Up to the hotel for a trial in the torture chamber. Still, the water was sweet relief, even if the cabinet is a multi-issue nightmare. When you don’t have a shower or hot water you realise how lucky you are when you do, and it’s a long way from a tub in the middle of a cold room filled with water heated from the stove. Electricity and water, heating, the luxuries we take for granted. The hotel is only booked till the 29th of April, so it will be trips to the pool for a week before heading out on another journey on May 5th.
The records I ordered for Record Store Day, Groundhogs and Ian McCulloch, were damaged in transit so I didn’t manage to get them, so I went and picked a whole lot of RSD records that hadn’t sold because The Archive needs to be fed and Record Store Day has a lot of releases that might be hard to find in the future, it’s now or never and the shop gave me a deal that will make them much better priced than they will be in a week when they get on eBay for some ridiculous price. I won’t list the ones I got today, you’ll just have to come and see. I talked to a guy from England wearing a Dead Can Dance T-shirt who was there buying Carole King’s The Legendary Demos (2012), an RSD release. It’s worth it just for Pleasant Valley Sunday, yes, it’s one I got today too.
PS – You can now get Noctorum’s Offer The Light on orange vinyl directly from Schoolkids Records. Also, till the end of May, we are offering the CD version of the album for $5.99. Enjoy!
Noctorum – OFFER THE LIGHT (LP)
Noctorum – OFFER THE LIGHT (CD)
It was a lovely day and it seemed like I should really be sitting in a cafe, sipping on a coffee and reading a book but these days, my 65 years have become full with little time for waking up and asking myself, “What should I do today?” It seems like till the day I die I will have planned every minute, right up to the hearse.
The Snooker World Championship quarter-finals are now set but how can you watch it all even if you like it, it takes hours, days, weeks, it’s like cricket, it takes days. They’ve tried to make faster versions of these sports, a ridiculous idea, the slow release is the point. They’ve already done it with food, creating places where you can get worse food quicker, it seems to work. Who sold the world the concept of convenience over quality and made it stick, Alexa, I have a question. How are you so popular for people to listen to music when you are just one tiny speaker?
I was thinking the other day about how mobile phones might have been a handy distraction for bored youth looking for trouble, haha. If skinheads had had mobile phones in the seventies, they wouldn’t have been chasing Pink Fairies fans down the street, they’d be too busy playing a video game.
Music today has been the Yes – Live in Knoxville Civic Auditorium in 1972, a triple album with all your favourite Yes tracks from Fragile, Close To The Edge, and The Yes Album. I love a vinyl triple album.