Category Archives: Culture

Schnee

8.00 am, Stormy with heavy rain, moderate S wind. On the drive north, Saturday Classics is playing on the car stereo. Tansy Davies did a selected playlist of Contemporary Classical music in a show broadcast on 2nd Jan. 2016. One … Continue reading

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Hanna, 2011

Film, Hanna, 2011 Hanna, brought up to be an assassin, leads in this road movie. Most of the introduction you need has been said elsewhere. This film has been out for years so you can find reviews out there. Saorise Ronan’s … Continue reading

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Found ‘Fourth’

Icy start, 3°C, wind building. Found: Soft Machine ‘Fourth’ album. It has no cover but the disc is in excellent condition. It’s the 1971 CBS pressing. There are hand-written notes on the cardboard sleeve; not my hand. It only cost … Continue reading

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Review: Finisterre.

12°C, wet start and strong wind building. Ted Baker Finisterre is a digital radio and Blutooth speaker.. Ted Baker are a fashion house, why they sell radios is anybody’s guess. Whatever the reason, they have designed a gem. It looks … Continue reading

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Back to life.

13°C, grey, warm and dry. Those numerous symptoms are largely gone. Fizzy legs are back, mouth ulcers gone as has the malaise. Which bike today? Meanwhile, an LP plays in the background. Here is one I have not given a … Continue reading

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It was all a gorgeous mistake.

11°C, white cloud add calm. Earl early. New lodger, talking about music, Portishead played out from the IPod dock at the time. His favourite track is ‘Sure’. Blimey, don’t know that one. Well, I should have. It’s there is my … Continue reading

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Saturday vinyl.

14°C, rain clearing later. Vinyl. This Mortal Coil: It Will End In Tears. Saturday morning music time. Seems like the best time for vinyl for me. The album sounds a bit dated to be honest, but it did lead me … Continue reading

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LPs while wrapping.

10°C, windy with a dose of sun. Feeling ill can make us feel inadequate sometimes, as though we have failed somehow. I failed to cycle this week. There was nothing I could put a finger on, just that latent cold … Continue reading

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Tindersticks: Ypres.

8°C, rain later. Get home and chop wood for the fire. The only exercise I had all day. That long latent cold has lifted without really doing more than sapping my energy. Oh well, that’s gone. Before bed, I relaxed … Continue reading

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Fifty.

2°C, thick fog in places. No ride, it’s Monday. Birthday goodness: good timing meant a music CD order arrived on this day. Damien Rice, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, Dustin O’halloran, Piano Sonatas Vol 2, Klasmos, Tindersticks, Ypres, Fred Frith, The … Continue reading

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