Thursday, October 13, 2011

Willard Manus' only novel...

Playlist
Sylvian Fripp - The First day
David Sylvian – Gone to Earth
David Sylvian – Dead Bees on a Cake
Mott the Hoople – All the Young Dudes
Mott the Hoople – Mott
Jack DeJohnette – The DeJohnette Complex
Trabaci – Keyboard Works Vol 1

Sunny morning...



Along to Fopp at lunchtime - under a dangerous crane delivery...







Sometimes I wonder about me…

Why don’t I ever buy a CD I might actually want, for a little bit more, rather than a goodly number of discs based (almost) purely on the fact they are £3 in Fopp?

So today, a 1968 cracking jazz disc from Jack DeJohnette joined the collection - mind you, the man himself plays melodica rather than drums on a number of tracks…

A strange but good one – and I can kind of justify it by the fact that, on Amazon, it’s going for £68 – albeit on vinyl – and not available at all on CD…

Then, to the new display of Naxos and Marco polo classical discs…

I am, of course, a sucker for all things String Quartetish and picked up two, as yet unlistened to, discs by Messrs Louis Spohr and Anton Zimmermann…

And, of course, who can resist a 3CD box set for £3?

So, Giovanni Maria Trabaci’s first book of baroque keyboard works (£18 on Amazon) joined the fray, along with a 3 disc collection of Medieval music by Palastrina, Victoria and Tallis…

In all, I shelled out £15…

For £2 more I could have purchased the 2CD version of the new Peter Gabriel album…

I guess this is how I’ve ended up with a collection of more than 6,500 CDs, many of which I’ve never even listened to – as opposed to a collection maybe a quarter of the size filled with music I actually wanted to own…

Not to worry…

Back under something better than a crane...



In the evening, I met up with Count Brodski at the Filmhouse...



...to see “The Ballad of Mott the Hoople”, which, for those of us who lived through the early 70’s, enjoying the music of this band (their “All the Young Dudes” album was the first I ever bought), was a pure delight…



A bitter sweet tale of a group which, somehow, really mattered in the big scheme of things, in a way which bands nowadays just don’t seem to matter anymore…

Or maybe that’s just everyone’s viewpoint on music loved at an early age – but I can’t see a film about The Kaiser Chiefs getting much of an audience in 2048 to be honest…

Mott’s rollercoaster career produced seven albums and lasted just five years – and they destroyed the Royal Albert Hall before they’d even had a hit single…

With Brodders off to London tomorrow on an early flight, I was back home by 8:30, in time to watch “Hidden” and “Mock the Week”, then rip the new acquisitions and end the evening with “This Week”…

Highlight of the Day : The Ballad of Mott the Hoople…

2 comments:

Paul R said...

"....but I can’t see a film about The Kaiser Chiefs getting much of an audience in 2048 to be honest…"

Likewise, a reunion / nostaligia /pension pot tour by the same band and those of that ilk will be playing to empty halls.

Ian Hunter will get an obit in the broadsheets, the bloke from Arctic Chiefs, probably not.

Rustles copy of Telegraph and calls for nurse.

CBQ said...

Aye methinks you're right indeed Mr R, you're right indeed...

Pass the port...