Sunday, December 10, 2017

Musicking again...

Playlist
Richard Skelton - Thirty Works
Various Artists - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2017 Vols 1-52
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Disquietmusik
David Reilly - Rubinmusik 1977-2017 (Remixed Remastered)

Slept in till 9:30 - no gym today - temperatures below zero...



New to me music from Richard Skelton via a chance posting on the Twitter...

And, of course, Tiger reappeared...




Some work on the "Rubinmusik" collection, including a cover revamp...


Equipment retrieved from the attic and loaded into the car...

At 11:30, off back to Roslin, this time to drummer Johnny's where drummer and now bassist Keith and I were greeted by Dr Prog's brother, his wife Moira and delightful daughter Chloe...

Once again, I forgot to document the visit so here are a couple of pics from the first visit back in February...



In all, we played for a round 2.5 hours - Chloe and Moira guested at points on tambourine and shaker...

Around 15 or so covers were attempted and some rust was evident but we have put a date in the diary to reconvene in January...

A step forward...

Stu Cobley may join us on guitar...

Back home, it was still freezing...


-4 degrees...


Tiger popped in yet again - he needs to spend more time in his own house...

Some TV was watched, "Strictly", the final "Blue Planet II" and two episodes of "Zapped"'s second series...

Left Anne watching football to get this up to date...


...and to bed around midnight...

Highlight of the Day : Playing...

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Old lady seemingly more popular than new LP...

Playlist
2raumwohnung - Nacht und Tag
The Mute Gods - tardigrades will inherit the earth
The National - Sleep Well Beast
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Vietnam War (Original Score)
Morrissey - Low In High School
Sparks - Hippopotamus
Threshold - Legends Of The Shires
Bill Orcutt - Bill Orcutt
Nordic Giants - Amplify Human Vibration
This Patch Of Sky - These Small Spaces
Jason van Wyk - Opacity
Tori Amos - Native Invader
Magma Waves - And Who Will Take of You Now
Mogwai - Every Country's Sun
Tony MacAlpine - Death of Roses
Daniel Cavanagh - Monochrome
Leprous - Malina
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
Behind the Shadow Drops - Harmonic
Steve Roach - Nostalgia for the Future
The Killers - Wonderful Wonderful (Deluxe Edition)
Max Richter - Taboo (Music From The Original TV Series)
Ollie Howell - Self-Identity
Brian Eno - Reflection
Blackfield - Blackfield V
Glories - There Is No Stillness
flyingdeadman - 56 seasons
Torgeir Waldemar - No Offending Borders
Grandaddy - Last Place
KXM - Scatterbrain
Kepler Ten - Delta - V
Carducci Quartet w/ Ian Anderson - Jethro Tull - The String Quartets
Sleepmakeswaves - Made of breath only
Ayreon - The Source
Lonely Robot - The Big Dream
Anathema - The Optimist
Mostly Autumn - Sight Of Day
Labyrinth - Architecture Of A God
Deep Purple - Infinite
Roger Waters - Is This The Life We Really Want?
Lambert - Sweet Apocalypse
Bjørn Riis - Forever Comes to an End
Orion Tango - The Apple of No
Mike Oldfield - Return To Ommadawn
Kaprekar's Constant - Fate Outsmarts Desire
Atlas - Atlas
The Physics House Band - Mercury Fountain
Coppice Halifax - White Pillar
Roedelius, Chaplin & Heath - Triptych in Blue
Pixie Ninja - Ultrasound
Alice Cooper - Paranormal
The Tangent - The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery
Styx - The Mission
Steven Wilson - To The Bone
Motorpsycho - Here Be Monsters
Motorpsycho - The Tower
Lambert - Day by Day Project
Richard Barbieri - Planets + Persona
Ke$ha - Rainbow
Elbow - Little Fictions
Lana Del Rey - Lust For Life
RTFACT - Life Is Good
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Disquietmusik
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Live Set Podcast 2017
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Anthology : Rubinmusik 1977-2016
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Live Set Run Through (2017-08-20)
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Four Last Things (Pedantic Pedestrian Remixes)
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Rubinmusik 1977-2017 (Remixed Remastered)
Big Big Train - Grimspound
musicformessier - Constellations I.
Cloudland Blue Quartet - 2017 Live Set
Klaus Schulze - Contemporary Works
Richard Skelton - Thirty Works
Earth Wind & Fire - Box Set

Up early but no podcast (yet) to upload...

Working on other stuff re music of of the year...

A long playlist today as I listened back to the over 130 2017 LPs in the collection...

To the gym, under good early skies...












A reasonable amount of distance covered on the machines and then a wander in Sainsbury...

Swithered over a couple of these- just as well I did not buy as they were deemed to be "too big"...


Mmm, storage - a box taken...


As I wandered around, Roger Waters popped up on my headphones and my thoughts turned to this time both seven and six years ago and the fate of my wee sister...

Home for breakfast and some TV, the latest episodes of "Love, Lies and Records" - in which we are starting to detect some holes but it's entertaining nonetheless...

In the afternoon, with Anne off to see Hearts' first win at the revamped Tyncastle (1-0 over Motherwell), I had eschewed a visit to Dunfermline to see Queens - turned out to be a glorious 5-2 away win with Stephen Dobbie securing a hat trick in the last 16 minutes of the game...

Drat...

Anyway, I recorded and uploaded the podcast and uploaded and released the latest CBQ album, the 15th of soundscapes since 1996 - "Disquietmusik" - which comprises the guitarscapes recorded back in July...


In the evening, took Anne to her Xmas party then drove out to my mum's...

It was time for some cheering up as we recalled sister Pam finally losing her just over a year long fight against her brain tumour...

With sister Sheila off to Yorkshire to celebrate great nephew wee Dougie's second birthday, just me and my old ma were out tonight...

The venue was Cibo near Roslin...




Crackers were pulled and Xmas hats were donned...



The food was good...


...and much enjoyed...

Especially the ice cream...





...and the chat was surprisingly good too...

I introduced my mum to the Twitter...

Her pictures seemed to garner more interest than my new LP...

And so it goes...

Out...


...and home, where mum was looking forward to catching up with "Strictly"...



Some listening and surfing as I waited on the call from Anne...

Of course, Tiger popped in for a visit on my return home...



...and was still here when Anne hit the sack, all partied out...


Eventually, he had to be ejected so that I too could get to bed...

A packed day...

Highlight of the Day : New album out...

Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2017 Vol 49


Still eclectic, if perhaps not quite as diverse as some weeks, this week's selection features a trio of tracks chosen by Brian Eno (albeit in 1991) some recent acquisitions and a track from the brand new CBQ album, released today (9/12/17). Hope you enjoy!

Featured Recordings:-


Laura Pausini - Laura Xmas
Various Composers - Music Before Revolution
Ryan Adams - 1989
Various - Brian Eno - Desert Island Discs
Chic - Real People
Rufus Harley - A Tribute to Courage
Ben Frost - Super Dark Times
The Rural Alberta Advantage - The Wild
Pat Metheny Group - Unity Village
Scott Fields - Music for the Radio Program This American Life
Various - You're the Guy I Want to Share My Money With
Renaud - Rouge Sang
Orrin Evans - Captain Black
Snarky Puppy - GroundUp
Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift
Neil Young & Promise of the Real - The Visitor
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Disquietmusik
Jon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra - Diverted Travels
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Pocono International Raceway 8th July 1972 (Fanfare 1970-1997)
Green Day - Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band
The Shires - My Universe
Morrissey - Low In High School
St. Vincent - Masseduction
Beyonce - LEMONADE
Björk - Utopia

Do fave, share, comment and pop back next week for more (or delve into the back catalogue)...

Thanks for taking the time to listen...

Friday, December 08, 2017

Getting out early can be good...

Playlist
Laura Pausini - Laura Xmas (Deluxe)
Various Composers - Music Before Revolution
Ryan Adams - 1989
Various Artists - Brian Eno - Desert Island Discs
Chic - Real People
Rufus Harley - A Tribute to Courage
Ben Frost - Super Dark Times
The Rural Alberta Advantage - The Wild
Pat Metheny Group - Unity Village
Scott Fields - Music for the Radio Program This American Life
Various Artists - You're the Guy I Want to Share My Money With
Renaud - Rouge Sang
Orrin Evans - Captain Black
Snarky Puppy - GroundUp
Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift (Deluxe Edition)
Neil Young & Promise of the Real - The Visitor
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Morphinecodex
Jon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra - Diverted Travels
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Pocono International Raceway 8th July 1972 Fanfare 1970-1997 Remastered
Green Day - Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band
Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans - Definitive Edition 2016
Ranges - The Ascensionist
St. Vincent - Masseduction
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Disquietmusik
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
flyingdeadman - 56 seasons
Ayreon - The Source
Tony MacAlpine - Death of Roses
Rivers & Robots - Presents  ... Still Vol. 1

Up early and out into the dark...






A Chinese lunch on the house...

Home at the end of a fraught week...

Some nice bread for a late tea...

More telly watched, including the second of the "Holby" two parter - Valentine and Raff exited...

Boo...

Highlight of the Day : Morning views...

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Party animal, kind of...

Playlist
Various Artists - A History of the Single - The 1960s
Various Artists - A History of the Single - The 1970s
Various Artists - A History of the Single - The 1980s
Various Artists - A History of the Single - The 1990s
Various Artists - A History of the Single - The 2000s
Various Artists - A History of the Single - The 2010s
Various Artists - Party Music - Xmas 2017

Today, a party...


Or rather, this evening...






It went well...

Anne's trip to the botanics lights (as per last year) cancelled due to stormy conditions - we will both attend later in the month...

I was not the worse for wear, due to my "organiser" status...

You could not hear the music for most of the night...

Home around 10 and some more stacked up telly watched...

Highlight of the Day : Party...