Thursday, June 07, 2012

Empty vessels make the loudest sound...

Playlist
Grand Funk Railroad – Mark, Don and Mel 1969-1971
Cloudland Blue Quartet – Starlightnight
The Mars Volta – Octahedron
Tangerine Dream – Box Set 1970-1980
Various – Last 9 Months on Shuffleplay
The Mars Volta – Noctourniquet
Gene Ammons – Jammin’ in HiFi with...
Joni Mitchell - Hejira
Gene Ammons - Blue Gene
Gene Ammons - Funky
Kenny Burrell - All Night Long
Kenny Burrell - All Day  Long

Up early and out almost as usual...



But to Waverley Station and onto a train to Glasgow...





Bummed around some record shops...



...partaking of The Mars Volta’s latest "new prog” epic...

Sauntered along Sauchiehall Street, noting this unfeasibly large cinema...



..and this Mackintosh piece...



....and whiled away the time at Starbucks at the far end...



I’m a sucker for those Dutch biscuits...

Then, to do what had to be done - the third of three things which started almost a year ago - when I was not in the best place to do it - and so it's been done over the last three months really...

Three and a half hours later, I was out and saw this angel...



It was ok – it might be ok...

Good to get it over with...

Time to kill again and walked back along Sauchiehall St in the rain, revisiting the British Heart Foundation shop for a £2.99 Joni Mitchell – hoping I didn’t have it already (I didn’t – for a change!)...

Then, down to Fopp, That’s Entertainment and Missing, copping some tasty jazz at the first and nothing at the other two...

Some funky Gene Ammons and a couple of albums recorded over the Xmas/New Year period1956/57 by Kenny Burrell...

Waited at Queen Street for around an hour and a half ...



...with T Dream in my lugs and caught the 6:30 back to Edinburgh...



...and back out into the rain...







...and a newly coiffured Exec Producer was there to pick me up and take me home...

While I sorted out some stuff re the new car and ripped some jazz, she produced a tasty macaroni cheese from scratch...





She is a top lady!

A relaxing evening of TV – “Corrie”, “Two Broke Girls”, new favourite “Don't Trust The Bitch in Apartment 23” (brilliant) and the last “Big Bang” for now...

Then some last minute listening and loading new things on the jukebox whilst writing this and off to bed...

Mission possibly accomplished...

Highlight of the Day : Getting it over with...

2 comments:

Lindsay said...

Am just catching up with your movements and this all sounds rather ominous. Hope all is ok ( but maybe all will be revealed in later posts ...)

CBQ said...

"All is fine" lindsay, to quote the title of a song on the new LP...