Saturday, February 01, 2014

Christmas in February...

Playlist
Currier - Time Machine
Lou Reed - The Blue Mask
Esbjorn Svensson Trio - When Everyone Has Gone
Loudon Wainwright III - Unrequited
Tony Williams Lifetime - Emergency!
Pedersen - A Sound Year
The Hollies - Distant Light
The Velvet Undeground - 1969
Argent - Encore Live in Concert
La Monte Young - The Well Tuned Piano
Tangerine Dream - Klangwald : Cologne 1972
Klaus Schulze - La Vie Electronique Vol 1
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Twenty Four Paintings
Various - Now That's What I Called Music May 73 - March 74
Roxy Music - Country Life

Up at five and coffee supplies secured...


...before heading to the laptop to "work"...


...which entailed listening to music recently downloaded and acquired and and wiping the iPod and re-filling it...

This is how I etc...

Fighting off the lurgi which have been with me now, unmentioned for around four days...

To Helen the lovely podiatrist for 8:30, this the scene as I exited...

Christmas in February (pt 1)...


Home and the new furniture fitting in nicely...


...while the postie brought the first CD of February - the first volume of Klaus Schulze's series of 3CD sets "La Vie Electronique" - I now have the first four volumes - which will probably suffice...

A double bill of "Silent Witness" took two hours of our lives we'll never see again...

A good story but clich├ęd Scottishness abounded which, for we Scots, grated gratingly...

The afternoon (while QoS came from behind to beat Livingston at Livingston and go fourth in the table) was spent re-arranging the CD room...


...while enjoying hit singles from 40 years ago...

Still work to be done and more wine bottle boxes required methinks but better than it was...


Of course all the CDs are now out of order but heigh ho...


This evening, Christmas in February (pt 2), as we went uptown to meet up with Jane, Bobby, Keith Maureen and Mary for our annual Xmas meal, which we enjoy rather than giving presents on the big day...

A drink for an early Exec Producer and Soundscaper at Mathers...


...where we saw the English rugby team snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in Paris...


Then, to the meet up at Joseph Pearce's, which recently became the fourth Edinburgh bar to be managed by an inventive Swedish couple...


Takk!

A walk in the dark to the nearby Gardener's Cottage, our venue for the rest of the night...


They have a different set menu each night, no choice but, frankly, with the fayre on offer, no choice is required...



Mackerel Tartare...



Sourdough bread and onion butter...



Pumpkin soup with bacon crumbs...



Shelfie...


Salt crust mutton...



Apple sorbet with cava jelly...



Cheshire cheese with home made cracker and a carrot jelly...



Victoria sponge with rhubarb ice cream...



Coffee...


Debris...


Out into the night, noting the vegetable plots in the garden...


A taxi home, slightly the worse for wear re the lovely Italian red, of which possibly a couple too many bottles accompanied the extremely tasty nosh...

Highlight of the Day : Great night out...

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