Saturday, February 12, 2011

Overconfidence comes before a cough...

Playlist
Various – Natural Progression (20xCD-R)

A slightly better night - up around seven...

With Anne still asleep, I made the rather rash decision to venture forth and drove to Patisserie Florentin to pick up a couple of croissants for breakfast...

Then to the post office to pick up the package which was undelivered yesterday – CD covers...

Back home for breakfast and feeling worse than I’d imagined I would...

Put together detailed directions for sister Sheila re visiting Pam in hospital next week and dealt with the cancellation of Pam and my mum’s holiday in the summer...

Then, a quick nip to Carphone Warehouse to purchase mobile broadband for Pam to allow her to surf the net whilst in hospital...

Several good telecons with Pam today, she is on the mend re her infections and, at last, the treatment for her tumour is almost back on the agenda...

Spent the afternoon listening to Prog Rock and compiling the 20th CD for the stupid waste of time box set - while Anne relayed footie news – Hearts winning 2-0 away at Hamilton, Queens 3-1 down at home to Partick Thistle with seven minutes to go – final result, 3-3...

In the evening, with the not stupid waste of time but, rather, progtastic box set finalised...


...a tasty Indian buoyed, as we watched the rather pointless “Rocky Horror” episode of “Glee”...

Only a few weeks into the second series and it’s run out of steam completely...

During “Casualty” (hey, rock’n’roll!) I noticed my nose has stopped running..

However, my very chesty and back pain inducing cough is proving difficult to shake off...

A half-hearted “Match of the Day” and off to bed...

Highlight of the Day : No runny nose...

7 comments:

impossible songs said...

Waste o'time Topotastic 20 CD box set? You need to explain.

barrie sillars said...

Love the box set. When will it be on general release??

CBQ said...

Hi guys - it's just for myself - it's how I waste my time - 169 tracks spread over 20 CDs in a home made box I'm still working on..

Bands included are The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, The Moody Blues, Traffic, The Nice, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Fairport Convention, Giles Giles & Fripp, Jethro Tull, Caravan, Soft Machine, Genesis, Colosseum, The Who, Yes, King Crimson, Renaissance, Van Der Graaf Generator, Gentle Giant, Emerson Lake & Palmer, McDonald & Giles Atomic Rooster, Peter Hammill, Curved Air, Focus, Hawkwind, Led Zeppelin, Gong, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Premiata Forneria Marconi , The Strawbs, Matching Mole, Uriah Heep, Roxy Music, Aphrodite’s Child, Family, Tempest, Rick Wakeman, Peter Sinfield, Mike Oldfield, Faust Kraftwerk, Manfred Mann’s Earthband, Fripp & Eno, Grobschnitt, Tangerine Dream, Hatfield and the North, Camel Trace, Supertramp, Passport, Steve Hillage, Quiet Sun, Chris Squire Rush, Jon Anderson, Kansas, Brand X, Jean-Michel Jarre, Michael Hoenig, UK, Ashra, National Health, Steve Hackett and Bruford..

That's discs 1-19 then disc 20 is prog from the last couple of years with dream Theater, Beardfish, Guilt Machine, Porcupine Tree, Transatlantic, Field Music, The Pineapple Thief and Everything Everything...

barrie sillars said...

I think you should still get this released. Clearances might be a bit problematic though!

Publish a track listing if you dare! It would be interesting and show the box in all its glory when its finished.

CBQ said...

OK will do - of course I've also appropriated a Roger Dean illustration for the cover "Spring" from 2004 apparently...

Yours, in a magpie stylee...

CBQ said...

Hi Barrie - I've popped you a mail with the tracklist and cover artwork...

barrie sillars said...

Cheers David, much appreciated.