thin white duke and the roseland

Had the time to go and visit the wonderful land of Cornwall.
A week in St Mawes looking at the Roseland.

I went into one of my favourite record stores, the delightful JAM on Falmouth High Street.
It is the perfect place to listen to all the latest fab waxings that are currently on release.
They really do have the most incredible selection.
You can drink coffee or tea whilst browsing or read some very lovely art books whilst listening to Mandy’s picks.
I decided to buy Mogwai, Mark Kozelek and the Who live at the Isle of Wight.
I had to buy the Who, not that I needed yet another recording of them playing Tommy live or just another version of Summertime Blues.
No, I was there at that festival and wanted to live that gig again at some point.
It’s amazing that that bill, which was pretty much the Woodstock bill and one hell of a line up, was all recorded but due to legal difficulties they are still creeping out slowly one by one.
The gig was some 43 years ago!!
I would like to have the Free performance and the Doors performance too.

So, I’ve been listening in to the latest and the greatest new releases.
Not making it for me Dido, Nick Cave, Foals, John Grant, Eels, Mountains, Milo Greene, Jose James, Local Natives, Villagers, Daredevil Christopher Wright and I’m not sure about the Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Palma Violets and Asphodells.

Of course I reserve the right to change my mind about the latter, either way.
I haven’t listened to the Atoms for Peace as yet due to the fear it will disappoint!

The David Bowie lp is not the second coming, I’m sure.
But wait with baited breath…well maybe not.
The last album he did..Reality was a finestkind favourite.
The songs were superb absolutely superb.
If you don’t have it go and buy it now!
For whatever reason Sony did not take it as a priority and let it drift into obscurity.
Shame on you! I did tell the powers that be…. how good it was.
But they ignored me db and the artist db.

Calexico were good in Bristol..But the venue ,02, is terrible.
As CH said on the night..Lets never see a gig here again.
The sound is bad, and Calexico knew it was, they kept asking how the sound was.
But the audience not understanding kept shouting ‘yeh’.
No, it is bad there.

Why do bands play the 02?
To all agents stop booking the 02 in Bristol.
There are other places to play.

Any thoughts of great new records are very welcome.


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