Tuesday, 20 March 2012

The Week In Review

Quotation of the day:  Alben W. Barkley -- The best audience is intelligent, well-educated and a little drunk.

Dear Reader:

It's sad, really, but i haven't the time or the imagination to write new posts to this self-indulgent fiasco that is Spriggsblog more often.  And, to prove it, here's a new post.

So (i hear you ask),  how has the week since my last post gone?  Well, actually, it's been life in the bus lane, uneventful.  Went to the pub three times (and had the usual two pints, so no dancing on tables to the music of Radiohead's new album or anything like that).

I bought a couple of CDs.  That's exciting!  I bought the new Roger McGuinn (of The Byrds) album, "CCD."  It's a mostly solo acoustic record of traditional folk songs about the sea and about seafaring men. (A sea CD = "CCD," geddit?)  It's quite nice, but after only two listenings i still can't avoid the feeling that half of the songs have the same melody.  Further listening is warranted, for sure.

I also bought the new CD by Big Wreck, "Albatross."

Now, this is more like it!  I wasn't really familiar with the band until my favourite radio station (www.therock.fm) started playing the title track a while back, and i loved it to pieces.

And that's the video.

Now, i really hate buying a CD on the strength of one song: i've been burned too often.  But this is a very good album.

And, finally, as i know you care, here are the CDs i've listened to this week:


"Celtic Pink Floyd"
Clive Gregson & Christine Collister -- The Last Word
Various Artists, "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy Of Sun Records"
Roger McGuinn, "CCD"


Peter Hammill, "Singularity"
Bruce Springsteen, "Wrecking Ball"
The Eagles, "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, 03/14/1974" (bootleg)
Big Bill Broonzy, "Rockin' In Chicago, 1949-1953"
The Kathryn Tickell Band, "Instrumental"


John Fogerty, "Blue Moon Swamp"
King Crimson, "Lizard"
Memphis Minnie, "Crazy Crying Blues"
Seether, "Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces" (i love Seether, they're my new fave band)


Various Artists, "Sounds Of The Star-Club"
Lisa Gerrard, "The Mirror Pool"


Horslips, "The Tain"
Alan Stivell, "Olympia Concert"
Seether, "One Cold Night"


Big Wreck, "Albatross"
Kate Rusby, "Make The Light"
Keane, "Night Train"
King Crimson. "Beat"


Steve Hackett, "Spectral Mornings"
Jeff Lynne, "A Message From The Country"
Amy Winehouse, "Lioness"

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