

Highlight of the Day : Seldom heard music...and curry...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Eggs, of the poached variety, can be a highlight in times such as these...

Playlist
The Weeknd - After Hours
Roger Eno & Brian Eno - Mixing Colours
Agnes Obel - Myopia
Jacaszek - Music For Film
Morrissey - I Am Not a Dog on a Chain
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
Nils Frahm - Empty
Steve Adey - The Tower Of Silence
Nels Andrews - Off Track Betting
Oren Ambarchi & Robin Fox - Connected
Ashra - Sunrain: The Virgin Years
Bad Lieutenant - Never Cry Another Tear
Blaer - Yellow
Robert Berry - The Dividing Line
Battles - Mirrored
Graham Bond - Solid Bond

Listening today, initially, seven new downloaded acquisitions...

Morrissey is particularly good...

The Eno is much better than the reviews...

In all, a good haul

And so, March gone...

Perhaps the strangest month most people on the planet have ever known...


Up early and to work...


The views this morning...



Teddy was at the window on the look out for children who were on the lookout for teddies at windows...


Poached eggs for breakfast...









Meanwhile...




A distinct lack of children it seemed...

A new "project" started...

Play four not that well known LPs for each letter of the alphabet...

A...


Lunch...



B...


Tea..

Oh. My. Lord...


But then, you can't beat Baked Beans I always say...

People on Whatsapp asking me to post a pic of what I was drinking...

Here you go...


A conversation on Twitter led to these pics...



An excellent collection...

"Holby City" was good...

As were "The Windsors"...

Is this really how we are to spend the end odf days?

It appears so...

Highlight of the Day : Poached eggs!