Monday, March 31, 2014

Precarious to some, safe to others...

Playlist
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Twenty Four Paintings (Details)
The Divine Comedy - A Short Album About Love
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Mahavishnu
Various - Sid Smith's Podcast from the Yellow Room 61

March away and a sad, sad month for both me and the Exec Producer - and, of course, for many many others...

Jamie's family is at the forefront of my mind as we slowly edge towards Thursday...

We have some experience of what they are going through - and it is not good...


We cannot bring Mr Frain back but we can and will remember him and his always uplifting spirit...

Meg the Black Cat was here when I entered the kitchen this morning and, although unpictured, was occupying exactly the same space when I entered the kitchen this evening...


Hopefully, she got a little exercise in during the day...

Some flowers are out, or coming out, in the garden...






A call this morning to ask if I would play a small part in the ceremony on Thursday...

I will be proud to but would rather no-one had to...

Home in the mist...


Large birds perched precariously to us, safely to them...



The day soundtracked by the 10 minute details which will hopefully make up one of the versions of the "Twenty Four Paintings" release later this year...

I was buoyed in that I was able to listen and it sounded ok...

Sometimes in such situations, confidence in what I've done ebbs away...

Meanwhile, in the post, the first of my one pence (ok, with £1.26 postage) CDs arrived - an early, short, good album by The Divine Comedy...

I love their song "A Lady of a Certain Age" from "Victory for the Comic Muse" - it reminds me of Jamie - not because he was a lady of a certain age - but because, when we first stumbled across it one night while driving to perform our own, not quite so good songs at Out of the Bedroom, we both found it to be so well crafted, we just had to listen to it again, immediately...

A rare occurrence for me these days...

Anne's mum likes it too "because it tells a story"...

Unlike my soundscapes - which do not tell any discernible stories, nor were they popular with Jamie, and nor would they be likely to be with Anne's mum I imagine, were she ever to hear them - which is highly unikely...

On TV, "Silk" ended well - it will not return - and "Rev", unmentioned last week, continued to impress...

Other than that, an evening spent mostly transferring around 160 recently ripped albums from one hard drive to another hard drive...

Given what's happened this month, you might think I should not waste what time I have left on such nonsense...

But, if you do, you do not realise that, contrary to all common sense, I do quite enjoy mucking about like that...

Would I be happier doing something more "worthwhile"...

Perhaps..

Who knows...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : An invite which I wish was not necessary...

2 comments:

Prog Dog said...

Hi David,

I was very sad to read about the passing of your friend Jamie. Very difficult for someone so young. It has been a sad month for us both as I have just returned from Scotland where my Dad passed away on Thursday morning. But at 93 he had a long and fulfilling life. As it should be. Not like your friend who had much to experience and enjoy. Thoughts with you.

Barrie

David Quartet said...

Hi Barrie

Thanks indeed for your kind words and thoughts. No matter how old, it's never easy. Never thought I'd be attending Jamie's funeral...

As for us though, I think we will both need to live till 93 like your dad, just to be able to listen to all the music we have to get through!

Best to you

David