Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Rush, push, dash...

Playlist
Xoel Lopez - Atlantico
Félix Dyotte - Félix Dyotte
Dÿse - Das Nation
Laura Pausini - Fatti sentire
Earth - Living In The Gleam Of An Unsheathed Sword
John Lennon - Walls And Bridges
Paul McCartney & Wings - Wings At The Speed Of Sound
The Jam - Snap!
Breathless - Green To Blue
Rush - A Farewell To Kings
Rush - Permanent Waves
Selina Martin - Disaster Fantasies
Rush - Working Men
Various Artists - A History of the Single - The 1980s
Cornelia Jakobs - Hold Me Closer
Amanda Tenfjord - Die Together
FES - With Regards From Home
Various - Eurovision 2022
Tommaso Moretti - Inside Out
Garde Dog - Garde Dog
Various - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2022 Vol 12
Klaus Schulze - Cyborg

An early rise as always...


..and getting this up to date, while listening to the third of yesterday's CD choices...


...under good skies...

Front...


Back...


Then, the random number generator chose this section...


...a box from Dylan to The Editors...


...from which..


I chose these three - the debut solo album from Quebec singer/songwriter Félix Dyotte; a record by German noise rock duo Dÿse, co-incidentally playing Kassel tonight (we will visit in July); and a two track guitar & drums live drone album by Washington State's Earth...


...which soundtracked WFH...

"Rita" at lunchtime and we finished off series 2...

Some possible new additions to Capital Models' covers repertoire have been suggested by Paul...

Unlike my plethora of Velvets, Bowie, Roxy and T Rex, he has gone for Pink Floyd and Rush...


Here, "The Spirit of Radio" with an easier to follow song sheet...


We'll see...

Luna continued to entertain a every opportunity...


Plaice and salad for tea before I drove over to Eskbank to visit my mum...



...who, eventually, managed a smile for the camera...


Good chat with "Diane", one of the assessors, as regards what's happening and hopes for mum to get back home - they need to treat her as if she is in her house and observe everything she needs in addition to what she would have at home - the hope being that those additional needs will reduce as she regains her limited mobility and gets back to what is, for her, "normal"...

A protracted drive home, thanks to various road works, took over 40 minutes - I arrived just in time for "Brooklyn Nine Nine"...

We "watched" on the internet as The Rangers went ahead in Seville in the Europa League final.  Eintracht Frankfurt equalised just 12 minutes later. The stalemate ended in penalties with just one being missed...

Frankfurt are the champions...

Some late on listening, including a podcast from 8 weeks ago - much of the music forgotten since then, and off to bed around midnight with Klaus Schulze (not literally)...

Bought this 2CD reissue at the High Voltage festival in London back in 2010 I think (might have been the 2011 edition)...


...and here's the original Sci-fi cover...


Lights out...

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Music without dance can be not quite as good...

Playlist
Capital Models - 2022-05-14 Live in Roslin
Beethoven - Variations & Bagatelles
Boughton - Symphony #3; Oboe Concerto #1
Prins Thomas - Ambitions
Johann Johansson - Orphee
Various Artists - Eurovision 2022
Spark — Jenkins - Sparking Jenks (Single)
Coco Em - Kilumi
Sister Ray - Communion
Subwolfer - Give That Wolf a Banana (Single)

Up early and choosing a box...


But, it turned out to be section 432 of 432, i.e. the final quarter of "The Shelf", i.e. the last 25 titles acquired...


...which took me back 7 weeks to 21 March...


I chose Pletnev’s 2CD set of Beethoven Variations & Bagatelles, Spanish singer songwriter Xoel Lopez (w/Mellotron!) & 20th Century classical compositions by Rutland Boughton...


Out early for breakfast with the Exec Producer at "The Village"...


Then, into town for a day of not working from home but still working...


At the lunchless lunchtime, a walk along...


...to Fopp...


...where this brace (description suggested by Twitterchum, Andy Long after someone else had opined that this does not constitute a "pile") was secured for just 10 of your United Kingdom pounds...


Tasty...

Also today, Capital Models have been invited to play Roslin's Village Fete on 10 September - we are the Roslin house band...

A swift set of "crowd pleasers" was compiled but, of course may change ("Daydream Believer" and "Caroline" have already been dropped via complaints from Johnny and Paul - oh well - while Paul has suggested two Rush songs...which are very unlikely to be crowdpleasers but could be added to the overall repertoire)...


Of course the date is Anne's mum Mary's 90th birthday and there is very likely to be a family "do" that day...

Accordingly, I have said I can only play from 3:30 pm onwards - which would give time to enjoy a lunch and get out to Roslin, or come back from Roslin in time for an evening thing...

We'll see...

Luna was her usual self this evening...


Lovely chicken pasta from the EP with the masterstroke that is mascarpone...


A couple of episodes of "Rita" plus the penultimate "Derry Girls" and the last of "Hullraisers"...

Plus listening to the new things... 



...alongside recent downloads, which include 16 songs from Eurovision...

This, Norway, ought to have won...


...even though it's nowhere near as good without the dance routine - in which case, I'm thinking perhaps Sweden was the best...

Not that it matters...

Off to bed with Johann in the cans...


Highlight of the Day : Another gig in the pipeline...

Monday, May 16, 2022

Out and about and catching up...

Playlist
Various Composers - Musik In Deutschland 1950-2000: Musik Für Film Und Fernsehen 1950-2000
Various Composers - Music of the 20th Century: Avant Garde
Ethel Cain - Preacher's Daughter
Various Composers - Music of the 20th Century: The United Selection
Cage - Complete Piano Music
Various Composers - Collection CIC 2014
Schlammpeitziger - Collected Simplesongs of my Temporary Past
Danny Saul - Kinison Godthwaite
Various - Vintage Grooves: Funk Vol 1

Another week begins...


And, first off, another section of the CD collection chosen at random...


Section 296, various composer classical collections, M-N...


 I chose "Musik in Deutschland 1950-2000", a disc of pieces for film & TV; a 4CD set of 20th Century works by 9 composers; and a single disc, again of 20th Century compositions, featuring 17 composers...


Here are the track lists for anyone interested…




This morning, out and about...




Working, but not from home...

Consequently, strangely, although I had the opportunity, little music listened to...

And, inevitably, home late...

Spotted on the way down the hill from the terminus...



...and in the garden...


...and waiting on us (I arrived back at 7pm, just as Anne was arriving home from her Pilates)...



Tasty baked potatoes for tea...


...and a couple of episodes of "Rita" and "The Goldbergs" entertained...

And catching up with the recent discs selected but which landed on the waiting list...

Luna always lies on Anne, never on me...


Oh well...

Off to bed with some funk tonight...


Highlight of the Day : Out and about...