Monday, September 18, 2017

Ooh, a bit tart...

Playlist
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Rubinmusik 1977-2017

Much of the day spent listening to and mucking about with/tweaking the proposed content of the above collection, which is due onto Bandcamp by end September...


Other than that, "Big Bang Theory" rerun, "Coronation St", "University Challenge" (for the first time in the current series we did not beat the defeated team), "Upstart Crow" and "W1A" all entertained...

Sustenance provided by a very tasty chilli from the EP along with home made apple tart, courtesy of home grown apples from chum Debbie...

Late on, an appearance by Sparks lured us in to watching "Newsnight"...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : Tasty chilli 'n' apple tart...

Sunday, September 17, 2017

I'll never finish that...finished...

Playlist
Haydn - Complete String Quartets
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Rubinmusik 1977-2017
Alice Cooper - Paranormal

Started the day with a long lie till 9am, followed by some Haydn...


The garden is looking good...


Working on "Rubinmiusik 1977-2017", expanding the track choices and ensuring WAV files are available for further editing/tweaking...

To my mum's around 3:30 and out for a drive, soundtracked by Alice Cooper's latest, which mum enjoyed...


We had a wee treat at Luca's in Musselburgh...


My ice cream is very, very close to the camera...

And Anne had something she likes...


Yum!


Then, a drive further down the coast, to Gullane...

We ventured into a part none of us had ever seen before...


...and to the "Bents"...



Beautiful views...


...also enjoyed by a recently turned 87 lady...


...who cannot walk that well...


Maybe next time, we''ll make it to one of the benches...

We'll see...

Home for some baked potato and "Fake or Fortune" and the vagaries of the art world...

A blurry Fang visited...


Later, with Anne enjoying "Victoria", I tried to roll back my iTunes as the latest version is, for want of a better term, absolute pish...

In the process, I was very close indeed to losing four years' work re my collection...

I was resigned to starting again when I stumbled across a solution and, other than the work this morning on some CBQ MP3s, the day was saved...

After a couple of hours trying to sort the computer, more "Rubinmusik" related work before hitting the sack...

Highlight of the Day : A drive down the coast...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Not exactly looking after babies...

Playlist
Various - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2017 Vol 37
Bentzon - Symphony No 8
Jeroen Van Veen - Minimal Piano Collection Vols X-XX

Up early and uploading the podcast and getting this up to date...


A visit from blurry Tiger...


Some tidying...





In the afternoon, to Jane and Bob's to watch over Kitty while her parents enjoyed a day at the races and Olly was out playing hockey...

Homework was most likely not that much enjoyed by our favourite niece...


Meanwhile, Rafa was very well behaved...


Just after five, to school to pick Olly up...



Kitty would not let me park in an unauthorised zone...


As ever with teenage boys...


...Olly had had, it turned out, no idea of the kick off or final whistle times re his match...


As a consequence, we witnessed almost all of the second half...


...before picking up Olly and chum Murray and taking the latter home...


A tasty Indian takeaway ordered, collected and enjoyed and then, some card playing...


The kids were out to get me...


Olly ruled at Hunt the Lady while Anne was too strong for them at Switch...


Jane and Bob arrived home around nine, a little bit down re cash but up on having had a good time...

Home for some more "Holby" catch up...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : Babysitting...

Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2017 Vol 37


A show of two parts - the first chosen by random generator, the second new items which have come into the collection over the last seven days. Eclectic as ever, I hope...

Featured recordings:-



The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
The Zombies - The Singles As & Bs
Gimu - Sequence
Suzanne Vega - Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles
Soft Machine - Softs
Motörhead - Aces Up My Sleeve - The Collection
Haydn - Doric String Quartet - Wigmore Hall Live
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Rubinmusik 1977-2017
The Pineapple Thief - Where We Stood
Blind Ego - Liquid
Sparks - Hippopotamus
Weeknd - Starboy
Adams - Maximum Minimalists
Christina Pluhar: L'Arpeggiata - Mediterraneo
Merula - Via Crucis
Threshold - Legends Of The Shires
For All We Know - Take Me Home

Friday, September 15, 2017

Comparing with the past and finding the present to be better can be a good thing...

Playlist
Various - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2017 Vol 37
Various - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2016 Vol 37

Another happy day...


...on which little of note happened...

Always good to listen back to this week a year ago to remind myself of what I was listening to then and to note that I am better at podcast chatting now than I was then...

Other than that, some telly - with further catch up on "Holby", a good "Mock the Week" and an absolutely howlingly bad comedy from Rob Beckett...

To bed, knackered...

Highlight of the Day : The weather?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Cake and chips do go, kind of...

Playlist
Various Composers - Maximum Minimalists
Christina Pluhar: L'Arpeggiata - Mediterraneo
Christina Pluhar: L'Arpeggiata - Via Crucis
Various - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2017 Vol 37

Another funeral today - this time, Bob's Granny - A good innings though at 101...

Accordingly, to Mortonhall for 1:30...



She hailed from Orkney...


...from where several relatives made the trip...

Post service get together at the Murrayfield Hotel...


...where Bob tried to get all the relations together for a picture...













Meanwhile, Olly demonstrated his eclectic taste in post funeral food...

Chips, tomato sauce and, erm, cake...


...while Kitty expressed a liking for macaroni pies...


What a lovely pair of kids they are...






Kitty particularly likes her mobile phone cover...


Olly's phone is in goosed mode following the rainy walk at Wanlockhead at the weekend...


Home and Anne was off out again tonight, this time a meet for tea with Lynn...

I took the opportunity to record this week's podcast...

But remained on hand for late on taxi duty...

Highlight of the Day : Olly and Kitty...