Friday, August 31, 2018

Birthday night out...

Peter Gabriel - So
Chris Rea - On The Beach
Cocteau Twins - Those Eyes, That Mouth [Single]
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Maximum Joy
Various - Now That's 1987-02 - 1987-05
Various - Billboard Top 100 1987
Roger Waters - Radio Waves
The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
The Psychedelic Furs - All Of This And Nothing
New Order - Substance
Sparks - Singles 1972-2009
Icehouse - Man of Colours
Rush - Hold Your Fire
Roger Waters - The Tide Is Turning (After Live Aid) (Single)
New Order - The Best Of New Order
Paul McCartney - All The Best!
Pink Floyd - On The Turning Away [Single]
Falco - Body Next to Body
Belinda Carlisle - Heaven On Earth
Zodiac Mindwarp & Love Reaction - The Best Of Zodiac Mindwarp And The Love Reaction
Sandra - 18 Greatest Hits
Sparks - Interior Design
Morrissey - Viva Hate
Swimming With Sharks - Careless Love [Single]
The Church - Starfish
Goodbye Mr Mackenzie - Good Deeds And Dirty Rags
Swimming With Sharks - No Longer Friends [Single]
Talking Heads - Naked
Pet Shop Boys - Pop Art
Falco - Wiener Blut
Capital Models - Roslin Set Run Through
Various - Billboard Top 100 1988
New Order - Don't Do It [Single]
Sparks & Les Rita Mitsouko - Marc & Robert
Gloria Estefan - The Essential Gloria Estefan
New Order - Singles
Lou Reed - New York
It Bites - Still Too Young To Remember (Single)
David Bowie - Tin Machine
Anderson Brufird Wakeman Howe - Brother Of Mine [Single]
Alice Cooper - Trash
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Albinoni Vs Star Wars [Single]
David Bowie - Little Wonder [Single]
Madredeus - O Espírito Da Paz
Françoise Hardy - Messages Personnels (Box Set)
U2 - Pop
James - Whiplash
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
David Bowie - Dead Man Walking [Single]
Ian Hunter - The Artful Dodger
Alice Cooper - A Fistful Of Alice
Radiohead - OK Computer
Texas - White On Blonde
David Bowie - The Complete Singles Collection 1964-2017
Laura Pausini - Le Cose Che Vivi
Dar Williams - End Of The Summer
Bryan Adams - On A Day Like Today
King Crimson - The Singles Collection
Genesis - Carpet Crawl '99 [Single]
Alice Cooper - Singles Real & Imaginary 1965-2017
Moby - Play
Alice Cooper - Brutal Planet
Icehouse - The Berlin Tapes
Don Henley - Inside Job
Madonna - Music
Coldplay - Parachutes
Robbie  Williams - Greatest Hits
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Anotherhappyday
Dar Williams - The Beauty Of The Rain
Kraftwerk - Expo2000
James - Millionaires
David Bowie - Hours
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Doveloveshawk
Lene Marlin - Playing My Game
Ben & Jason - Romeo And Juliet Are Drowning
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Twenty Twenty Vision (Single)
Various - Billboard Top 100 1979
David Sylvian - Dead Bees On A Cake
Various - Sounds of the Sixties - 1967: Year Of Peace And Love

August away - a busy month...

Refilling my 160GB iPod, post inadvertent self deletion process late last night....

A podcast to record for tomorrow....

Continuing to compile playlists of "My Own No 1 Records 1959-2018"....

Rehearsing for tomorrow's performance....

Didn't get round to continuing the  #Yesathon but I only have 2LPs to go....

And so the day was filled with nonsense...

In the evening, over to Loanhead and picked my mum up on her 88th birthday and took her to the Sun Inn for a family dinner...

Six weeks since Ali and Julie's wedding already...

Mum had trouble finishing her burger...

...while the rest of us tucked in without a problem...

Pork and black pudding Wellington...

Puddings too were enjoyed...

Somehow, despite having no room for a burger...

...mum easily scoffed a giant Knickerbocker Glory...

Home in the dark - mum's garden looking good in that "light"...

Today's artwork, "88 Year Old Lady with Knickerbocker Glory"...

Highlight of the Day : Birthday night out...

Thursday, August 30, 2018

A walk in the park...

Yes - Open Your Eyes
Yes - The Ladder
Yes - Magnification
Françoise Hardy - Best of des années Flarenasch
Michael Nyman - Gattaca
Cloudland Blue Quartet - 2017 Live Set
The Technos - 12inch Collection
Heaven 17 - The Best Of Heaven 17
Roger Hodgson - In The Eye Of The Storm
The Blue Nile - A Walk Across The Rooftops
Eric Clapton (with Michael Kamen) - Edge of Darkness
Lou Reed - September Song [Single]
Madonna - Like A Virgin
Cocteau Twins - The Pink Opaque
Various - Billboard Top 100 1986
Propaganda - A Secret Wish
New Order - Low-Life
David Bowie - Tonight
Sparks - Music That You Can Dance To
Kate Bush - Anthology
Falco - Body Next to Body
Rush - Power Windows
The Jesus And Mary Chain - 21 Singles 1984-1998
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Brother Of Mine [Single]
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Albinoni Vs Star Wars [Single]
Brian Eno - Apollo Atmospheres & Soundtracks
The Cult - Pure Cult
Don Henley - Building The Perfect Beast
Asia - Astra
David Bowie - Tonight
Falco - Falco 3 (UK Edition)
Peter Gabriel - So
Icehouse - Measure for Measure
Fra Lippo Lippi - Songs
Dio - Sacred Heart
Colin Blunstone - Where Do We Go From Here [Single]
Yello - One Second
Alice Cooper - Constrictor

Up early...

...and much of the day spent listening to fave singles/tracks from the past...

Mid-afternoon, over to Scotland's erstwhile capital, Dunfermline...

To the Abbey...

...where King Robert...

...the Bruce... buried (except for his heart - that was taken on a Crusade to Jerusalem and was subsequently buried in Melrose)...

There is a 3D estimate of what his tomb looked like, before being destroyed/plundered...

It's believed the remains found here in the 1800s are his...

The declaration which states that Scots will never be ruled by the English...

More ruins, attached to the abbey and pre-dating it......

There were squirrels a plenty... we walked the through the gardens bequeathed to the city by Andrew Carnegie, probably its most famous son...

Into the town for a look around...

We ended up in the Creepy Wee Pub for a drink...

..then, back past the heritage quarter... Kushi's...

...for tasty Karahis...


Back home for some telly watching and some music listening...

Today's artwork, "Small Skeletal Figure"...

Highlight of the Day : A walk in the park...