Thursday, January 21, 2021

Let it snow...

Playlist
to follow

Nice and early rise...


..outside, this...


...liking it because I would not be going out in it...





Still early and working on all the new music downloaded over the past few days...


By breakfast time, the snow had stopped...






Granola and a banana...


...and an update on Anne's latest work...


A day of WFH...

And listening to new stuff - while it took an absolute age to get it into iTunes - so annoying and frustrating...

And compiling this week's podcast, which will feature a load of records I used to own, some new things by long time faves, only a couple of new releases, plus another new CBQ track...


Today's record was this, bought on release on import back in 1986...



There are at least three Sparks classics on this LP, the last I bought on vinyl...



For tea tonight, Anne's best ever prawn curry in the world...ever...


Oh yes...


And an evening of telly watching (Mary Beard's programme on Culture, "Winter Watch", "Death in Paradise") while big downloaded box sets etc made their way into iTunes without me standing there watching it and getting frustrated and annoyed...

Last thing, deciding to add Edward Spark's newly released track to the podcast, so one track on the pic above will need to be to dropped...

Then some more sorting out of the new music (including leaving stuff to load into iTunes overnight) and off to bed with "Sparklemusik" in the cans...

Highlight of the Day : Anne's Prawn Curry...

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Filling the gaps pt 685...

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To follow

Up just after six...


Looking up...



...including yesterday's celebratory card...


Outside, snow...







Inside, catching up...


...including filling in more gaps on the "records I used to own" front...


...and some looking at modern art...


Today's random record was this...


..by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Robin Scott of M and Adrian Belew, then of King Crimson..


..my last record acquired in 1982...


An Xmas present from Anne...


...along with DAF's "Fur Immer" and, recent catch up targets, The Church's "The Blurred Crusade"...

An excellent but sadly (as the phone was upstairs having today's downloads added to it) unpictured casserole, with swede and carrot mash...

Yumtastic...

On telly tonight? It's Friday morning now and I honestly can't remember...

No, wait, it was the second series of "The Bay" - a detective thing set in Morcambe...

Better than that sounds...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : Catching up with old stuff - and Anne's casserole...

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

A new dawn tomorrow...

Playlist
Cloudland Blue Quartet - The Uncertainty Block
Adam Lane Trio - Absolute Horizon
The Associates - The Affectionate Punch
Gentle Giant - Acquiring The Taste
Yes - The Yes Album
John Lennon - Imagine
Roy Harper - Sophisticated Beggar
Alice Cooper - Love It To Death
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Deep Purple - Fireball
Carole King - Tapestry
Alice Cooper - Puke on a Piece of Apple Pie
T Rex - Electric Warrior (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Deep Purple - Deep Purple in Rock
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Pictures At An Exhibition
Neu! - Neu!
Uriah Heep - Look At Yourself
Robert Wyatt - The End Of An Ear
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
Yes - Fragile
King Crimson - Islands
Deaf School - 2nd Honeymoon
Laurie Anderson - United States Live
Various Artists - Fill Your Head With Rock
Status Quo - Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo
David Gilmour - David Gilmour
John Foxx - The Garden
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
Random Hold - The View From Here
Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77
David Bowie - Heroes
M - The Official Secrets Act
Lonesome Stone - Lonesome Stone (Original Cast Album)
The Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Obscure 07 : Music From The Penguin Cafe
The Beach Boys - The Best of the Beach Boys Vol 3
Man - Slow Motion
Various Artists - Fright Night OST
Various - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2016-2021

Happy kind of anniversary to us...

41 years ago today I started to be Executively Produced at a party at my then flat in St Mary's St, off the Royal Mile, after Capital Models played the Netherbow Theatre, their 3rd gig...

To celebrate, I was up early...


...and out into the dark...



...before Anne awoke...



...and I obtained some celebratory items...


Later, the beast was, as usual, in its slippers, WFH...


At lunchtime, a new thing started, "Superstore" (I think)...

Today's random LP of the day was Kraftwerk "Computerworld" (1981), the English language version of "Computerwelt"...





I didn't get this till long after having bought the original German LP on its release, so it sounds a bit strange and somehow not quite as good (although still good)...

This evening, having repaired with sellotape the prior to repair falling to pieces first Red Book of CDs acquired (1985 to 2012), although I have not bought any CDs in January (OK two are awaited - but that compares with almost 90 last January), December's acquisitions needed to be written up in book 2...

I am up to page 57 in book two - it holds the last 6 years' acquisitions...

By page 57 of book one, 14.5 years had been recorded...

My rate of acquisition in book two is therefore 2.42 times that in book one...

Anyway...


Then, post a salmon based tea, I perused my list of last January's acquisitions and dug out this 12 month old item for some out there classical stuff,...


Dennehy, Collins and Ficarra particularly impressed...


Downstairs for this week's Holby City...

After which, some "work" upstairs re old LPs I used to own...

While Anne painted...


Coming along nicely...


Newsnight and bed...

Last day of an absolutely shocking 4 years...

Highlight of the Day : A new dawn tomorrow...