Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The absence of a stage is no obstacle to a good evening...

Playlist
Tangerine Dream - Seven Letters From Tibet
Tangerine Dream - Transsiberia
Tangerine Dream - Tangines Scales
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Undercover
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Aftersilence
Barber - Serenade For String Orchestra
Pink Floyd - Echoes
Impossible Songs - Wild West Lothian

A fair morning...



On which I realised I can no longer see properly using +1 reading glasses...

The search was on for new ones...

To the pound shop - they only had sunglasses..

To Boots - their reading glasses come in at £25 of your English pounds - ridiculous...

To a large department store, only to find that the cafe was the only department open pre 9:30 am...

To a well known optician and the only pair of suitable +1.5's were located after a search through a large box behind the counter...

Unfortunately, one of the legs seemed slightly bent - I was offered a discount from £8 to £5 and accepted, handing over a £10 note and putting the specs in my pocket...

After some considerable time mucking about with the till, trying to put through a manual £5 sale, the lovely assistant handed me my tenner back and told me to "get going"...

Free glasses!!

Result...

So, anyway, the day turned into a scorcher...



Success at last re Pam's referral to the Professor in Glasgow and we should hear shortly about a time and date for her consultation...

Meanwhile, when I called mum's late afternboon, Pam was already off galavanting to chum Liz's for tea...

Post our own tasty pasta based tea, it was into town with Anne for the gig at the Melville and a very enjoyable evening it was too...

The setlist comprised covers by The Killers, Pink Floyd (2), Dar Williams and Elvis Presley along with various songs from the eight CBQ song-based LPs...

Pity then that, when Anne and I arrived at around 7:40, we were advised there was to be no live music tonight...

Nonetheless, we enjoyed an excellent evening, probably all the more enjoyable for my not having to play...

Good fun and chat with chums John and Ali from Impossible Songs, Annie, Comedian Jim and Jamie, both from Capital Models, Pure Bear and artist George and art and travel afficionado, Ian...

All musicians apart from Anne, who is, of course, the Exec Producer...



Home by 10:30 and writing this up...

Jamie is hatching plans for Capital Models and, in the fullness of time, we will see to what they may come...

Highlight of the Day : Not playing, just having a good time...

2 comments:

Paul R said...

Sorry I couldn't be there, I will have to settle for being square. Looks as if I missed a good evening, even without live music. I was enjoying the delights of sunny Portsmouth for Queen and Country.

The new Opeth album, Heritage is worth a spin. They have now completed move away from the (Sheiss) death metal genre and are now v proggy. It's a game of spot the influences.

Paul

CBQ said...

Hi Paul - I'm sure you were there in spirit...

Have just obtained the Opeth album - it is indeed much better than the growling Opeth of old - cheers for the heads up!