Thursday, January 23, 2003

There is much to say, but little time to say it in. Busy at work, but customer orders are still slow in coming...

The last of my dad's siblings died last Friday. Aunt Margaret was less than a month shy of her 95th birthday.

Thursday, January 16, 2003

"A major problem with cooking a golden goose, repeatedly over many years, is that one day it might no longer lay golden eggs. But perhaps this is not a prime concern for battery farmers." - Robert Fripp - Wednesday 8th January 2003

Battery Farmers? Sounds like a great name for my new math-rock / ambient-drone / spazz-jazz / jam-band / psychedelic-folk / new-wave / sew-age / roots-rock / drip-hop combo...

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

For no good reason, apart from the fact that I've been trimming and arranging this playlist over the last few days, here's 4 hours, 3 minutes and 29 seconds of the music I've been marinating in over the last month or so... Not as schizo as ever, but it does cover a few bases...

Moody Blues - Never Comes The Day
The Rolling Stones - She Smiled Sweetly
Pearls Before Swine - Uncle John
Serge Gainsbourg - L'abominable Strip-tease
John Cale - Dead Or Alive
Nick Cave - By The Time I Get To Phoenix
R.L. Burnside - Hard Time Killing Floor
Professor Longhair - Ball The Wall
Armegeddon - Buzzard
Abba - Ring Ring Swedish Version
Jeff Lynne & Roy Wood - Me And You
Ace Kefford Stand - Gravy Booby Jamm
Acid Gallery - Dance Around The Maypole
Roy Wood - Polythene Pam
Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour - Flying
Nice - Get To You
Beatles - Across The Universe
Arthur Prysock - EbbTide
Dr Hook - Who If Not You
Captain Sensible - Wot
Sharks - Doctor Love
Clash - Police and Thieves
Go-Betweens - By Chance
Go-Betweens - Part Company
Matching Mole - Beer As In Braindeer
Matching Mole - Instant Pussy
Roto Rooter Good Time Christmas Band - 21st Century Schizoid Man & Bubbles In The Wine
Giles Giles & Fripp - Tremelo Study in A major
Sharks - Snakes And Swallowtails
Steamhammer - Junior's Wailing
Surfaris - Hey Joe Where Are You Going
Tee Set - She Likes Weeds
Suzanne Vega & John Cale - So Long Marianne
White Willow - Anamnesis
Kate Rusby & Kathryn Roberts - Queen & Soldier
Armageddon - Silver Tightrope
Toto - Africa
Buffalo Springfield - Sad Memory
Chris Hillman - Tomorrow Is A Long Time
Sam Bush - Big Mon
Shane MacGowan - Mama Lou
Kate Rusby - Our Town
Chris Hillman - Morning Sky
Lucinda Williams - Still I Long For Your Kiss
Flatlanders - Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go D
Kate Rusby - Dark Eyed Sailor
White Willow - Elvenking
Jimmie Dale Gilmore - One Endless Night
Sharks - World Park Junkies
Spooner - Cruel School
Abba - What About Livingstone
Hot Tuna - Hit Single # 1
Sharks - Driving Sideways
This Mortal Coil - Kanga Roo
Spooner - Eyes Of The World
Standells - Hey Joe, Where You Gonna Go
Human Beinz - Pied Piper
Spooner - Tomorrow Never Comes
Tom Rapp - After The Gold Rush
White Willow - Snowfall
Spooner - Wildest Dreams
Tom Rapp - Blind

Monday, January 06, 2003

Happy New Year!

Been mostly offline for the last two weeks, so I'm just catching up on a few blogs and comics before getting into the Seriously Productive part of my day...

Finally nabbed Harold And Maude from the library last week. A classic cult movie. Perhaps not as great as it may have seemed in memory, but I was watching it by myself (snoozing Lora by my side) and the state of the art in black humor has advanced somewhat in the last 32 years... I did enjoy it though, especially the Cat Stevens songs on the soundtrack. I may have to CD-R Tea For The Tillerman and Mona Bone Jakon soon. Probably Teaser And The Firecat to complete the triptych, as well... "How Can I Tell You?" indeed...

Had a lot of time off work and rested up pretty good over the holidays. Quite busy, though, lotsa parties, multitudes of Gluckstein relatives in town, lots of good food and drink. Won another darn radio contest (Forgotten Oldie = "Concrete And Clay" by Unit Four Plus Two), but the prize was a pair of New Years Eve tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters, so we never went to pick them up and went to see The Two (not "Twin"!) Towers instead. Then back home to watch Red Green and Fawlty Towers. Lit some sparklers and bottle rockets with the boyz, woke up Lora at midnight and we all went to our beds, saving the champagne for the next day.

I should make entries here more often if I'm going to type so many irrelevant details. So it goes. And now there's several hot projects which should command my attention...