Saturday, March 03, 2012

Attentive, appreciative, makes the difference...

Cloudland Blue Quartet – Track of the Day

Playlist
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Souvenir XX
Eric Dolphy - Far Cry

Up late due to last night's late finish...

At 10 a text from Dr Prog asking if I was coming along to the Record Fair...

Using car and bus, and passing this counterfeit Guggenheim...


...I was there by 10:35 and, with Dr Brodski absent due to illness, the Doc and I both partook of some tempting musical wares in his honour - a couple of Eric Dolphy discs and a 2DVD set from Van der Graaf Generator for me and DVDs of Genesis from the early 70's and Supertramp for the Doctor...

To the cafe for sustenance and chat - before I headed home around 2, via St Andrew Square...


...and Fopp, purchasing a French comedy on DVD and Mogawai's last album in 2CD digipak format...

The afternoon was spent recording the final version of "Souvenir XX" for tonight and some last minute rehearsing...

Meanwhile, Anne was off out with sister Jane and brother in law Bobby for a tasty meal down at Abida - with spirits high following Hearts' win this afternoon - 2-1 at the, soon to be liquidated, Glasgow Rangers...

Queens, on the other hand, lost by the same margin to league leaders Ross County and are now 4 points adrift at the bottom of the league, having even played an extra game...

Packed up...



And so tonight, I performed as Cloudland Blue Quartet, previewing all ten songs from my upcoming album "Starlightnight", which I've being worked on for the last few months and which should be released in the Summer...



Good to see quite a few old chums in the audience...

Amongst them Ian Sclater, Norman Lamont (who played a good three song set later on) and my old bass playing chum and comic artist, George Coleman...


...respendent in his Batman socks...


...and Jamie Frain...


...with whom another joint covers night is being planned for the Spring...

Good too to play to many people whom I'm pretty sure had never heard CBQ before...

The aforementioned twentieth in the series of CBQ souvenir CDs, containing a facsimile of the set (as recorded earlier this afternoon) went down well too - with the blue sleeve just shading it in the popularity stakes...



A slightly different (earlier) version of the set is available to download/listen to for the time being (until I post up Souvenir XX) at the CBQ Live website...

All in all a good night, with another nine songwriters filling the fifteen minute open mic slots...


I gave recent musical cohort Kat McKenzie and boyfriend Dave a lift home and was back at Crispycat Towers before midnight...

Kat posted this on Facebook...


Excellent night...

Highlight of the Day : Playing live to an attentive, appreciative audience...

2 comments:

James Igoe said...

Hi David,
I'm glad to hear the OOTB night went well. I really wanted to make it but had to stay sober and studious. If you and Jamie are playing in the Spring I'll try to make it along.

CBQ said...

Cheers Jim - will keep you posted...

Sober and studious is also good - with much willpower required, so well done!