Saturday, February 17, 2018

It's good when the goosed thing is found to be not the important thing that might have been goosed...

Playlist
Various Artists - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2014 Vol 7
Various Artists - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2016 Vol 7
Good Tiger - We Will All Be Gone
Vangelis & Jon Anderson - Heaven and Hell (CD)
Family - It's Only A Movie
Sonny Rollins - The Definitive Sonny Rollins
CPE Bach - Chamber Music
Zimmermann - String Quartets 1-3
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons, L'Estro Armonico, Etc
Laura Pausini - Fantastico (Haz lo que eres) [Single]
Laura Pausini - Fantastico (Fai quello che sei) [Single]
Jordan Rudess And Steve Horelick - Intersonic
Tatanka - Baikal
Tigran Hamasyan - For Gyumri
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall
Rod Stewart - Atlantic Crossing
Eric Prydz - Pryda
Elliot Goldenthal - Heat
Lou Reed - NYC Man: The Ultimate Lou Reed Collection
Andrew Hill - Dance with Death
Various Artists - The Best of the Seventies
Brad Mehldau - Anything Goes
Laura Pausini - Escucha
Gentle Giant - The Power And The Glory
Paul McCartney - Ram
Prince Far I - Dubwise
T. Rex - 20th Century Superstar
King Crimson - The Elements Of King Crimson: 2015 Tour Box
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (Remaster)
Aretha Franklin - Downtown Funk
Ravel - Piano Music of Our Century
Wire - On Returning (1977-1979)
Einaudi - Einaudi: Waves The Piano Collection
Ascoltare - The Wire Tapper 12
Marillion - The Best Of Both Worlds
M - The Official Secrets Act
Schapira-Marinescu - Piano Portrait
Peter Hammill - Fool's Mate
GoGo Penguin - V 2.0
Otto A. Totland - The Lost
Johann Johannsson - The Mercy
Herbie Mann - Memphis Underground
Johnny Jewel - Digital Rain
Emma - Essere Qui
Microtrauma - Soñar

Up stupidly early but the unmentioned ongoing lurgi refused to allow further sleep...


And so, the podcast was uploaded - I was advised that it would be unavailable in the USA due to more than 4 tracks by the same artist (ambient Articology, by whom I was featuring six short pieces of ambient goodness)...

A further USA version was created and also uploaded...

Pictures of speakers were doing the rounds...

Here, my trusty Mission 761s...



At nine, drove with Anne over to Easter Rd for her dental appointment, during which I hung about like a shifty person, posted a present to new Grandnephew Wee Lackie and bought a new bag - this last act went unnoticed by the Exec Producer...

It is big enough to carry records...


It will most likely never be used to do so...

Breakfast at new to us Mo Beans...


...accompanied by cafe dog, Nuno...



The porridge was very tasty with its seeds and honey...


And the coffee was that, you know, "speciality" coffee with the slightly licoricey taste...


There were interesting views from the back window, including a white cat (unpictured) and a naked man at his window - as you do...


Home, and noting selfish parking...


Just after 12, over to Jane and Bobby's to watch Ross County and Hearts play out a dissatisfying 1-1 draw...

A tasty roll was provided - Olly watched with us - Kitty did not appear from her 14 year old girl's bedroom, where she was ensconced with her phone...

It occurs to me that, unlike the rest of her family, she has very little interest in sport - which may be part of the reason she spends much of her time in her 14 year old girl's bedroom, ensconced with her phone...

That plus she is a 14 year old girl in 2018...

Back home, Mia was being cute...



 ...and Queen of the South were drawing 1-1 with Morton - even Morton appeared to agree that Stephen Dobbie had scored a winner from his own half but no official was up with the play and so it was recorded as an excellent save - later in the day Queens seemed to concur the save rather than goal outcome...

Such is football...

It also seemed my oldest hard drive had finally given up the ghost - which prompted me to do some backing up of other files - a further large hard drive is required due to the amount of stuff I have...

However, later, I discovered it was the power lead that was goosed, not the hard drive...


Which was good...

Further space is still required though...

In the evening, took Anne to chum Michelle's, from where they were heading to Fife for a, by all accounts, very enjoyable evening of good food and retro sounds...

Your correspondent made his own tea, watched "Spy", listened to music and, generally mucked about doing nothing of import, before picking Anne back up from Michelle's around 12:30am...

Mia spent much of the evening snoozing in her donut...

Today's artwork, "Blue Saucer Red Cup Good Coffee"...


Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : Hard drive not goosed...

Friday, February 16, 2018

Sometimes just getting home is the best thing in a day...

Playlist
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (45th Anniversary Edition)
Iván Ferreiro - Val Miñor - Madrid: Historía y cronología del mundo
Bruno Mars - 24k Magic
The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
Tonight Alive - Underworld
Otto A. Totland - The Lost
Matt Emery - Empire
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
Glen Hansard - Between Two Shores
Gabriel Saloman - Movement Building vol.3
First Aid Kit - Ruins
Cortex - Avant-Garde Party Music
Bruno Pronsato - US Drag
Black Label Society - Grimmest Hits
Bird Traps - The Rainbow Body
Bipolar Explorer - Dream Together
Armand Amar - Retrospective
Arctic Monkeys - AM
Alfred Chiu - Secret Place (Piano Version)
Aidan Baker & Karen Willems - Nonland
Andrew Hill - Eternal Spirit
Gil Scott-Heron - Glory: The Gil Scott-Heron Collection
Lou Reed - Hudson River Wind Meditations
Gregory Isaacs - Absent
Various - The Story Of Blue Beat: The Birth Of Ska
Mariza - Fado Curvo
Roots Manuva - Bleeds (Deluxe Version)
Various - Adventures In And Beyond Dub
David Arnold - Shaken And Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project
Manu Chao - La Radiolina
Donna Summer - Endless Summer: Donna Summer's Greatest Hits
Thomas Stronen - Lucus
John Surman - Invisible Threads
The Chick Corea & Steve Gadd Band - Chinese Butterfly
Bobo Stenson Trio - Contra La Indecision
Martin Archer & Engine Room Favourites - Safety Signal From A Target Town
Django Django - Marble Skies
Johann Johannsson - The Mercy
Various - he Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-1968
Shatner's Bassoon - The Self Titled Album Shansa Barsnaan
France Jobin - Scènes
False Horizon - Transition
Hesam Rahmani - Sky Crying Blood
Carlos Cipa - Sculptures
Senses Fail - If There Is Light It Will Find You
Toto - Greatest Hits: 40 Trips Around The Sun
The Plot In You - Dispose
Keith Jarrett - The Köln Concert
Rod Stewart - Atlantic Crossing
Henry Mancini - The Best Of Henry Mancini
Wishbone Ash - Blowin' Free: An Introduction To Wishbone Ash
The Moody Blues - The Other Side Of Life
Laurie Anderson - It's Not the Bullet That Kills You, It's the Hole
Umphrey's McGee - 2018/02/03 Kalamazoo, MI
Umphrey's McGee - 2018/02/02 Kalamazoo, MI
Umphrey's McGee - it's not us
Tangled Thoughts of Leaving - Yield to Despair
Hammock - Repeat/Texture [EP]
Matthew Florianz - Onontgonnen
We Lost The Sea - Departure Songs
Lione-Conti - Lione-Conti
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Lay It On Down
Echotide - Into The Half Light
Jordan Rudess And Steve Horelick - Intersonic
Scientist v Prince Jammy - Big Showdown At King Tubby's
Sonny Rollins - The Definitive Sonny Rollins On Prestige, Riverside, And Contemporary
Twilight Fields - Our Time Is Now

A day of much music on the play of shuffle...

Good flowers by Anne in the dining room...


Home late after a good day with nothing much to report - metaphorical bacon was provided...

Accordingly some relaxing was done...

Today's artwork is, of course, simply, "Flowers"...


Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : Getting home...

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A question that probably does not need to be asked...

Playlist
Various - The Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-1968
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city (Deluxe)
Umphrey's McGee - 2018/02/02 Kalamazoo, MI
Manu Chao - La Radiolina
Mark Templeton - Gentle Heart
Donna Summer - Endless Summer: Donna Summer's Greatest Hits
Gregory Isaacs - Midnight Confidential
Starset - Vessels
Laura Pausin - Live Not Live
Various - The Story Of Blue Beat: The Birth Of Ska
Spiro - Kaleidophonica
Field - Piano Music, Vol. 1
Tom Paxton - Outward Bound
Jameson Nathan Jones - What Dreams May Come
The Corrs - Jupiter Calling
Simple Minds - Walk Between Worlds
Various - Vocal Trance 2018
Terrence Dixon - 12,000 Miles of Twilight LP
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee
The Script - Freedom Child
Sterling Grove, - Parallel Lines
Herbie Hancock - Future 2 Future
Henry Mancini - The Best Of Henry Mancini
Rhye - Blood
First Aid Kit - Ruins
Matthew Florianz - Onontgonnen
Gregory Isaacs - Yesterday
The Pink Fairies - What a Bunch of Sweeties
Rayden - Estaba Escrito
Max Richter - Hostiles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Alfred Chiu - Secret Place (Piano Version)
Eric Prydz - Pryda
Thomas Stronen - Lucus
Bartók - Concerto For Orchestra, Music For Strings, Percussion & Celeste
Andrew Hill - Eternal Spirit
Tom Paxton - The Things I Notice Now
Various - Trojan Dub Box Set
Various - Tojan Dub Box Set Volume 2
Various - The Best Of Bond... James Bond
T. Rex - 20th Century Superstar
Sonny Rollins - The Definitive Sonny Rollins On Prestige, Riverside, And Contemporary
Carlton Melton - Mind Minerals
Rod Stewart - Atlantic Crossing
Mykja - North Paths
The Plot In You - Dispose
Clann - Seelie
Armand Amar - Retrospective
Geminiani - Geminiani: Concerti Grossi, Vol. 1

A cold day but not windy and not rainy, so that was good...


A walk to Fopp at lunchtime and two good acquisitions for just £3 a pop...



 Back home, Mia appeared to be saying "Who? Me?"...


Gin was enjoyed to celebrate a celebratable scenario - Anne's new gin glasses, previously tested by her and Lynn, were tested once again...


"Death in Paradise" was, of course, enjoyed, while Mia did something she liked...


...which was relaxing in various spots...


...sometimes in an unconventional pose...


And so, today's artwork is "Who? Me?"...


Highlight of the Day : New finds...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Is there a measurement of cuteness...

Playlist
Matthew Florianz - Onontgonnen
Umphrey's McGee - 2018/02/02 Kalamazoo, MI
Umphrey's McGee - 2018/02/03 Kalamazoo, MI
Rayden - Estaba Escrito
The Pines - Above the Prairie
IAMX - Alive In New Light
Roots Manuva - Bleeds (Deluxe Version)
Alejandro de Pinedo - Bailando con la Luna
Robert Ellis & Courtney Hartman - Dear John
Nadine - oh my
Johann Johannsson - The Mercy
Otto A. Totland - The Lost
Najwa - Donde Rugen Los Volcanes
Armand Amar - Retrospective
Senses Fail - If There Is Light It Will Find You
Carlton Melton - Mind Minerals
Bird Traps - The Rainbow Body
Manu Chao - La Radiolina
France Jobin - Scènes
Space Native - Distant Future
We Lost The Sea - Departure Songs
Tangles Thoughts of Leaving - Yield to Despair

More new music entered the collection today via the ether...

Further future podcasts were already compiled...

It was Valentine's Day - which was not mentioned..

Anne is, however, my Valentine...

Mia was up on the banister, looking cute as cute can be, in front of some Dutch Cats from the early 1990s...


And so today's artwork is "At the Top of the Hallway"...


More telly was watched and some particularly tasty chicken cutlets, home coated and cooked by Annie, with healthy vegetables, were enjoyed...

I really need to get back to writing these entries closer to the time they describe...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : Mia being cute...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Memory is sometimes not what it was...

Playlist
Long Distance Calling - Boundless
Son Lux - Brighter Wounds
Arcticology - Music for Daydreamers
Arriaga - Sinfonía En Re Mayor; Obertura Los Esclavos Felices; Cuarteto De Cuerda #2 En La Mayor
Knekklectric - For Mange Melodia
The Wood Brothers - One Drop of Truth
Simple Minds - Walk Between Worlds
Arcticology - Haven
Joachim Kühn, Eric Schaefer, Chris Jennings - Love & Peace
Nils Frahm - All Melody
Carlton Melton - Mind Minerals
IAMX - Alive In New Light
Arcticology - Athena
Sophie Alour - Time For Love
Johnny Jewel - Digital Rain
Bliss - They Made History
Nyman - Prospero's Books
Nadine - oh my
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall
Neu! - Neu! 75
New Order - Movement

Mia is now fine with us and we are enjoying having a wee cat around again...


However, this evening, on my way down the hill...






...this idiot and their driving on a quiet road with a 20MPH speed limit is precisely the reason our wee friend Tiger lost his life three short weeks ago...


And so, today's artwork is "Speeding Car"...


Of course some TV was watched and some lovely food eaten, however, my memory is such that, just three days later, I cannot recall what - I know that, this week, Anne made a quite excellent chilli - it may well have been tonight, because, last night's delight was, I seem to recall, delicious home made soup...

Or was that tonight and the chilli was last night...

"Shetland" has returned, that may have been tonight...

"Holby" was definitely tonight...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : Anne's chilli, probably...

Monday, February 12, 2018

One man's meat pt 342...

Playlist
Django Django - Marble Skies
Mark Templeton - Gentle Heart
Manu Chao - La Radiolina
Armand Amar - Retrospective
Johnny Jewel - Digital Rain
Emma - Essere Qui
Alejandro de Pinedo - Bailando con la Luna
Son Lux - Brighter Wounds
Iván Ferreiro - Val Miñor - Madrid: Historía y cronología del mundo
Margo Rey - The Roots of Rey | Despacito Margo
The Wood Brothers - One Drop of Truth
Shatner's Bassoon - The Self Titled Album Shansa Barsnaan
Hesam Rahmani - Sky Crying Blood
Nadine - oh my
Microtrauma - Soñar
Bipolar Explorer - Sometimes in Dreams
Juliette Armanet - Petite Amie (Deluxe)
Mariza - Fado Curvo
Kyle Eastwood - Candid Kyle
Efrim Manuel Menuck - Pissing Stars
Bipolar Explorer - Dream Together
Najwa - Donde Rugen Los Volcanes
Rhye - Blood
Sophie Alour - Time For Love
Knekklectric - For Mange Melodia
Good Tiger - We Will All Be Gone
The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
Tonight Alive - Underworld
Otto A. Totland - The Lost
Matt Emery - Empire
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
Glen Hansard - Between Two Shores
Gabriel Saloman - Movement Building vol.3
First Aid Kit - Ruins
Cortex - Avant-Garde Party Music
Bruno Pronsato - US Drag
Black Label Society - Grimmest Hits
Bird Traps - The Rainbow Body
Arctic Monkeys - AM
Alfred Chiu - Secret Place (Piano Version)
Aidan Baker & Karen Willems - Nonland
Bach - Orchestral Suites & Concertos (Menuhin)
Arcticology - Deep Spring
David Murray - Blues for Memo
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee
Cucina Povera - Hilja
Arcticology - Eternal Now
Till Broenner & Dieter Ilg - Nightfall
Johann Johannsson - The Mercy
Rod Stewart - The Best Of Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart - Atlantic Crossing
Keith Jarrett - Koln Concert
Vangelis - Heaven and Hell
Moody Blues - The Other Side of Life
Henry Mancini - The Best Of Henry Mancini
Wishbone Ash - Blowin' Free: An Introduction To Wishbone Ash
Laurie Anderson - It's Not the Bullet That Kills You, It's the Hole
Arcticology - Looking for Satellites
Knekklectric - Ingenting å melde
Bryars - Jesus' Blood has Never Failed Me Yet

Recent acquisitions soundtracked today as I ventured out into the snow...






At lunchtime, a trip down to Stockbridge and someone with taste who is abandoning CDs had clearly been to the Cancer Hospice shop, which, very kindly, allows idiots like me to buy said items for a quid each...







Ahem, ok, "taste" is extremely subjective...

Started the podcast put together for Saturday and watched some TV, post driving out to my mum's for a swift visit re some financials...

Today's artwork is, of course, "Gate in Snow"...


Highlight of the Day : New CDs...

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Becoming more comfortable is a good thing for a visiting cat...

Playlist
Phil Tomsett - Taken Apart
The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
Tonight Alive - Underworld
Otto A. Totland - The Lost
Matt Emery - Empire
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
Glen Hansard - Between Two Shores
Cortex - Avant-Garde Party Music
Gabriel Saloman - Movement Building vol.3
First Aid Kit - Ruins
Kit Downes - Obsidian
Bruno Pronsato - US Drag
Black Label Society - Grimmest Hits
Bird Traps - The Rainbow Body
John Surman - Invisible Threads
Bipolar Explorer - Dream Together
Armand Amar - Retrospective
Arctic Monkeys - AM
Alfred Chiu - Secret Place (Piano Version)
Aidan Baker & Karen Willems - Nonland
Andrew Hill - Eternal Spirit
Gil Scott-Heron - Glory: The Gil Scott-Heron Collection
Lou Reed - Hudson River Wind Meditations
Gregory Isaacs - Absent
Various - The Story Of Blue Beat: The Birth Of Ska
Mariza - Fado Curvo
Roots Manuva - Bleeds (Deluxe Version)
Various - Adventures In And Beyond Dub
David Arnold - Shaken And Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project
Manu Chao - La Radiolina
Donna Summer - Endless Summer: Donna Summer's Greatest Hits
Thomas Stronen - Lucus
Shatner's Bassoon - The Self Titled Album Shansa Barsnaan
Various - The Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-1968
Capital Models - 2018-02-04
Händel - Organ Concertos, Op 7
Ryan Adams - 1989
Shatner's Bassoon - The Crowd Grows Mild
False Horizon - Transition
Bliss - They Made History
Hesam Rahmani - Sky Crying Blood
Juliette Armanet - Petite Amie (Deluxe)
Django Django - Marble Skies
Efrim Manuel Menuck - Pissing Stars
Carlton Melton - Mind Minerals

Our visitor is not quite settling in yet...


...or is she...





Yes, I think she is...



In other news, Kitty's birthday tea at Mary's involved steak pie and chocolate cake - not simultaneously though...









Bloomin' heck, 14 already...


Back home, Mia was very much at ease...


...which is good...


Some, by now forgotten, telly was watched and next week's podcast links were recorded...

So much new music that future 'casts are already filling up...

Meanwhile, "Cat With Guitar" is today's artwork...


Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : Cat in the house and niece's birthday...