Thanks, Armers. Ashes and Diamonds now playing, with the knowledge that No Man’s Land/Flowers of the Forest always makes me weep.
You could have played some Mike Harding instead.
I could, but I didn’t.
Out in the car I was listening to Julian Dawson; not this particular track, but there is very little of his on YouTube…
I suppose someone has to post a Christmas song… (Definitely NSFW!!)
And this one isn’t bad.
Christmas greetings from Gus x
Just the kind of thing for this time in the morning while smoking one last cigar…
please will someone check on the budgie…
Jake T stayed over at ours when my dad ran a folk club & he (Mr T) was ‘not quite in a condition to go home’ after his gig.
He was a quiet, pleasant breakfast guest.
If another damned day’s gone by… Aye right, but sometimes we all feel that way. Now enjoy this
And if that was too much on the miserable side, follow The Bike Song with The Swimming Song
Wednesday, instead of suffering the Pip/Helen delusional smug-in, we could have been listening to this, on RTÉ’s Arena. Rather lovely.
I like that, Joe. Thank-you
Lovely, isn’t it? New to me, too - it was pure chance that I happened to be driving at the time and had the radio on. Just downloaded the album, so looking forward to listening to it later.
How had I not come across this before? A Grainger arrangement of La vallée des cloches. Normally I shy away from orchestrated arrangements of music written for piano. But Ravel + Grainger = entrancement
Start at 1:14:21
I think Grainger must be favoured by Tognetti. I heard something by him on R3 earlier today, and it wasn’t that: I would have noticed. (It was on a very dull bit of the M40, north of High Wycombe, at about a quarter past one.)
(Memory says it was a bit of Bach rejigged? Something like that.)
Blithe Bells, that was. All very well in its way but not a patch (imo) on the valley of 'em.
“sheep may safely graze”. Apparently. Wouldn’t bet me fleece on it.
Australia’s quite a small town, Fanta…
I am listening to Pete Atkin this evening:
Well, it amuses me…