Saturday, March 14, 2015

Machines, destruction, tidying and carousing...

Playlist
The Blue Nile - Peace At Last
Explosions In The Sky - All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone
The Bad Plus - For All I Care
Françoise Hardy - The Best of Françoise Hardy
The Clash - The Clash
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Roots And Herbs
David Sylvian - Gone To Earth
Glenn Gould - Beethoven Piano Sonatas
Deep Purple - Burn
BADBADNOTGOOD - III
Cluster & Eno - After The Heat
Earthworks - Dig?
The Butterfield Blues Band - Keep On Moving
Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy
J S Bach - Cello Suites (Fournier)
AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Asia - Asia
Einaudi - Islands: Essential Einaudi
Frost - Frost Music
Bill Frisell - Blues Dream
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - The Witch Doctor
Brian Eno - Drums Between The Bells
Alpha Male Tea Party - Droids
David Sylvian - Everything And Nothing
And So I Watch You From Afar - And So I Watch You From Afar
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Brian Eno - On Land (Remaster)
Brahms - Glenn Gould - Brahms Ballades & Rhapsodies
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
J C Bach/JS Bach - Sonatas for Viola Da Gamba
The Beatles - A Hard Days Night
Martha Argerich - The Legendary 1965 Recording
Schwartz - Schwartz : Music For...
Chris Rea - Still So Far To Go
Nucleus - Snakehips Etcetera
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
Madredeus - Metafonia
Various - The Trojan Story: The Label That Defined Reggae
Thomas Köner - La Barca
The Beatles - 1967-1970
Dio - Holy Diver
The Butterfield Blues Band - In My Own Dreams
Chick Corea - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
Herman Van Veen - Heute Abend II
John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
Fripp & Eno - Paris Olympia 28 May 1975
Joe Henderson - Inner Urge
Angel - Sinful
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder
Adrian Belew - Here
John Surman - Glancing Backwards The Dawn Anthology
Brian Eno & Harold Budd - The Pearl
Grand Funk Railroad - We're An American Band
Black Sabbath - The Dio Years
Glenn Gould - Bach: French Suites BWV 812-817, Overture In A French Style
Laurie Anderson - Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology
Hartmann - Hartmann String Quartets 1&2
ABC - The Lexicon of Love
King Crimson - Discipline
The Beatles - Please Please Me
Genesis - Genesis
Girls Aloud - Ten (Deluxe)
Allan Holdsworth - Touching On
Mozart - Violin Sonatas
Falco - Emotional (12")
Various - Blue Bop
Various - Blue Funk
Alice Cooper - Muscle of Love
Madonna - Like A Virgin
Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes

Up around 6 and continuing with the refill project...

Then, what are these machines?



They are Helen the Podiatrists's stuff...

Saturday morning ladies, Helen and Susie...


Home for coffee then, to work...

More wardrobe destruction - this had been with us for over 30 years and was extremely well made...



It was soon reduced to so much firewood...


The latest podcast was uploaded while we worked...


Next, carpet lifting...


...and moving Crispycat central a little to the left...


As a consequence of stuff being removed from the small room, there was some work to be done in the back room as Anne headed off to Tynecastle to see Hearts steamroll Dumbarton 4-0 while Queens triumphed 2-1 over Raith in Dumfries...



My record collection these days comprises this - plus several boxes of 7" singles...


I probably have too many books and too many boxes of master recordings...


And, of course, to many CDs, records, tapes, guitars, machines - just music related stuff in general...

Progress was eventually made with much wood and some shelving going in to the attic - that's for another day...


I discovered I'd had my turntable plugged into my amp in what was not, as it turns out, the best way it could have been - after over 8 years...

Enjoyed spinning an old Alice Cooper album under the new regime as work continued...




In lieu of the purchase of some new shelves, books were put as out of sight as possible and Reptile Records' Amazon shop CD stock went upstairs too...


So, from this...


...to this...


...in around five and a half hours...

There is some stuff to go to the dump...


Out this evening for the family Xmas Meal - this wee bird serenaded us as we headed down the hill for the bus...


...to meet at Soba for a couple of drinks before walking round the corner to Iris...


The Exec Producer had a new dress on - looking good...



Tasty food...



...although Bobby ended up being less than impressed than the rest of us...



With Jane, Bob and Anne's mum heading into the night post meal, more drinks at the Queens Arms with Keith, Maureen, Craig and Arianne...


Here Craig tries to find survival stats for plane crashes...



A night enjoyed...


A fine looking young man...


Home by taxi around 12:30 am and a look again at the new room...


To bed...

Highlight of the Day : Tidying and night out...

3 comments:

Prog Dog said...

Hi David, as I have the same turntable as you what was the erroneous connection to your turntable. Maybe I have the same set up and could do better. Cheers Barrie,

David Quartet said...

I had set to phono re the button underneath and was using the phono input on my amp but also has a line setting which allows you to plug in as aux or CD player radio etc etc. sounds much better

Prog Dog said...

Cheers David, I think that is the setting I have it on as don't have phono input on amp.