Wednesday, December 13, 2017

It's great to be wanted...

Various Artists - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2017 Vols 1-52
Neal Morse - Lifeline
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (Remaster)
Fehlfarben - Monarchie Und Alltag (Remaster)
Dexter Gordon - Go
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Rheostatics - Introducing Happiness
Gentle Giant - Free Hand (Remaster)
Eric Dolphy - Outward Bound
Paul Buchanan - Mid Air
Brian Eno - The Drop
Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
Spock's Beard - Snow
Yes - Open Your Eyes
Sparks - Number One In Heaven
The Cure - Disintegration
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Spock's Beard - The Oblivion Particle
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
The Blue Nile - High
Happy Apple - Happy Apple Back on Top
Lou Reed - Berlin
The Tubes - Young and Rich
Roy Harper - HQ
Brian Eno & John Cale - Wrong Way Up
Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy
Yes - Big Generator
Bidiniband - In The Rock Hall
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (RM)
David Sylvian - Gone To Earth (Remaster)
Yes - Magnification
Robert Fripp - Let The Power Fall
Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
Rainbow - Rainbow Rising
Nico - Chelsea Girl
Rheostatics - 2067
Uriah Heep - Sweet Freedom
Coppice Halifax - White Pillar
Julien Marchal - Insight III
Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Tony MacAlpine - Death of Roses

Up super early to finish off the podcast and so, lashings of coffee were required...

At lunchtime, the Secret Santa was acquired re a party tomorrow...

In the evening, mostly just relaxing and watching TV - when I really ought to have been working on the anthology to get it out while I'm still in my fortieth year of spectacularly unsuccessful music making...

Although, today, I did receive an e-mail form the department of the Popular Music Curator at the British Library Sound Archive (formerly the National Sound Archive)...

Apparently they've been checking out my music, both at Bandcamp and on the Crispycat Website and believe I am making "some really great & interesting music" (glad someone thinks that!), of which, they have, sad to say, nothing in the collection...

They want to change that and wonder if I'd be interested in donating any or, indeed, all of my releases to the Archive...

They are offering to provide world class facilities with which they can give me the safest possible home for my work, both for preservation and access, for many generations to come....

Which is good...

In fact, given I have no children and there is so little interest in what I do, I'd go as far as to say that it's ideal...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : The British Library Sound Archive wants my music...


Disco Stu said...

Nice one David. Dirty Men in a Red Car will live forever.

Cloudland Blue Quartet said...

Even more time to put your babies in a "something" jar - jeez can't even remember my own lyrics now... Ah yes, pickle jar!

Disco Stu said...

Ha, ha. Classic.