Wednesday, July 08, 2020

New stuff can be good stuff...

Various Composers - 20th Century Classics
The Tubes - What Do You Want From Live
Iggy Pop - TV Eye
Man - Slow Motion
Tim Curry - Fearless
Magazine - Play
Bill Spooner - First Chud
Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters
Dead Kennedys - In Go We Trust Inc [EP]
The Bears - The Bears
KMRU - Variations (Installation)
KMRU - East
KMRU - Byculla
KMRU - Continual
KMRU - Odra
KMRU - Luft
Moe - This Is Not, We Are
Eric Dolphy - Out There
Micachu & The Shades; LondonSinfonietta - Chopped and Screwed at Kings Place 01-05-10
Grand Funk - Survival
Pet Shop Boys - Hyde Park
Electric Light Orchestra - Showdown

Ok it was definitely Wednesday today...

Some bathroom shots...

Before getting the day off to a good start with Richard Strauss's "Also Sprach Zarathustra" - the whole 32 minute thing though, not just the opening from "2001"...

Today, following yesterday's successes, I finally tracked down another seven long lost titles from the old LP collection (plus last night's late acquisition from Buddy Miles)...

I was pleased...

Record of the day, following on from playing yesterday's random choice by The Tubes, a day late, was "The Bears", by The Bears...

The band features Adrian Belew...

...which is the reason I have this LP...

...and its follow up, which will, no doubt, also be randomly chosen at some point in the coming months...

An article on The Wire's website, bemoaning the lack of non-white contributers to weird left field music, led me to download a plethora of releases by Kenyan soundscaper, field recordist and looper, Joseph Kamaru aka KMRU...

Most of these are one track singles - I didn't go that mad...

...but here's a good wee film about how he works...

(This film then led me tomorrow, to download a load of stuff by another performer - but that's for tomorrow)...

Lovely spag bog for tea...

...followed by a visit from a wee friend...

...who was, of course, only here for one thing...

Cheeky boy...

Later on, some upstairs listening in the back room - Eric Dolphy, London Sinfonietta...


 ...Grand Funk...

...before falling asleep downstairs to Pet Shop Boys at Hyde Park...

To bed early doors, with ELO...

Highlight of the Day : New music from Kenya...

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

It's Monday, isn't it, no...

Tori Amos - The Beekeeper
Brahms - Piano Works
Giorgia - Greatest Hits - Le Cose Non Vanno Mai Come Credi
Gentle Giant - Memories of Old Days - A Collection of Curios, Bootlegs, Live Tracks, Rehearsals and Demos 1975-1980
Various Artists - 100 Hits: The Best Jazz Album
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz Impressions Of Japan
James Brown - Please Please Please
Various Artists - Love - 120 Original Hits
Concordia - The Glory Of Venice
Various Composers - Collection CIC 2014
The Thing - Shake
Various Artists - Chicago Hit Factory - The Vee-Jay Story 1953-1966
Nitin Sawhney - All Mixed Up
Various Artists - Chillout Moods
Various Artists - The Wire Tapper 31
John Wallace: Philharmonia Orchestra - Haydn: Trumpet Concerto & Other Classical Concerti
Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming
Telemann - Trumpet Concerto, Suites and Overture
David Patrick Octet - Igor Stravinsky, The Rite Of Spring
Rotary Connection - Black Gold:The Very Best Of
The Stylistics - The Best Of The Stylistics
Various Artists - A Cellarful Of Motown
Various Artists - Glitterbox - Pump The Boogie
Mogwai - Kin
Leo Kottke - The Best
Elvis Costello - The Very Best Of Elvis Costello
Various Composers - Scandinavian Masterpieces
The Amsterdam Chamber Music Society - Treasures of Russian Chamber Music
Rod Stewart - Atlantic Crossing
Various Artists - The Hard Bop Collection
10cc - I'm Not In Love: The Essential 10cc
Various Composers - The Romantic Age
Icebreaker - Rogue's Gallery
Händel - Alessandro
Erdmann - Solo-Konzerte Und Orchestermusik
Various Composers - Modern American Music Series
Various Composers - Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr Vol 17
John Coltrane - Trane 90
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
Lang Lang - Best Of Lang Lang
Händel - Orlando
Adiemus - Adiemus 2 - Cantata Mundi
Cassandra Wilson - New Moon Daughter
Various Artists - Dub II
The Damned - Smash It Up: The Anthology 1976-1987
DJ Hell - Teufelswerk (CD)
Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen (Neuhold)
Various Composers - Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr Vol 26
Various Artists - Rockabilly : Red Hot & Rare Volume One
Gambaro - Wind Quartets
Fire Engines - Codex Teenage Premonition
Holmboe - The Complete String Quartets
Messiaen - Trois Petites Liturgies / Cinq Rechants / O Sacrum Convivium!
Anthony Braxton - Live At The Rainbow Gallery '77
Pond - Hobo Rocket
Various Artists - Kehakuma
Various Artists - 101 Northern Soul Anthems
Manu Chao - La Radiolina
Metallica - S & M
Average White Band - Gold
Albinoni - 8 Flute Concertos
Szymanowski - Complete Piano Music
Penguin Cafe Orchestra - When In Rome... [Live]
Max Richter - Sleep
Various Artists - The Best Air Guitar Album In The World Ever
Various Artists - Jack That Cat Was Clean
The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze: The Best Of The Isley Brothers
Various Artists - The Greatest Seventies Album
Matthew Good - Arrows of Desire
Orrin EvansvCaptain Black
Curtis Mayfield - Give It Up: The Best Of The Curtom Years 1970-1977
Various Composers - The Score
Various Artists - 100 Hits: Party Anthems
Tom Waits - Nighthawks At The Diner
Front 242 - Live Code 5413356424225
Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around
Minnie Riperton - The Best of Minnie Riperton
Various Artists - Covering The Covers
Wynton Marsalis - Swingin' Into The 21st
Shostakovich - Jazz & Ballet Suites, Film Music
Herman Van Veen - De Voetbalsupporter: Het Sterkste Van Herman Van Veen
Daby Balde - Le Marigot Club Dakar
Dave Samuels - Tjader-Ized (A Tribute To Cal Tjader)
Various Artists - Anthems: Electronic 80s
Various Artists - The Best Seventies Album In the World ...Ever! II
Various Composers - Shakespeare in Music
g.rag/zelig - implosion deluxxe Schöner Warten
k.d. lang - Hymns Of The 49th Parallel
Alice Cooper - Dirty Diamonds
Jon Anderson - Olias Of Sunhillow
Sparks - Whomp That Sucker
Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
Yes - Going For The One
Wayne Shorter - Juju
Thomas Köner - Motus
Leonard Cohen - The Future
GoGo Penguin - GoGo Penguin
Slow Children - Talk About Horses [Single]
Graham Parker - Vertigo: Singles Collection
L.T.D. - Love To The World
Nyman - Michael Nyman
The Passage - Pindrop
I Jah Man - Haile I Hymn
The Mighty Diamonds - Ice on Fire
Various Composers - 20th Century Masterpieces
Jade WarriorvWaves
Roger Waters - Amused to Death (Remixed)

Monday morning again...

No, wait, it was Tuesday wasn't it?  Yes it was...

Overcast so indoor scenes...

Once again, once it was charged up again, shuffling previously unlistened to songs on the iPod while the random LP of the day and the classical piece of the day waited their turn...

Stuff moved from the window sill in the back room to decorate the speakers...

Probably a mistake...

Coffee in the living room...

..and inspecting the 67 CDs which have entered the collection since the start of lockdown...

Until my visit to Fopp last Saturday morning, almost exclusively classical...

Mushrooms were involved in breakfast...

I do like a mushroom...

Today's classical piece was "La Mer" by Debussy...

Once again, I'm not a big fan of pieces for a large orchestra...

This was good - or it would have been had I gotten round to listening to it...

The sleeve conveys the excitement...

I finally got round to finding some LPs I used to have and which have eluded me for a long time...

...which was good...

Tonight, most likely the last family Zoom quiz, as niece in law Julie is due to give birth in a week's time...

We were quiz masters - Anne having compiled some excellent questions...

It went down very well and, for once, was extremely close...

Post that, some more elusive LP sourcing as "Buddy Miles Live" rejoined the collection after a number of decades away...

This is how....etc...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : Finding old albums I used to own...