Saturday, December 12, 2015

Inflation adjusted...

Playlist
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Four Last Things
Cloudland Blue Quartet - The Leonard Cohen EP
Daniel Cavanagh - Memory & Meaning
Gavin Harrison - Cheating The Polygraph
David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock
Nordic Giants - A Seance of Dark Delusions
The Winery Dogs - Hot Streak
Dutch Uncles - O Shudder
Diviner - Fallen Empires
Bryan Adams - Get Up
Creek - Creek 2015
Riverside - Shrine Of The New Generation Slaves
Donna Lewis - Brand New Day
Subsignal - The Beacons Of Somewhere Sometime
Ant Law - Zero Sum World
David Bowie - Blackstar
Spocks Beard - The Oblivion Particle
Hollywood Vampires - Hollywood Vampires
Great Lake Swimmers - New Wild Everywhere
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress
The Bad Plus/Joshua Redman - The Bad Plus Joshua Redman
Caligula's Horse - Bloom
Various Composers - Great Chamber Music
Coleman Hawkins - The Gentle Hawk
Tangerine Dream - Quantum Key
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings
Chet Baker & Art Pepper - Playboys
Daniel Smith & Coull String Quartet - Music for Bassoon & String Quartet
Yes - Union
Cassandra Wilson - Lady Day & John Coltrane : True Blue
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Various - Come Together - Guitar Tribute To The Beatles
Various - Wildflowers: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions (Complete)
Various - Azure Ellington
Soft Machine Legacy - Live At The New Morning
Pet Shop Boys - Format: 1996-2009
Various - That Cat Was Clean! The Mod Side Of Jazz
The Tubes - Hamburg 2015-07-26
Various - Walk On The Wild Side: The Jazz Side Of Mod

Tomorrow it'll be 7 weeks since the op - which has flown by.  There's no doubting I'm much better but still a bit to go yet...

I can do almost everything I was able to before...

Paracetamol isn't good for the liver and Cocodamol has other unfortunate effects, so I'm striving not to go back to painkilling - which is probably why the pain is so noticeable...

Onwards though...

And so, up at stupid o'clock...


On Twitter, a discussion re King Crimson's album "Lizard", released 45 years ago yesterday...

I wondered if I still had my LP...

I do...




 ...and I found a note in my diary for November 1974 re buying it at Cockburn Street Market for just 110 of your English new pence...


...although £1.10, inflation adjusted is £9.77 today...

My copy is not a pink label original (which change hands for around £250 these days) but, this "palm tree" version is still worth a respectable £120 or so - not that I'll be selling it any time soon...

Despite the above, I didn't play it - although it's been an all time fave since the day I bought it...

Out this morning for breakfast and then Xmas shopping - including something for new grandnephew Dougie...

This, of course, included a trip to Fopp - I swithered over discs by Django Reinhardt and The Orb but, in the end, came away with nothing (apart from what Anne might have bought me)...

No lunch...

In the afternoon, some music listening, including Chet Baker and Miles Davis from yesterday's Secret Santa, some new music from Tangerine Dream - the first ever without founder Edgar Froese - and further music released in 2015...

Also found a few jazz compilations that were missing from iTunes and rectified the situation...

In footie, Hearts were beaten by a penalty in the last 5 minutes in Aberdeen - a bizarre give away by their defender, for no apparent reason - meanwhile, last night, Queens came from behind at home to Raith to draw 1-1...

In the evening, a very tasty curry from The Curry House - now returned to service after a 10 month or so hiatus while they moved premises...

"Strictly" was watched but with jazz on the cans and a goodly amount of snoozing...

No "Dr Who" this week so "Big Bang" and "Dad's Army" filled the void, before episodes 7 & 8 of  the excellent "The Bridge III" took us to bedtime...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : Uptown with Anne...

2 comments:

Disco Stu said...

Wow, you've always kept a diary.

David Quartet said...

1974-1983 - a reasonable amount of commentary but it fizzles out for most of the time - I did, though, record all the records I bought...