Saturday, November 28, 2015

Possible progress...

Playlist
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Four Last Things
Various - The Last 12 Months on Shuffleplay
Uriah Heep - Magician's Birthday
Lou Reed - Take No Prisoners
Lou Reed - Transformer
Various - Walk on the Wild Side : The Jazz Side of Mod
The Undisputed Truth - The Best of The Undisputed Truth
Alice Cooper - School's Out
Various - That Cat Was Clean ; The Mod Side of Jazz
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder Sweet and Other Distress
Tame Impala - Currents
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul
Various - 3/60 Legends of Soul

Up early after a better night and listening, for the first time in a while, to the new CBQ album, which may be out before the year ends but certainly by the end of 2016...

Spent some time integrating discs which have come from the living room shelf to the back room into the main A-Z...

Anne was going uptown to meet up with chums Lynn and Penny for lunch - to Spoon again...

So, under doc's orders to get out and exercise, I tagged along...


The building where the nearby college and its open, spacious grounds once was, has nearly been completed - after several years... 


Onwards up to the bus stop...


An apprehensive Mr CBQ was Executively Produced into the city...



A visit to HMV then a further bus ride along to Fopp where I met up with Dr Prog...

Some purchases were made (see below), before we walked all the way back along to the West End and enjoyed an excellent chat along with some very tasty sustenance at Pintos...


The beast was once again about its business...


But, by 2, the beast was starting to feel the pain and so it headed home on an airport bus and was surprisingly able to walk up the hill...

Back at Crispycat Towers, I finished off the filing and enjoyed the new acquisitions...

Some cracking stuff on these two...



Indeed, after 43 years, I finally became aware that the final track on Alice Cooper's "School's Out" album, "Grande Finale" is based on Elmer Bernstein's theme tune to the film "Walk on the Wild Side" - Jimmy Smith's interpretation is the title track of the first of the two compilations above...

I had always thought the theme was somehow connected to "West Side Story" due to "Bernstein" appearing in the credits on the Coop album - Leonard Bernstein being co-writer of the musical with Stephen Sondheim...

So there you go - you can indeed learn something new everyday...

Also joining the fray were the latest from Godspeed You! Black Emperor...


...and Tame Impala...


...and, for a fiver, I even took a chance on jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD's collaboration with rapper Ghostfaced Killah - despite not having liked that much, the promo copy of their single, which I bought in August 2014...


Finally, over three hours on 3CDs of top notch soul for £3 - what's not to like...


On Anne's return, soaked by the lashing rain, coffee and Abernethy biscuits buoyed - then, I forewent "Strictly" to listen to the new stuff but did enjoy one of the best ever episodes of "Dr Who" followed by two more superb instalments of "The Bridge"..

And so, time for bed...

I feel as if I have made some significant progress today...

Let's see what happens tomorrow - five weeks on...

Highlight of the Day : Dr Who, new music and getting out and feeling much improved though still sore...

4 comments:

Disco Stu said...

Learn something 'new' everyday not knew. Just saying. Glad you be out and about Mr C.

impossible songs said...

Good to hear you're out and about, we all need to meet up for a catch up, soul search, food, drink and all those sort of things.

David Quartet said...

Thanks Stu. Good sub-editing there - sorted...

David Quartet said...

That would be very good indeed. Probably a few more weeks yet though. If you're in the area you're welcome to drop by - I'm not going anywhere!