Saturday, December 01, 2018

The boys are back in town...

Various Artists - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2017 Vols 1-52
The Stranglers - No More Heroes
Various Artists - Pulp Fusion Vol. 8 - Revival Boogie Down
Björk - Utopia
Paper Tether - Empty Names
Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Monk Box Set
Donna Summer - Endless Summer: Donna Summer's Greatest Hits
Lupe Fiasco - Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor
Rod Stewart - The Best Of Rod Stewart
Glenn Gould - Plays Bach
Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker With Strings: The Master Takes
Various Artists - The World's Greatest Trance
Black Stone Cherry - Family Tree
Bach - Das Orgelwerk - Complete Edition
Frank Zappa - Does Humor Belong In Music?
!!! - !!!
!!! - Louden Up Now
Save Us from the Archon - Melancholia
The Upsetters - Africa's Blood
Rojas - Cancion de Cuna
Various Composers - Moon, Sun & All Things - Baroque Music From Latin America, Vol. 2
Frank Zappa - You Are What You Is
Stratovarius - Enigma: Intermission II
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - SAHB Stories
Various Artists - The Wire Tapper 03
Various Artists - 101 Punk & New Wave Anthems
Taylor Swift - Red (Deluxe Edition)
Various Artists - Virtually Alternative #077
Various Artists - Sunday Times Music Collection Vol 2
Various Artists - Billboard Top 100 1982
Schumann - The Complete Piano Works
Rheostatics - Melville
Elvis Presley - Memories: The '68 Comeback Special
Alex Machacek - 24 Tales
Bill Orcutt - Bill Orcutt
Capital Models - Live 29 November 2014
Capital Models - Live at the Kilted Pig 2012-04-21
Various Artists - Further Beyond Nashville
Various Artists - Move On Up, Vol. 2
Shivaree - Rough Dreams
Various Artists - The Annual 2003 (Ministry of Sound)
Poppy - Poppy.Computer
Bela B - Bingo
Jenkins, J - All In A Garden Green
Various Artists - Now Hear This! April 2006 (Word)
The Beatles - Chronology
Die Ärzte - Runter mit den Spendierhosen, Unsichtbarer!
Hawkwind - Alien 4
Rigatti - Venetian Vespers
Muddy Waters - The Anthology 1947-1972
Ligeti - The Ligeti Project
Jakko - Mustard Gas And Roses
Various Artists - 100 Hits: 80s Essentials
Atlantis Quartet - X
Muddy Waters - The Anthology 1947-1972
Russ Ballard - The Very Best Of Russ Ballard
Various Artists - Honey Honey
Collegium Terpsichore - Dances from Terpsichore
Journey - Eclipse
The xx - I See You
The Black Dog - Textures
Moebius - Musik für Metropolis
Mendelssohn - Romances sans paroles
Frank Zappa - Civilization Phaze III
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Greatest Hits
Eloy - Silent Cries And Mighty Echoes
Kevin Drumm - The March Flog
Motörhead - Bad Magic
Mozart - Mozart
Beethoven - Beethoven; Dvořák: Piano Trios
Audiomachine - Life
Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6
Various Artists - Best of The Sixties
Catalani - La Wally
Bach, J S - Choräle
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Anotherhappyday
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Anthology : Rubinmusik 1977-2016
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Ersatzreal
John Coltrane - The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions
Rare Earth - Band Together
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Starlightnight
Tom Paxton - Ramblin' Boy
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Doveloveshawk
Bruno Pronsato - US Drag
Cloudland Blue QuartetvDeeperdown
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Ampersand
Makoto Moroi - Electronic Panorama
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons, L'Estro Armonico, Etc
Various Artists - Milano Jukebox 2003
Eloy - Eloy
Frank Zappa - FZ:OZ
Prokofiev; Scriabin; Shostakovich - Complete Piano Sonatas
Schoenberg - Pierrot Lunaire; Serenade; Die eiserne Brigade
Various Artists - Chillout Moods
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Callingstill
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Soundingfall
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Twentyseventeen
Monteverdi - Monteverdi: Madrigals Book 3

It's Saturday, so up early...

Three hours later, this...

Breakfast at home with the EP post posting up the podcast and carrying on with the latest project - to fill my phone (256GB) with music I've acquired but not yet listened to...

Can't get it all in but I reckon probably everything since December 2015...

Later, Anne was off out Xmas shopping...

I found a spreadsheet I'd been looking for for a while - it list every song I've played live since my return to the fray on 30 January 2003, after something like a 5 year hiatus re performing...

It had not been updated since my last full gig as Cloudland Blue Quartet, on 3 March 2012, 5 months before the release of my last song-based LP, "Starlightnight"...

It has now...

Some numbers...

From January 2003 to now, I've performed 132 times, including 53 full gigs and played 909 songs, comprising 199 different titles, including 106 CBQ songs, 27 of my own pre-CBQ songs and 66 covers...


I didn't perform as CBQ at all in 2013, 2015 or 2017 (in fact, in 2017, I didn't perform full stop)...

I've only performed 15 times since that last full CBQ gig in 2012 and 7 of those were covers sets, either solo, as a trio, a quartet and, now a quintet...

Other than two songs in 2014, I didn't perform as CBQ for four years (almost to the day) after that 2012 gig...

Since 2012, just 8 CBQ outings, 2 of which were at private parties...

No full gigs, just 21 songs in six and a half years, comprising 16 different titles, including 11 CBQ songs, 2 of my own pre-CBQ songs and 3 covers...

So lazy...

Anyway, over to my mum's for lunch, where nephew Andy and Great-Nephew Kerr were also in attendance...

Here, Andy shows my mum the progress on his extension down in Leeds...

...while Kerr does his best to get out of shot...

Later Andy showed Kerr how to do dishes...

On the way home, communication with a tired from too much walking and hardly any Xmas present finding EP led to me picking her up on Lothian Road...

Home for a relaxing evening of curry, "Strictly" and finishing off the filling up the phone with unheard music project...

Today's artwork, "Looking at the New Build"...

Highlight of the Day : The boys at Loanhead...

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