Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Slow and painful...

Playlist
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Mike Oldfield - Hergest Ridge
Mike Oldfield - The Songs Of Distant Earth
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Satie
Paul McCartney & Wings - Venus And Mars
Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare
Chris Squire - Fish Out Of Water
Queen - A Night At The Opera
Roy Harper - HQ
Kraftwerk - Autobahn
Neil Young - Tonight's the Night
Camel - The Snow Goose
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti - Deluxe CD Edition
Black Sabbath - Sabotage
Uriah Heep - Return To Fantasy
Cloudland Blue Quartet - 2020
Vangelis & Jon Anderson - Heaven And Hell (CD)
Gary Glitter - Greatest Hits
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Timeless Flight
Jethro Tull - M.U. - The Best Of Jethro Tull
Be Bop Deluxe - Sunburst Finish
10cc - How Dare You?
Lou Reed - Coney Island Baby (RM)
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - The Penthouse Tapes
Caravan - Blind Dog At St.Dunstans
The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys 20 Golden Greats
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - The Roaring Silence
Queen - A Day At The Races
David Essex - Out On The Street
David Bowie - The Complete Singles Collection 1964-2017
David Bowie - Changesonebowie
Hawkwind - Roadhawks
The Beatles - Rock'n'Roll Music
Camel - Moonmadness [Bonus Tracks]
Barry White - Let The Music Play
Alice Cooper - Alice Cooper Goes To Hell
Joni Mitchell - Hejira
Slade - Nobody's Fools
801 - 801 Live
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside

This is how I was feeling this morning and indeed throughout the day, due to the mysterious sore neck situation...


I'd been awake since around two and got up just after five...


Views...



Nice flowers from the EP...


Today's classical piece, Schubert's final symphony...


..while the random record was Kate Bush - which I enjoyed more than I thought I would...





Breakfast - the last of the tasty Lidl toast...


Anne's painting continued...


WFH of course...

Also, some work with Edward Spark on the new CBQ album...

Again, involving the creation and uploading of fresh stems...

Don't ask...

Lights out...



Highlight of the Day : Nice bread...

Monday, May 25, 2020

Listing, listing, listing...

Playlist
Various Composers - 19th Century Masterpieces
Cloudland Blue Quartet - 2020
Robert Fripp - Music For Quiet Moments
Elton John - Greatest Hits (1974)
David Essex - David Essex
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
Status Quo - On The Level
Udo Lindenberg - Mach Dein Ding! OST
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Tomorrow Belongs To Me
Various  - Invictus Club Classics II - Come Together
Various  - Invictus Club Classics
Antoine Baril - One Man
Ian Hunter - Ian Hunter
Hawkwind - Warrior On The Edge Of Time
John Lennon - Rock 'n' Roll
Uriah Heep - Return To Fantasy
The Who - Tommy OST
Hatfield & The North - The Rotters' Club
Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
The Doobie Brothers - Stampede
Uriah Heep - Return To Fantasy
Bay City Rollers - Once Upon A Star
Neil Young - Tonight's the Night
John Lennon - Rock 'n' Roll
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Steve Hillage - Fish Rising
Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn
Harmonia - Deluxe

Monday once more and up to do stuff before "having" to do stuff...


The views today...

Not sure if I mentioned sorting out the "cardboard sleeve" CDs the other day into trays...


Not that it matters I suppose...

Anyway...

Views...



Today, more Schubert in the Classical listening project...


...from this large box of delights...


A start was made yesterday on Anne's latest masterpiece...


More of yesterday's croissants for breakfast...


A liitle bashed but a nice change...


Pre WFH coffee...


Forgot to mention, along with the biscuits, this having been stolen from my mum's house - found it in a cupboard - I gifted it to my dad back in the mists of time...


Today's random LP was again produced by Conny Plank...


Michael Rother of Neu! with the boys from Cluster...


..going by the name of Harmonia...


Their best LP out of the two 70's LPs and the later release of demos with Eno...


Also in the offing, some electrical work at the back door...


Arranged...


A small twinge in my neck last night had turned into rather a painful situation today...


..but the squirrel did its best to keep my spirits up...




I don't recall what I did in the evening but, the new project underway re imagining it's a particular year and I only buy LPs that make it into the charts continued - by this morning I was up to 1974 - so, this evening I very probably finished off 1975 to post up tomorrow on the Titter and have people randomly respond with the number of LPs they also own...

It keeps us amused...

Here're the lists so far...

1959-1966...



1967-1969...





1970...



1971...



1972...



1973...




1974...



That'll do...

Highlight of the Day : Listing...

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Not winning any prizes....

Playlist
Rory Gallagher - Blueprint
Humble Pie - Eat It
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
Roy Wood - Boulders
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
The Beatles - 1967-1970
Family - It's Only A Movie
Uriah Heep - Uriah Heep Live
The Osmonds - The Plan
The Temptations - All Directions
Deep Purple - Who Do We Think We Are
Gary Glitter - Touch Me
T Rex - Great Hits
Uriah Heep - Sweet Freedom
Roxy Music - Stranded
Genesis - Genesis Live
Argent - In Deep
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (RM)
Steeleye Span - Parcel of Rogues
The Temptations - Masterpiece
Free - Heartbreaker
Ringo Starr - Ringo
Hawkwind - Space Ritual
John Lennon - Mind Games
Strawbs - Bursting at the Seams
Alice Cooper - School Days
Yes - Yessongs
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run
Slade - Sladest
The Beatles - 1962-1966
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds Of Fire
Bryan Ferry - These Foolish Things
Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
Carly Simon - No Secrets
Status Quo - Piledriver
Lou Reed - Berlin
Paul McCartney & Wings - Red Rose Speedway
Mott The Hoople - Mott
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
Rory Gallagher - Tattoo
Wizzard - Wizzard Brew
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (2CD Special Edition)
Alice Cooper - Muscle Of Love
Alfred Brendel - 3 Classic Albums
Slade - Slade in Flame
Bryan Ferry - Another Time, Another Place
T Rex - Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow
Mick Ronson - Slaughter On 10th Avenue
Jethro Tull - War Child
Roxy Music - Country Life
Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
Various  - Funked!: Volume 1 1970 - 1973
Ordonez - Ordonez: Symphonies
Sparks - A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip
Nono - Luigi Nono
Escobar - Escobar: Motets, Hymns, Missa Pro Defunctis
Various  - Eurovision 2020
Supertramp - Breakfast In America
The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed (2006, Japan Mini LP)
Electric Light Orchestra - ELO 2
The Beach Boys - Holland
Art Garfunkel - Angel Clare
Yes - Yessongs
Nazareth - Loud 'n' Proud
David Bowie - Pin Ups
Gianna Nannini - Puzzle

Our prize re the Zoom quiz last night...


Not really...

Up as usual...


Overcast and raining...



The day was brightened by the next classical choice in the 100 pieces, Schubert's Trout Quintet...


...and by the walls of the kitchen...


..and the eggs...


...and the puffins...


Out to Lidl for some provisions, seemingly chosen at random and unpictured - the only things on my list were croissants and milk...

Back home, post croissant, the random LP of the day...




Gianna Nannini, produced by Conny Plank...


Out to my mum's to do some tidying....

It seems, while she is not getting out anytime soon, there will be a visit with her to her house at some point for an assessment by physios and occupational therapists...

And so some tidying was indeed done - we found this - my family tree on my dad's side...


Back home, having stolen some biscuits...


A small, almost impossible to see cat, was looking to steal some birds...


This evening, another Zoom Quiz was in the offing...


..this time with my side of the family...


...and, this time, with each team logging in with 10 questions on particular subjects, the Crispycat team came out on top...

Our prize for winning the quiz...


Not really...

Another enjoyable evening...

A visit from the squirrel...


"Killing Eve" and other stuff recorded for later viewing...

The view at the end of the day...


Night all...


Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : Shopping and Quizzing...