Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Letting others choose the music can be entertaining...

Haydn - 107 Symphonies
Biffy Clyro - A Celebration of Endings
Covet - Technicolor
Benedikt Koehlen - Hartmann: Sonate 27 - Janáček: 1.X.1905
Udo Lindenberg - Mach Dein Ding! OST
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Disquietmusik III
Max Richter - Voices
Joni Mitchell - Dreamland
Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Betts(JP)/Sappow - Asahi (Sappow Remix)
Arve Henriksen - Strjon
Prokofiev - String Quartets
Jeroen Van Veen - Minimal Piano Collection Vols XXI-XXVIII
Loscil - Adrift
Cloudland Blue Quartet - Cage
Afenginn - Klingra
Various Artists - Funk Soul Classics
Various Artists - C.Sides Compilation 2006
Rammstein - Untitled
Holmboe - The Complete String Quartets
FRKTL - Excision After Love Collapses
Capella De La Torre - Una serata Venexiana
Rihm - Klavierwerke 1966-2000
The Neal Morse Band - The Great Adventour - Live in BRNO 2019
Rammstein - Made in Germany
King Crimson - The Elements - 2019 Tour Box
Steve Harley - Uncovered
Blow - Venus & Adonis
Bach, J S - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (String Trio Version)
De Vries, Guittart, Janssen - Trios
Thorsten Quaeschning - The Munich Session
DJ Shadow - Our Pathetic Age
Various Composers - Fromm Music Foundation : Twentieth Century Composers Series
Eddie Henderson - Starburst
Rodrigo Leão - O Aniversário
Various Artists - C'est Chic! French Girl Singers Of The 1960s
Sault - Untitled (Black Is)
Sun O))) - Pyroclasts
Various Composers - Harenberg Konzertführer
Emerson Lake & Palmer - In The Hot Seat
William Tyler - Modern Country
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Return of the Manticore
Emerson Lake & Palmer - From The Beginning
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery Fanfare 1970-1997 Remastered
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends... Fanfare 1970-1997 Remastered
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Fanfare 1970-1997 Remastered
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Black Moon Fanfare 1970-1997 Remastered
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Trilogy Fanfare 1970-1997 Remastered
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Works
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Love Beach Fanfare 1970-1997 Remastered
Robert Fripp - Music For Quiet Moments
Various Composers - Classic CD Vol122
Lindsay String Quartet - Beethoven Quartet No 12
Gentle Giant - Civilian
Boom! Faithful/Rockall
Magazine - Scree
Jon Anderson - Is It Me [Single]
Cloudland Blue Quartet - The Best of CBQ 1996-2006
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Lost Trident Sessions
Cherubini - The String Quartets
White Denim - D
The Clash - The Story of the Clash
London Chamber Orchestra - LCO5
The Jacksons - Destiny
Various - Sixteen Years of Fun 1983-1999
Beck - Six Symphonies
Yes - Live From the House of Blues
Wetton Downes - Icon II

September gone...

I used to say - a weird month - but weird is now the norm...

Up late...


Lovely eggs this morning, if I say so myself...

Mid morning this arrived - the book that accompanies the 12 CD set which awaited me at a neighbour's house on our return from Germany...

It joins these recent bookly acquisitions...

This evening, I couldn't decide what to play...

I asked Twitter to give me:-

1)  a number between 1 and 349 to choose a box... 

2) a number between 1 and 25 to choose a CD from that box and...

3) a number between 1 and 10 to choose a track...

My Twitterchums determined my listening...

An eclectic mix indeed, including Bach, Beethoven, Gentle Giant, Boom!, Magazine, Jon Anderson, Cloudland Blue Quartet, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Cherubini, White Denim, The Clash, Dvorak, The Jacksons, Bryan Adams, Beck...  

Over 90 minutes of fun...

Highly entertaining. Thanks to everyone who gave me some numbers!


Highlight of the Day : Playing stuff kind of chosen by others...

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Stargirl and your monthly LPS can entertain...

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Voodoo Jive: The Best of Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Rory Gallagher - Deuce (CD)
Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
Euan Burton - Occurrences
The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt
Rory Gallagher - Rory Gallagher (CD)
Miike Snow - Miike Snow
Ravi Shankar - The Rough Guide To Ravi Shankar
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (Mobile Fidelity)
Brian Eno - Another Day on Earth
The Bad Plus - Never Stop II
Neal Morse - The Grand Experiment
King Crimson - The ConstruKction Of Light
Rush - My Favorite Headache
Kansas - In The Spirit Of Things
Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
Paul Buchanan - Mid Air
Rheostatics - Here Come The Wolves
Marillion - Happiness Is The Road
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Gang Of Four - Entertainment!
Chris Squire - Fish Out Of Water
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
Midlake - The Courage Of Others
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Tarkus
AC/DC - Blow Up Your Video
Biffy Clyro - Opposites
Bill Nelson - Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights
The Doors - L. A. Woman
The Beatles - With The Beatles
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Beware
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
Sting - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
The Move - Shazam
Air - Moon Safari
Chicago - Chicago III
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
Soft Cell - The Art Of Falling Apart
Wayne Shorter - Juju
Procol Harum - Shine on Brightly
Dio - Dream Evil
Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor (Limited Deluxe Version)
Arovane & Porya Hatami - C.H.R.O.N.O.S
The Beatles - Revolver
The KLF - Chill Out
Françoise Hardy - Ma Jeunesse Fout Le Camp...
John Grant - Queen Of Denmark
Propaganda - A Secret Wish
David Sylvian - Secrets Of The Beehive
Everything Everything - Get To Heaven
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That`s What I`m Not
Yes - Relayer
Rush - Presto
John Coltrane - Coltrane Jazz
Lady Gaga - Artpop
The Tubes - The Tubes
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
Laura Pausini - Simili
Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Ragged Glory
Yes - The Yes Album
Norah Jones - Feels Like Home
Lou Reed & Metallica - Lulu
Bon Iver - Bon Iver
Jethro Tull - J-Tull Dot Com
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Alice Cooper - Trash
Hawkwind - Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music
Talk Talk - Spirit Of Eden
Soft Machine - Hidden Details
The Doors - The Doors
The Mars Volta - Amputechture
Neil Young - Harvest
Depeche Mode - Ultra
The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome
Kamasi Washington - The Epic
Hank Mobley - Roll Call
The Tubes - Now
Laura Pausini - Fatti sentire
Justin Rutledge - Valleyheart
Sly & the Family Stone - Fresh
Laurie Anderson - Mister Heartbreak
Genesis - Foxtrot
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
Adel Tawil - So Schön Anders
Girls Aloud - Tangled Up
Roy Ayers - His Master's Voice : All Time Greats
William Tyler - Modern Country
Various Artists - Jackie Brown OST
Tangerine Dream - In Search Of Hades - The Virgin Recordings 1973 – 1979
Andy Williams - The Very Best Of Andy Williams
Tangerine Dream - Recurring Dreams
Frost* - Others
Rodrigo Leão - O Aniversário
Phronesis - We Are All
Eddie Henderson - Starburst
Purcell - A Purcell Companion
Kim Weston - The Motown Anthology
Various Composers - Black Composers Series 1974-1978
Holmboe - The Complete String Quartets
Haydn - 107 Symphonies
Biffy Clyro - A Celebration of Endings
Covet - Technicolor

Up late again...

Scenes from the morning...

I seem to have successfully rid my Twitter timeline of "trends" by setting the location to "Albania" (later amended to the even more obscure "Aruba")...

In other news, people are listening to my podcasts, which is nice...

"Dave, what's you favourite music genre?"

"That would be "Subjectively Good""...

Today, I listened to my "Albums of the Month" playlist, on shuffle...

That is, one LP released each month, from when I was born, through to now (736 LPs so far)....

Of course, this means, if two classic LPs came out in the same month, only one can be included...

And so, 81 "subjectively good" LPs were sampled today...

Scenes from this evening...

As the ultimately very enjoyable "Stargirl" came to an end...

Eventually, the Exec Producer advised it was officially “bed time”...

She was right...


I do not like sleeping...

Oh well...

Highlight of the Day : Favourite music and a satisfactory ending to "Stargirl"...

Monday, September 28, 2020

A rare foray into quasi-normality...

Refused - War Music
junklight - Last Light
John Coltrane - European Tour 1962
Mogwai - Zero Zero Zero 
Various Composers - Harenberg Konzertfuhrer
Various Composers - Black Composers Series
Mario Lo Comte - Ginastera Mompou Gershwin
Nancy Wilson - The Capital Years
Barry White - Stone Gon'
Various - Magic Moments 13 : Music in the Spirit of Jazz
Chuck Berry - All Time Greats
Les Arts Florisants - A Celebration 30 Years
Georgie Fame - Fame at Last
Weinberg - Clarinet Works
Various - Funk Soul Classics
Bliss - Clarinet Quintet
Various - A Cellarful of Motown Vol 4
Jazz Sabbath - Jazz Sabbath
Yehudi Menuhin - Les introuvables de
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (Mobile Fidelity)
Miike Snow - Miike Snow
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Voodoo Jive: The Best of Screamin' Jay Hawkins
The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt
Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
Rory Gallagher - Rory Gallagher (CD)
Ravi Shankar - The Rough Guide To Ravi Shankar
Rory Gallagher - Deuce (CD)
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Voodoo Jive: The Best of Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen

Another Monday pulled into view...

And, once more, I needed to not WFH but, rather, WFO...

This led to a walk at lunchtime up to Tollcross...

Uh oh...

These in the BHF...

This in the Salvation Army...

These in the Cancer Research shop...

Total outlay was under a tenner...

In the evening, Anne came into town to meet up for dinner at Quattro Zero...

Most enjoyable...

...and were home in time for "University Challenge"...

It was almost normal...

Highlight of the Day : Dinner with Anne...