Monthly Archives: January 2015

Let’s go surfin’ – Listening to the Analogue Productions Beach Boy vinyl reissues while it snows

  Judging by the hits on my blog, by far and away the most popular thing I have written  about (and I didn’t write that much) was about the upcoming vinyl record re-issues by Analogue Productions of some of the Beach Boys catalogue. … Continue reading

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John Coltrane’s – “Afr0 Blue Impressions” – the Vinyl reissue

  The “Teaser and the Firecat” episode earlier today  reminded me of this… Afro Blue Impressions – 4 sides of the John Coltrane Quartet recorded live in Stockholm and Berlin in late 1963.    This is a solid recording of … Continue reading

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Remastered? Cat Stevens “Teaser and the Firecat” – The vinyl revival 2015

  Yesterday I commented on some of the excellent records issued or reissued over the last year.  Alas things are not always that straightforward. I had seen an advert saying that Cat Stevens 1970 lp Teaser and the Firecat  was to … Continue reading

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The vinyl revival – a quick look back at some of the highlights of 2014

The vinyl revival seems to be continuing at quite a pace if the number of new and re-releases are anything to go by – I am struggling to remember a year like it and can’t help wondering when the bubble … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to Henry

Really this is silly – I chose to give my Hernia a name – how mad is that? Anyway, as many will know, injury and body failure can cause quite a shift in what you can and can’t do – … Continue reading

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Do you really mean what you have written?

I think we can all guess what they meant – but they messed up – and it is easy to mess up and misinterpret and take offence at communications – written – spoken –  gestures – there is  far too much … Continue reading

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Item 47-74

I saw and liked this photo on the blog of a great couple from Aus we met while in Vietnam the week before last. I do hope they don’t mind me sharing it with you – I really like it and … Continue reading

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Hello 2015 – New Year’s Resolutions and Travel Notes

I am sitting at my table and wondering what time it is – we landed at Heathrow about 8 hours ago after 10 days travelling and I  feel weary and out of sorts – so what better way of spending … Continue reading

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