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DIARY

This main page contains Cloudland Blue : A Diary, with daily entries since 5 March 2005 (scroll down for the latest entries).

As of 5 March 2024, the diary moved into its 20th year.  By then, 6,941 days in, there had been 7,351 entries to date, of which, 148 were "picture only", across five periods:-
2022 (90): 18 April - 10 May (23); 13 - 17 June (5); 6 July - 5 September (62)
2023 (58): 21 September - 15 October (25); 18 October - 19 November (33)

It is always the intention to update those days with the relevant text but doing so is, of course, subject to opportunity (and, indeed, memory!)...

Saturday, April 20, 2024

A bassist plays the drums...

Playlist
Various - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2024 Vol 16
Cloudland Blue Quartet - GLAM! #2
Ian Hunter - Defiance Part 2: Fiction
Friends & Neighbors - Circles
Elephant9 - Mythical River
Ride - Interplay
Taylor Swift - The Tortured Poets Department
Lizzy McAlpine - Older
Black Sky Giant - The Red Chariot
From Flowers to Flies - We Built This Machine
Elbow - AUDIO VERTIGO
PAP - Tranchant
Khruangbin - A LA SALA
Nils Frahm - Day
Friends & Neighbors - Circles
DAÏDA - LA TRAVERSÉE
Caligula's Horse - Charcoal Grace
Kungens Män - För samtida djur 1
Adam Wiltzie - Eleven Fugues For Sodium Pentothal
Everything Everything - Mountainhead
The Pineapple Thief - It Leads To This
Trio HLK - Anthropometricks
Ghost Funk Orchestra - A Trip To The Moon
Musica Antiqua Köln - Deutsche Kammermusik vor Bach

One again up super early...



...and listening to "GLAM! #2" which went out into the world at 8am, along with Vol 16 of this year's Eclectic Selection podcasts...

It was Record Store Day...


Of course, for people like me, every day is Record Store Day...


Out around 11:30 and dropped by Anne at Roseburn as she went to spend some time with her mum...


I wandered with my "big" headphones on...


...bumping into Paul the Keyboardist on Princes St and enjoyed a wee chat about the band etc...

Then onwards with the wandering...

Through St Andrew Square, noting this development...


Down Broughton St...



...and to Canonmills...


...to the hospice shop, where, in honour of Record Store Day, I bought this wee box of top music...



A bus up to Princes St...


...noting that the part for the printer would arrive soon...


To Roseburn, where Anne and her mum were watching Aberdeen v Celtic...


...which ended 3-3 - in the penalty shoot out, Celtic goalie Hart missed a penalty but subsequently saved one to put them through...

Hearts play Scotland's newest club tomorrow in the other semi-final...

Meanwhile, this was given a spin and found to be excellent and indeed in excellent condition...


The printer part arrived and was successfully installed...

Meanwhile, Anne was doing something she likes...




...gardening and then cooking - Keralan Chicken Curry...


..before I drove over to Winchburgh for an evening in the company of bassist Keith's band, in which he is the drummer...



Here he is singing "Brown Eyed Girl"...


Guitarist Johnny Impossible was also in attendance and we enjoyed some cat chat with Keith's partner, Elaine, who has two 14 year old Maine Coons...

18 monthiversary tomorrow...

The band were much looser than Capital Models and there wasn't too much crossover, song-choice wise...


Late on, the "Diesel" made a return - 0% Guinness and Diet Coke...


John and I left around 10:30, a couple of songs into the 2nd set...

We will be at Roslin tomorrow for 10:30 to set up - Keith will hopefully turn up and plug in his bass around 11...

He may be the worse for wear...

Home...


A "Monk" (the three pies) took us to bedtime...

Highlight of the Day : A nice box set joins the fray and Keith on the drums...

Today's New Music:-

Friday, April 19, 2024

Finally meeting the Kraftwerk Kats...

Playlist
Taylor Swift - The Tortured Poets Department
Cloudland Blue Quartet - 2024-03-07 Out of the Bedroom
Cloudland Blue Quartet - 2024-03-21 Out of the Bedroom
Cloudland Blue Quartet - 2024-04-04 Out of the Bedroom
Cloudland Blue Quartet - 2024-04-18 Out of the Bedroom
A Certain Ratio - It All Comes Down to This
Vanden Plas - The Empyrean Equation of The Long Lost Things
Ian Hunter - Defiance Part 2: Fiction
Supercaan - A Tiger Walks The Streets
Adam Wiltzie - Eleven Fugues For Sodium Pentothal
Cloudland Blue Quartet - GLAM! #2
Capital Models - 2024-04-14 Leith Dockers Club (Mastered)
Crazy Wisdom - I Am Your World/Angel of Mercy (EP)
Good Morning - Good Morning Seven
De Beren Gieren - What Eludes Us
Erika Angell - The Obsession With Her Voice
Moon Goose - Murmurations
Jane Weaver - Love in Constant Spectacle
Ascendant - Starfall
MARIOLA MEMBRIVES - Ajuares Primavera
Pat Smythe Quartet - New Dawn: Live 1973
Sex Magick Wizards - Your Bliss My Joy
Shabaka - Perceive Its Beauty, Acknowledge Its Grace
Orefice - Piano Works
Mikael Máni - Guitar Poetry
Cloudland Blue Quartet - 2024-04-18 Out of the Bedroom
Don Ellis - Connection
Soft Cell - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye E.P.
Maggie Rogers - Don't Forget Me
Bill Frisell - Orchestras (Live)
Trifecta - The New Normal
Dodgson - Mirage
Univers Zero - Lueur
Reger - Melancholy (Vocal Works)
Cowie - The Kreutzer Effect
Johnson - 12 Preludes & Fugues
Yass Big Band - ImMATHEMATICs (Live)
Melvins - Tarantula Heart
Laughing Bastards - Fetish
Various Artists - Reimagining In The Court Of The Crimson King
Wadada Leo Smith, Kresten Osgood & Soren Norbo - Dét, som ikke kan kaldes tilbage
Hawkestrel - Chaos Rocks
Abel - The Drexel Manuscript
Aki Takase - Aki Takase Japanic: Forte
Builder - Renewal Manifestation
Various - Cloudland Blue Eclectic Selection 2024 Vol 16

Up early and to the machines, to upload last night from my phone and work on deftly repairing/removing all the mistakes and occasional audience coughing etc etc...



Took a little longer than expected but a satisfactory outcome...

New music Friday provided a few nice things, like new LPs from Taylor Swift and Ian Hunter - plus, of course, the daily surfeit of stuff which I really don't need but which is nice to have in the library...

Then, finally, found a power supply (from an ex hard drive) to work with the headphone mixer and checked with electronics wizz Johnny Weitzen, that it would be ok to use, given the minor differences...



He answered in the affirmative...

So that's good...

And, while I remember, I found a reverb box in the attic the other day I'd forgotten I have (which does not have a power unit but takes batteries - might try it on Sunday)...

Compiled the content for this week's podcast...

Post a "Monk" and lunch, it was over to Castle Brodski for the first time in too long a time...


...to meet the 4 year old Kraftwerk Kats, Ralf and Flo...



...and spend a top afternoon being shown the progress made on Alan and Penny's apartment (STILL not finished after 17 years) plus home made plum cake, lashings of coffee and excellent chat...


Great to have the old band together again...

Around 6, they were off to see Harry Hill's silent film, with HH present for a Q&A, post screening, while we stopped off at Wong's on the way home...


Alan had given Anne some advice re her mum which included the printing of a form, only for us to find the "Maintenance Box" on the printer required to be replaced...


A new one ordered for delivery tomorrow - another £10 down the pan...

Podcast recorded ready for upload tomorrow morning...

On telly tonight "Beyond Paradise", "Avoidance" and "Have I Got News For You"...

Yet another good day, all in all...

Highlight of the Day : A visit to Castle Brodski...

Today's New Music:-