Thursday, June 21, 2018

Music for You 7 of 8


The twenty-third one hour Eclectic Selection of 2018 from Mister Quartet features music by:-
Spock's Beard
The Fatback Band
Coheed & Cambria
Anubis
The Last Poets
Dream The Electric Sleep
Gtr
Subsignal
Dillinger
Gazpacho
Focus
Rocket Miner
Giorgio Moroder
and
Gregson

And then...

...there's a bonus hour (for anyone who misses the old two hour format), wherein Mr Quartet carries on and plays music by:-
Opus Of A Machine
Rod McKuen
Lunatic Soul
Led Zeppelin
Daniel Biro
Frank Zappa
Umphrey's McGee
Kammerflimmer Kollektief
The Detroit Emeralds
Long Distance Calling
The Doobie Brothers
and
Lou Reed

And, therefore, this week's show is up to the usual eclectic standards

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Music for You 6 of 8


The twenty-second one hour Eclectic Selection of 2018 from Mister Quartet features music by:-
Tuber
Gentle Giant
Johnny Clarke
Arovane & Porya Hatami
Françoise Hardy
Michał Milczarek Trio
Donald Byrd
The Weeknd
Passengers
Marilyn Manson
Andrea Belfi
and
Ray Pollard

And then...

...there's a bonus hour (for anyone who misses the old two hour format), wherein Mr Quartet carries on and plays music by:-
Tangerine Dream
Jellyfish
Brad Mehldau Trio
Noël
Ulrich Schnauss
The Fierce and the Dead
Funkadelic
Genesis
and
Tuber (again)

And, therefore, this week's show is up to the usual eclectic standards

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Music for You 5 of 8


21 tracks across 21 genres, another eclectic mix from Mr CBQ from his extensive record collection.

Source Recordings:-
Blue Öyster Cult - Secret Treaties
Santana - Caravanserai
Culture - Cumbolo
Octopus - Into the Void of Fear
Interpreto Veneziani - Tartini, from Concerti, Il Trillo
Bersarin Quartett - Bersarin Quartett - II
Alice Peacock - Alice Peacock
George Benson - It's Uptown
Anthony Rother - Simulationszeitalter
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
Sombre Reptiles - Starcrossfix
David Bowie - The Next Day
Dio - The Last In Line
65DaysOfStatic - One Time For All Time
World Column - from 101 Northern Soul Anthems
Jeroen Van Veen - Glass, from Minimal Piano Collection Vols I-IX
The Wailing Souls - from Island Presents: Dub - 38 Hard and Heavy Dub Cuts 1976-1990
Earthworks - Earthworks
Pet Shop Boys - Very
Catacombe - Kinetic
Little Big Town - from the collection, Restoration: The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin

Thanks for listening - comments/shares/likes welcome

Monday, June 18, 2018

Music for You 4 of 8


he twentieth one hour Eclectic Selection of 2018 from Mister Quartet features music by:-

Leva Zasimauskaitė
Minnie Riperton
The Paper Kites
Father John Misty
Trio HLK
Jason Aldean
DJ Hell
Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
The Dali Thundering Concept
and
Bill Spooner

and then...

...there's a bonus hour (for anyone who misses the old two hour format), wherein Mr Quartet carries on and plays music by:-

Marcia Griffiths
AWS
David Cross & David Jackson
Shatner's Bassoon
Gozu
Black Stone Cherry
The Bad Plus
The Moody Blues
Brazilian Girls
Ireland
Bowen
Kylie Minogue
and
Cláudia Pascoal

And, therefore, this week's show is up to the usual eclectic standards

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Music for You 3 of 8



The nineteenth one hour Eclectic Selection of 2018 from Mister Quartet features music by:-
Handel
Jon Hopkins
Labfield
Borrtex
Niklas Paschburg
Beethoven
Procol Harum
Carrie Underwood
Rose Royce
The Moody Blues
The Tytingvåg Ensemble
Brian Eno
Ólafur Arnalds & Brasstríó Mosfellsdals
Grouper
and
Scott Walker

and then...

...there's a bonus hour (for anyone who misses the old two hour format), wherein Mr Quartet carries on and plays music by:-
Scott Walker (again)
Flica
Berit Alette Mienna
Susanna
Winterlight
Randi Tytingvåg
Takemitsu
Françoise Hardy
Nicolas Jaar
God Is an Astronaut
Erik Honorè
and
GoGo Penguin

And, therefore, this week's show is up to the usual eclectic standards

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Music for You 2 of 8



The eighteenth one hour Eclectic Selection of 2018 from Mister Quartet features music by:-
Astors
Barclay James Harvest
Roll The Dice
Barber
Taylor Swift
S Club 7
Stevie Wonder
Van Der Graaf Generator
XTC
Kats-Chernin
Genesis
and
McGuinness Flint

and then...

...there's a bonus hour (for anyone who misses the old two hour format), wherein Mr Quartet carries on and plays music by:-
Dave Barker
The Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Linda Ronstadt
Gary Burton
David Bowie
Octopus
The Upsetters
Tangerine Dream
Coldplay
Koetsier
Federica Carta
A Perfect Circle
and
Paolo Nutini

And, therefore, this week's show is up to the usual eclectic standards

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Music For You 1 of 8



The seventeenth one hour Eclectic Selection of 2018 from Mister Quartet features music by:-
The Church
Carsten Dahl
Dave Douglas
Laura Veirs
Pharoah Sanders
McCabe
Roger Eno
The Czars
Bob Marley & the Wailers
and
The Mahavishnu Orchestra

and then...

...there's a bonus hour (for anyone who misses the old two hour format), wherein Mr Quartet carries on and plays music by:-
The Shangri-Las
Bob Brookmeyer
Fela Kuti
Dream Theater
Mark Wingfield & Kevin Kastning
Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
David Rees-Williams Trio
Wobbler
and
The Church (again)

And, therefore, this week's show is up to the usual eclectic standards

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Could've, would've...

Playlist
Various - Sound Of The 70s : Glam Rock
Various - Funk Soul Classics (Ministry of Sound)
Rameau - Les Grands Motets
Takemitsu - Takemitsu: Complete Solo Guitar Works
Bob Brookmeyer - Bob Brookmeyer & Friends
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
Various Composers - Fantastic Cenčić
Various - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 217 Vol 25
Brian Reitzell - Auto Music
Max Richter - Sleep
Richard Barbieri - Variants.1
Sparks - Check Out Time 11am [Single]
Various - The Front Line : Best Of
Dinosaur - Wonder Trail
Dinosaur - Together, As One
White Out with Nels Cline - Accidental Sky
Nina Hagen - Return Of The Mother
OddAtlas - OddAtlas
James Stein's Locksmith Isidore - After Caroline
The Recyclers - Davout
Quin Kirchner - The Other Side of Time
Greg Saunier​/​Mary Halvorson​/​Ron Miles - New American Songbooks, Volume 1
Favourite Animals - Favourite Animals
Tony Tixier - Life of Sensitive Creatures
Charles Gayle Trio - Solar System
jaimie branch - Fly or Die
Red Planet with Bill Carrothers - Red Planet with Bill Carrothers
Sandcatchers - What We Found Along the Way
Matthew Bourne - Isotach
Paul Jones - Clean
Uriah Heep - Grazed By Heaven [Single]
Sloth Racket - A Glorious Monster
Nightports with Matthew Bourne - Nightports with Matthew Bourne
Atlantis Quartet - X
The Notet - Silent D
Kuba Płużek Quartet - Froots
Tony Bevan / Matthew Bourne / Tony Buck / Barre Phillips - Everybody Else But Me
Borodin - String Quartets #1 & 2 (Shostakovich Quartet)
André Bratten - Gode
Dan Lissvik - Midnight
Carmen Villain - Infinite Avenue
Prins Thomas - Principe Del Norte

Sister Pam could have retired today, on what would have been her 55th birthday - could've, would've...



My grandmother, seen behind us at he window, would have been 119 today...


A call to my mum, mid morning to mark the day...

Coincidentally, chum Baz was celebrating his 40th...


...not till Sunday but cake today...


At lunchtime, a trip to Fopp, not high in hope but they had a deal on re the Norwegian, mainly electronic, label, Smalltown Supersound...

Sampled on my phone in the shop and partaken of at £3 a pop...

In the evening, Anne at Zumba - Lynn is in Crete - as a consequence, one teacher, two pupils...

Hmmm...

But she advised she worked a lot harder than usual due to there being no place to hide...

Meanwhile, I enjoyed a couple of episodes of "Timeless"...

The whole time travel thing gets you thinking - and nitpicking...

This week's podcast selection chosen and listened through...

The five above all included, along with a plethora of recently acquired "modern" jazz...

Accordingly, much tunelessness...

Which can be good...

Today's artwork, "Cake"...



Highlight of the Day : Pam's birthday, not maudlin...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Executively produced soundtrack reminder...

Playlist
Various - Karl Marx's 200th!
Noël - Is There More to Life Than Dancing?
The Moody Blues - Hall of Fame [Live]
Opus Of A Machine - Simulacra
Various - NOW That's What I Call Country
Scientist - Scientist Wins The World Cup
Various Composers - Morceaux De Bravoure. Donizetti-Puccini-Rossini-Ferrari
Daniel Biro - 120 Onetwenty
Focus - At The Rainbow
The Upsetters - Battle Axe
Various - Funk Soul Classics (Ministry of Sound)
Bobbi Humphrey - Satin Doll
Various - 101 Northern Soul Anthems
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - The Best Of
Matthew Bourne - Radioland : Radio-Activity Revisited
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Manu Chao - La Radiolina
The Ohio Players - Observations in Time
Matthew Bourne - Isotach
Various Artists - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2017 Vols 1-52
James Stein's Locksmith Isidore - After Caroline
Various - The Miles Davis Quintet, March 19, 1963 - November 12, 1968
Paul McCartney & Wings - Singles 1972-1977
John Wetton - Battle Lines
Roxy Music - Siren
Paul McCartney & Wings - Venus And Mars

"Pick a number between 1 and 52", I asked the EP this morning as I exited the house...

"40"...

And so my day was soundtracked by the 40th episode of 2017 Eclectic Selections...

I often listen back to equivalent weeks in previous years and have no idea who's playing until me in the past tells me...

Then I think "that was good, must dig that out and give it a spin"...

Even a couple of weeks after recording, I've often forgotten what I said or played...

Another purchase today of more junk to clutter up Crispycat Towers...


Nice pics though...

This evening, I reset the Samsung Bridge Camera after Stu Cobley's (professional) mucking about with the settings a couple of years ago...

The subsequent view from the office this evening...




...including some LPs only currently owned on vinyl...


On telly, a, mostly, bleak "Ackley Bridge" and the first of a two parter, Ruth McCarter re "Holby City" entertained...

Today's artwork "Vinyl Only"....


With Pam's birthday coming up tomorrow, retired with one of her favourites, Wings' "Venus and Mars"...

Highlight of the Day : Rediscovering what I was liking 30 odd weeks ago...

Monday, June 11, 2018

Duplication but only kind of...

Playlist
Various - Pulp Fusion Vol. 5 - Evolution
Capital Models - 2018-06-10
Capital Models - 2018-05-13
Cloudland Blue Quartet - After a While - Unplugged 2000
Genesis - The Best...Genesis
Sandcatchers - What We Found Along the Way
Gary Burton - A Genuine Tong Funeral
Taylor Swift - Fearless
Love Unlimited Orchestra - White Gold
Lunatic Soul - Under the Fragmented Sky
Henry Mancini - The Best Of Henry Mancini
John Denver - Rocky Mountain High
Arriaga - Sinfonía En Re Mayor; Obertura Los Esclavos Felices; Cuarteto De Cuerda #2 En La Mayor
DJ Hell - Misch Masch
Roy Ayers - Coffy (OST)
Borodin - String Quartets #1 & 2 (Shostakovich Quartet)
Rameau - Les Grands Motets
Various - Shaolin Soul Episode 2
Isaac Hayes - Tough Guys

Listening back today again to the edited highlights (the set) of yesterday's session...

A wander around the shops in Stockbridge at lunchtime and, as I purchased a disc of Borodin's two string quartets, I had an inkling that maybe I had a recording of this already...

In fact, today's purchase was my fourth...


...and I have two other recordings of the 2nd quartet...

The music is, however, good...

On telly, "Flowers" must be one of the worst programmes we've ever watched...

It made the latest episode of "Humans" look like a masterpiece...

Elsewhere, we have the Fringe programme and have booked some comedy shws...

Some music may be added...

Today's artwork, "Eight Quartets"...


Highlight of the Day : Booking shows...

Sunday, June 10, 2018

A young person's suggested name change...

Playlist
Charles Gayle Trio - Solar System
Paul Jones - Clean
Capital Models - 2018-05-27
Red Planet with Bill Carrothers - Red Planet with Bill Carrothers
Tom Paxton - The Things I Notice Now
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee
Kortatu - Kolpez Kolpe
Various - 101 Northern Soul Anthems
Genesis - From Genesis To Revelation (2008 Remastered)
Johann Johannsson - The Mercy
Låpsley - Painter (Valentine) [Single]
Quin Kirchner - The Other Side of Time
Tony Tixier - Life of Sensitive Creatures
jaimie branch - Fly or Die
Capital Models - The Chocolate Strawberries 2018-06-10

Tried to sleep later today...

Consequently, up just after seven and a run through the covers set...

Then, post porridge, to the gym with Anne...

Some Sunday morning telly then prep re today's session out at Roslin...

On our arrival, Johnny's daughter, Chloe...



...advised we couldn't be called Capital Models, as it was too embarrassing for her at school and on social media for her dad to be a model...

This name, however, was suggested by the young lady and kind of deemed acceptable...


We'll see...

Paul has agreed to join and has already (also) been making suggestions, despite it probably being some time till he will be able to convene with us in person, although he has us on tape...

Rehearsals went well...


There was a break for cake, from Mrs Johnny, Moira...


Rehearsals continued...


We took 150 minutes (plus cake time)...


...to run through 67 minutes of songs...


Such is it...


...when you are learning...


Home to Anne and tea and listening back - better than I expected, although still a few howlers...

But we're getting there, slowly...

"The Bridge" enjoyed...

Trying to remind ourselves who the hell "Tommy" is though...

Today's artwork, "Mr A and Mr C"...


Highlight of the Day : Musicking...

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Ten years on...

Playlist
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Covers 2015
Capital Models - 2018-05-27
Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side: The Best of Lou Reed
Various - The Front Line : Best Of
Gryphon - Red Queen To Gryphon Three
Gentle Giant - The Power And The Glory
Be Bop Deluxe - Air Age Anthology
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Live Set Run Through (2017-08-20)
Pink Floyd - The Wall OST
Roger Waters - In The Flesh
The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter (Live)
Rare Earth - One World
Nina Hagen - Angstlos
Nina Hagen - Bee Happy
David Bowie - Five Years
Udo Lindenberg - Stark wie Zwei Live
OddAtlas - OddAtlas
James Stein's Locksmith Isidore - After Caroline
Sandcatchers - What We Found Along the Way
Red Planet with Bill Carrothers - Red Planet with Bill Carrothers

Up unfeasibly early but I just couldn't get back to sleep...


Took the opportunity to update the Crispycat website at www.crispycat.co.uk which has everything that's happened to me, musically, since 2002...

Also got my red book of CDs I own up to date - these having recently left the shelf in the living room...


Breakfast at 8:40...


A call from my mum - not well - trip re rollator postponed yet again...

Strawberries and downloading instead...


A visit to her in the afternoon - certainly not 100% - she has some sort o liver infection a d awaits an appointment at the hospital for tests...

Her garden's looking nice though...







As we drove over to brother in law Keith's, to celebrate his and Maureen's 10th Wedding Anniversary, we passed a just happened road accident, with a car left on its roof in the road with wheels spinning...

Hopefully all were ok - there was much assistance being provided...

Drinks in the back garden at K&M's...




...followed by super tasty food...





...including cake...





...and unpictured due to timing issues confetti cannons...



The aftermath was easier to capture...



Much chat and drink and carousing - Keith and I enjoyed discussions on classical music...


Today, I was on Diet Irn Bru and so able to take Anne's mum home...

Another good day...

Today's artwork, "Decade Cake"...


Hihglight of the Day : Ten years on...