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
I loved the Sophtware Slump but haven’t listened to Grandaddy in ages. I bought this vinyl of last year’s comeback album and it’s lovely. Sadly Kevin García died last year so it may be their last
I’m still on leave so went into town – bought some vinyl & had a cheeky pint
It’s my birthday soon so I treated myself to a turntable, amp & speakers in the sales. This arrived today and after a bit of faffing I set it up. I’m not really an audio nerd, I don’t have a good ear for fine differences but the quality of this compared to my old cheap turntable which I just plugged into a single speaker is amazing.
I braved going into a very busy Cardiff City centre today. Got a good selection of clothes in the sales & picked up these albums cheap
I think this is probably my favourite Springsteen album, each track is like a melancholy film script (and Sean Penn’s Indian Runner was based on Highway Patrolman)
I played both of these today & then realised there is a connection – on the Dexys album he sings “and I don’t believe you really like Frank Sinatra”