My EdD student Mikkel Godsk successfully defended his thesis today & passed with minor corrections
Today’s vinyl is this jazz compilation. My daughter got it for me for Christmas. She asked the people in Spillers to recommend something and this was a great choice
Went to see Cardiff play Man City in the FA cup today. Cardiff lost 2-0, was a decent game but Man City always has extra quality. Got to see a De Bruyne goal anyway
Today’s album is Madlib, Shades of Blue. DJ, producer & rapper Madlib was given access to the legendary jazz label Blue Note’s archive. He produced this jazz/hip hop fusion double album which is very cool. Picked this up in Spillers the other day.
Today’s album is Costello’s Blood and Chocolate – I picked this up for a fiver at the second hand stall. I like Costello but I don’t love his stuff in quite the way some people I know
I’ve not been blipping much recently but over the holidays quite a lot of vinyl has been acquired one way or another. So I’m going to do an album a day for a bit. You may want to unfollow.
Today Talk Talk’s the Colour of Spring- they started out in the new romantic movement in the 80s, but became much more interesting with this and subsequent albums which were very atmospheric. Picked this up in a sale after Christmas
Popped into town after work and met Simon Horrocks- we inevitably went to Spillers and had a couple of pints
Wet day waking Bruno today
Last day of our retreat – it’s been very productive. Having Bruno here has been good as we all head out for a daily walk
After a hard day discussing REF impact, Bruno crashed out.