Sunday, October 17, 2021

Chance meeting, pt 342...

Playlist
Hawkwind - Quark Strangeness and Charm
Hawkwind - Astounding Sounds Amazing Music
Leonard Cohen - The essential
Various - Rumours Revisited
Royer - Pieces de Clavecin (1746)
The Brecker Brothers - The Return of
Peter Hammill - The Calm (After the Storm)
Witchman - Heavy Traffic
Various - The Soul of Lennon & McCartney
Brahms - Piano Works (Mikhail Rudy)
Various - Jackie Disco
Various - Lemon Popsicles and Strawberry Milkshakes : Rock'nRoll No 1s
Majical Cloudz - Impersonator
Capital Models - 2021-10-10
Carole King - Crying in the Rain
Stefan Obermaier - Beethoven Re:Loaded
Various - Greatest Ever Classic Soul
Various - Love is All I Bring
Wye Oak - Civilian
Brooke Miller - You Can See Everything
Various - I'm a Good Woman 2
Peter Hammill - The Storm (Before the Calm)
Richard Dawson - The Glass Trunk
Yes - The Quest
Gentle Giant - I Lost My Head
George Benson - Weekend In L.A. [Live]
Various - The Hip Hop Collection
Everything Everything - Arc (Deluxe Version)
Richie Hawtin - DE9: Transitions
Stara Rzeka & M Takara - Live at CCSP
Various - 60s 70s Party Playlist
The Buggles - The Age Of Plastic
Roedelius - Selbstportrait II
John Wetton - Caught in the Crossfire
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel III (Ein Deutsches Album)
David Bowie - Scary Monsters and Super Creeps
Elvis Costello - Get Happy!!
Nazareth - Malice In Wonderland
Random Hold - The View From Here
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
The Revillos - Rev Up!
The Teardrop Explodes - Kilimanjaro
La Düsseldorf - Individuellos
Kansas - Audio-Visions
New Musik - From A to B
Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette
Rheingold - Rheingold
Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
John Foxx - Metamatic
Daryl Hall - Sacred Songs
Alice Cooper - Flush The Fashion
Joy Division - Closer
Adam & The Ants - Kings of the Wild Frontier
The Durutti Column - The Return Of The Durutti Column
Weather Report - Night Passage
Der Plan - Geri Reig
The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
Stefan Obermaier - Mozart Re:Loaded
The Cramps - Songs The Lord Taught Us
Martha and the Muffins - Metro Music
Icehouse - Flowers

Up around 6 to get the day started...


Counted up the new acquisitions so far this year...


...and wrote this up for the last couple of days....


...while listening to Hawkwind again...


Then, downstairs for coffee...


...and listening to "The Shelf" on shuffleplay...


It comprises the last 100 physical additions, which I briefly removed to record for posterity...


Back upstairs and continuing with the diary update...

The EP surfaced and heard a strange noise from downstairs...

She went to investigate, expecting to find one of the new smoke detectors had come off of the ceiling...

But, no, it was very much stranger than that...

A spontaneously exploding cafetiere was the source of the sound...





Weird...

In preparation for next week's full rehearsal at the venue, the PA was fired up for the first time since 2018...


It still works but no way can I lift the speakers onto their stands unaided...


After that, some relaxing listening to the first of the 4 CDs in this set - whilst reading the sleeve notes...


Some messaging amongst the band re possible changes to the arrangements and drummer Johnny still trying to get his young lady dancing friend into the band...

We'll see...

Lunch of excellent two day old home made soup and a roll - then, off to my mum's - Anne's first visit for 6 weeks - due to various things getting in the way - my third in three days...

Coffees and biscuits/snowballs and chat...

Then the drive home, along normal roads due to the now predictable traffic jams on the Bypass...

By chance, just beyond Colinton, we spotted Dr Prog plodding along...

We parked and walked to surprise him and had a wee chat before all heading on our respective ways...

On the way back to the car, some good leaves were recorded...






Back home for a couple of "Community" followed by Anne prepping the tea...


Bolognese pasta bake - very tasty...

While the EP enjoyed the results on "Strictly", the evening was mostly spent listening to the music of 1980, as I compiled my initial list of 100 LPs for the next fortnight's consideration to get to my top 5 - which, of course, I already know...

Downstairs with some newly downloaded 1980 items on the cans and today's footie on the telly...

And so the holiday is over - WFH again tomorrow...

Last thing, as we locked the doors, this wee chum was spotted...


That was it...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : Bolognese pasta bake and a chance meeting...

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Podcasting, eating, drinking, sleeping...

Playlist
Various - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2021 Volume 42
Hawkwind - Hall of the Mountain Grill

Saturday and, again, up in the dark...



At 6am...


To podcasting and making rather a few more botches than is the norm...


Eventually though, all done, edited and out into the world by 8:40...

My top 5 1968 LPs also revealed...


A call from my mum asking that I do her shopping today rather than tomorrow as some medicinal supplies are required...

Accordingly, to Sainsbury near her home then on to said home...

She does like a wee soup for her lunch...


Bill settled...


...coffee and chat and then, eschewing the delights of Morningside on the way home, I ventured further afield to Dalkeith...



Nothing was found...

Back to the car...


Home for a quick turnaround then down the hill to the bus, noting neighbourhood cat Sid...



...and another whose name we do not know, halfway down the hill...





Our target was Drumsheugh gardens...


...and The Bonham...


...for a lunch of the long and leisurely nature with chums Debbie and Sid, seen here at the pudding stage... 


For the record, the food was superb...

Pork terrine...


Spiced Carrot soup...


Slow cooked egg...


Cod...


Mushroom...


Lamb...


Sweet potato chips...


Sticky toffee pudding...


Lemon tart...


...all in lovely surroundings...


Then, to nearby Teuchter's, for more drinks and good chat...





...this being the imbibment of choice for your correspondent...


A bus home - the seat in front occupied by a friendly wee dog...


Listening back to the podcast on the headphones, while Anne watched "Strictly"...

Eventually, having been up at six and having enjoyed a slap up feed and possibly just enough to drink, I dozed off...

Awoken by a call for coffee from Anne...

A new thing "Mysteries of Madame Blanc" also enjoyed and the highlights of Hearts drawing at Rangers with a last minute goal...

Just before bed, a message from Stu to advise he's just watched "The Graduate" for the first time...


We both agreed great film, great soundtrack..

Lights out with a Hawkwind classic in the cans...

Highlight of the Day : Out for lunch...