2020-01-01

About Face!

I’ve decided to keep things on my own hosting account from now on so updates are now at Low Red Moon. Archives to follow as and when.

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2019-12-31

Listening Habits 2019

Looking back at what I listened too in 2019 it appears the random algorithm in my music player has a large bias to the Del Vikings.

More representative The Motors make the top five tracks with a pukka pop song.

But op of the tracks was from a little more recently: Frog by ハイスピード瞬き.

Trying to sort out anything else is somewhat thwarted by the bands with the most releases coming high up by law of averages. And having combined the entire Django Rheinhardt Chronolgoical series into one album of 300 tunes blots out all other contenders.

I’m hanging on a bit for the best of this year’s releases as I wouldn’t want to be caught out by any late comers.

For We Must Have Music
2019-12-31

Winterval Bonus

Enjoying the traditional New Year’s eve meal of whatever the supermarket was knocking out cheap to clear the shelves of festive stock.

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2019-12-30

He Wrote Better Beatles Songs Than The Beatles

Bugger. Neil Innes has died.

The Hit.

I’ve suffered for my music and now it’s your turn”.

Whatever.

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2019-12-29

It’s All Done With Mirrors

A Tweet showing an illustration of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs with someone who looks a bit like Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac fame standing in the mid distance.

And very clever use of perspective making the very tall Mick Fleetwood look of similar size to the dwarfs gathered around the tree.

A detail from an illustration of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs with someone who looks a bit like Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac fame standing in the mid distance.

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2019-12-26

Handertons

Very useful of Andertons to use their newsletter to explain what that Latin text sometimes printed in error is.

Lorem Ipsum temporary text left by accident in a newsletter sent out by the Andertons music shop

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2019-12-24

Festive Cheer

I like to get an early start Christmas eve to make sure everyone gets the email replies they’ve been waiting for before the holidays.

The Caretaker Files
2019-12-23

Where For Ought Thou

Went to bed. Where’s my pillow?”. Remembered…

A guitar effects board in the midst of wiring upside down on top of a pillow to protect what’s on it.

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2019-12-20

Patrick Troughton Just Out Of Shot

I can’t put my finger on it but there’s something different about Tricot since they signed to a major label.

The two guitars bass and drums line up of 3/4 female Japanese band Tricot with their singers replaced by a a large hairy yeti like creature. They are also playing different instruments to usual.

I know - it’s the Les Paul and Rickenbacker.

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2019-12-17

But Have You Anything Managing People?

An advert for a job in which variations on the word manage are used five times in two sentences

The Caretaker Files