Off to Essen. Back Saturday. t’raa. x
Snow overnight, although it looks like it is thawing already. May just get time to take a piccie of Priory Park under a white (thin) blanket.
Do you read The Yes/No Interlude? If you don’t, you should, especially if you are one of the less enlightened Americans (or less enlightened Britons for that matter). Top stuff.
Wine (in the W2 Weds night half-price deal) tonight with Arron.
Once again, the night before flying, I’m totally unprepared for my trip. Which is why I plan to have a quick shower and then head down the pub. Heck, I don’t have to leave here until 11:20 tomorrow morning.
Blimey, this place is a mess. I think I’ll worry about that when I get home.
I think I mentioned that I had a bit of a spree on CDs whilst I was in Santa Barbara. One of the treasures that I picked up was Neotropic‘s La Prochaine Fois (which translates as The Next Time), a beautiful slice of ambient electronica that comes accompanied with a matching film of the same name, subtitled "An Ambient Road Movie". Both album and film are excellent, and I think I’ll be hunting down some of her other work. The music is gently soothing, giving a feeling of gentle motion in a control-less, floaty but very pleasant way, and the film is captivating, in a 50s-style grainy home movie fashion.
Staying with music, I was chuffed to receive a CD for review and possible inclusion on radio grayblog from Canadian outfit Kush. The Temptation Sessions: Radio Edits looks like it should provide some material for radio grayblog. Etric Lyons of Kush has sent me a bio, but lamentably I’ve left it in the office and won’t be able to get to it until Monday, but it will be at least then that I get a chance to put any of it online. I’ll keep you posted.
I also have to add new music from our very own Tom A to radio grayblog, and I haven’t forgotten that Charlie promised me some of her recorded vocal beauty. All coming soon folks.
I think it would be very cool if radio grayblog had a fair chunk of new and generally-unavailable music. A good thing indeed.
They’re denying it, so it must be true. Or am I just too cynical?
Brrr. It’s cold. Good preparation for Essen, where daytime highs for Friday are forecast to be -1C (30F).
Incidentally, having cogitated a little, I think it should be fairly easy to persuade the Man From NatWest – his demands are not unreasonable, and I think they are attainable.
TFF: last week, 32 points. This week, 33 points.
AFF: last week, 8 points. This week, got through to the next round of the FA Cup, remarkably.