Monday, October 31, 2011

This, that, and some of those

It's been a bit of an "off-kilter" sort of week. I was also sick to varying degrees for most of it. Glad to see it off. I did manage to record and mix two songs for the upcoming JATSDFM album, LCD, which is a project that I am more than ready to wrap up.

Continuing with the Ultravox obsessive listening (with and without exclamation, and mostly the John Foxx-era material), which began on Saturday without any explanation of sorts. A group that I respect but regrettably paid very little attention to before. Better late than never, eh?

Ultravox! (1977)

Ha!-Ha!-Ha! (1977)

Systems of Romance (1978)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

With and without exclamation

Ending a busy and somewhat productive day with:

Ha!-Ha!-Ha! (1977)

Vienna (1980)

Friday, October 28, 2011

To the collection

Found pristine copies of Genesis' Spot The Pigeon EP (1977; Steve Hackett's last outing with the group in the studio) and the "Girls & Boys" single by Blur with the Pet Shop Boys remixes (1994; complete with original poster. Hooray!) during a pre-drinkie/talkie stop at Doc's Records and Vintage this past Tuesday. Now, if I only had a turntable....

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bits of this past week in review

I had the honor of checking up on Midnight and Auggie (the "Lambert and Stamp" of HIO) while the Shimamotos were on holiday this past week. On Thursday when I swung by their house to return the house key, Kat surprised me with the four LP Kleenex/LiLiPUT box set release by Mississippi Records which they acquired during their excursion to the East Coast. Quite a wonderful and generous gift!

Spent most of Saturday in Denton. Met with Terry and Big Rig Dance Collective comrades, Amanda and Whitney, at the location which the 8 December performance of "Homing Where I Roam" will take place for a general assessment regarding the space and performance aspects. Afterward we had lunch at Mr. Chopsticks, which is probably my favorite spot in town to grab a bite (had the chirashi with smoked salmon. Absolutely delish!). We parted company and I set course to meet up with my friend, Christi, and her family in Lewisville. Christi and I would head to Chili's later for dins, drinks, and to be joined by her pals, Christian and Linc. Wrapped up the day with BBC Radio 3 to accompany me on the drive back home (starting with Mahler's Resurrection and pulling in the drive with Dvorák's V Prirode still in progress). A good one, me thinks.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Insert post title here

An excursion to the fort on Sunday with Roxy Music's post-Eno debut, Stranded (1973), in tow.

That's it, really. Should tell you what kind of weekend it's been. Or not.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Getting more than expected

Among the three pennies received for change from purchasing a sandwich from QuikTrip (I'm living life on the edge, folks!) yesterday, I noticed this:

After taking into account the current value of the nickel, instead of receiving $0.08 in change I got $1.38 back. Trivial? Yes but it's a pretty nifty little nickel, nevertheless!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Loopy loop

A doco regarding Neil Young and watching Doc Martin. The needle seems to get stuck quite easily for me...

Harvest (1972)

Come Fly with Me (Series 1, Episode 1; originally aired 25 December 2010)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Roggin Noggin

Not the world's biggest fan of ELO, so why the blazes is this damn tune stuck on a loop in ole grey matter? Make it stop...

The Electric Light Orchestra (1971)

Monday, October 3, 2011

The compressed weekend

Friday: Went to Dallas with Mr. Horn. Had dins and beers at Oak Cliff BBQ. Terry found a suitable analog for the bearded scribe under the wheel of a parked Mercedes. Headed across the road to catch Roky Erickson's performance at The Kessler Theater that night, which was good. The opening act... not so much.

Saturday: Failed to set alarm and woke up late. Lazy day. Caught the series' closer of Doctor Who. All hail Moffat!

Sunday: Managed to set the alarm and woke up much earlier than the previous day. Stumbled across Love Is All's debut album, Nine Times That Same Song, which I thought was left in my Dodge that was traded several months ago and thus lost forever. Played it a few times as part of "makeup listening" while I had brekkie and set up the studio for recording. Did some writing, along with a spot of laundry, and a dash of Oblivion. Grab dinner from Dairy Queen and surprised that my heart hasn't exploded... or other bits of me.

Nine Times That Same Song (2005)

Nine Times That Same Song (2005)