Thursday, 28 July 2016

Time After Time

It's been a wee while.

If you are in Glasgow I recommend a visit to the Water Tower at The Lighthouse sometime. Great views of the city.


I am looking forward to the release of this and this....

I loved this article by Frank Cottrell Boyce and this BBC Imagine doc about the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

Films I have dug..... *clears throat*

This:



 It's almost a love letter to Europe - you remember Europe...


This:




...a kind of companion piece to Grace Maxwell's book. Bet it looked great on the big screen.


And this:



I was right in the mood for it. It reminded me of Alex Chilton coming to Glasgow one time and recommending the Best Of Chet Baker Sings album.




Alex had recorded - but not yet released - Clich├ęs, which included "Time After Time" among others. There were a few us at Riverside Studios in Glasgow and he held up a cassette and said, "This is my new album". I said, "Wow". He said, "It's yours", and tossed it to me. Chet was cool but so was Alex.



Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Here

So I voted *Remain* in case anyone is wondering...


You can order the new Teenage Fanclub album "Here" here....


I am gradually making my way through the Don Camillo films from the 50s/60s. This was last night's treat...




I've stumbled across this music from the 18th century by Johann Philipp Kirnberger and I dig it.


So "The Neon Demon" is boring and predictable. Just kidding!

I liked this:




This Glasgow building is worth seeking out...




I took a wee jaunt down to the Baird Institute, Cumnock for the Picasso At Play exhibition. Which was nice. But look at this detail from a piece of furniture by Baird himself...



Yay for the Govan Ferry.


Last Friday I headed along to the CCA to help celebrate Ian Smith's retirement from Creative Scotland. It should have been a great night. Except I got the date wrong and it is happening this week. What larks.


And in other news - I've been writing music for a *timpani roll* Quiz Show!! *trumpet fanfare/gong*



I'm off to bed. Wake me when the Brexit referendum is annulled...