Sunday, February 26, 2012

The tip of the iceberg...

Cloudland Blue Quartet – Track of the Day
“Watch the River Flow Away pt 1” from “Doveloveshawk” (1999)

Playlist
Cloudland Blue Quartet – Starlightnight Live Set
Cloudland Blue Quartet – Doveloveshawk
Boccherini – Complete Cello Sonatas
Paul McCartney – Back in the World
Bryan Ferry – Dylanesque
Deep Purple – 24 Carat Purple
Emerson Lake & Palmer – 1971/72
Bernstein – West Side Story
Chick Corea - Now He Sings Now He Sobs

Up at 6 and updated the Crispycat website – really must be more timely with this...

Encouraged by Jamie on Friday, the CBQ Facebook page is also now activated – it’s a musician/band page as opposed to a personal profile – so I can’t ask to be people’s friend – I have to wait till they “like” me...

Which could take a while...

Especially since I have no idea what to do with the page - except converse with Jamie...

As ever, Meg the Black (or should that be brown?) Cat organised proceedings...



A run through next week’s set then out to my mum’s for a sad task...

Sister Sheila had brought bags of stuff from Pam’s house after her recent visit there...

After a few hours of looking through Pam’s extensive photo collection, many of which I hope to scan and improve somehow – and sorting out and deciding on what should be done with the various possessions, Anne and I headed home with a suitcase full of “documentation” from Pam’s place...

We went through every piece of paper – the majority ended in a black bag...

But so many memories were brought back – sad thoughts of what must have been going through Pam’s head during her illness were at the forefront of my own mind as I read all the stuff which now is just so inconsequential...

The only upside was that Meg the Black Cat liked the case once it had been emptied of all the “stuff”...





Not much of an upside really...

So not as good a day as yesterday...

More of this to follow when Anne and I travel to England soon to finalise matters down there – I fear what we dealt with today is just the tip of the iceberg...

On another sad note, my dad’s CD collection has been languishing in my old room at my mum’s since he died eight and a half years ago...

So, today I “borrowed” box sets of Gilbert & Sullivan and some opera music (both of which I’d given him as presents not long before he passed away); a disc of “West Side Story”; number 2 of a limited edition of just 50 of the original CBQ & Peri Urban CD from 1996; the only copy of specially compiled 2CD CBQ collection I gave him in August 1999 (which he may or may not have listened to); and a tasty compilation of Emerson Lake & Palmer (I know he liked this) which I put together for him back in 1999...

Happy times - not really...

Anne is going to need rather a large skip when I pop my clogs...

Nodded off late on during "MAtch of the Day 2" while listening to a Sid Smith tip, Chick Corea...

Highlight of the Day : Looking through Pam’s old photos...

PS : When perusing what I was doing on this day over the past six years, I found that, six years ago today, Pam visited us and it turns out that some of the pics we were viewing in her collection this afternoon were from that very day...

This isn't perhaps the best photo ever of her but it does some up her fun-loving personality...



Sorely missed...

2 comments:

Lindsay said...

How difficult and sad for you all xx

CBQ said...

Aye - rubbish tasks...

Got to be done though...

Don't envy whoever has top do it for me given all the stuff I've hoarded over the years...