The latest issue of Prog magazine has yet another list. This time they list the top 200 greatest prog musicians of all time. Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull is nowhere to be seen in their list. Clive Bunker and Martin Barre are there but no mention at all of the main Tullmeister. I have checked through 3/4 times but the writer and performer of Aqualung and Thick as a Brick is nowhere to be seen. I know the Mighty Tull can be a bit marmite in these parts but do me a favour please. Astonishing !
Hours and hours of fun with this website It attempts to show every gig that there has ever been !! I have tested it out about half a dozen times and it hasn’t let me down yet ranging from Jethro Tull in 1969 to the last Joe Jackson concert I went to which was June 19th 2008 at the Bridgewater Hall. The app records all the gigs that you have attended into your very own list showing the setlist for each one. This is a real test for your memory if you don’t keep the ticket stubs. As an avid maker of lists, here is what I have made so far ( hundreds more to go if I can remember them all ) :
Apr 14, 2019: Art Garfunkel, The Lowry, Salford, England Jul 8, 2018: Eric Clapton, British Summer Time 2018 Apr 1, 2018: Steven Wilson, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, England Jul 9, 2017: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, British Summer Time 2017 Apr 10, 2016: Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Manchester Arena, Manchester, England Dec 10, 2014: Foo Fighters, Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa Jun 19, 2008: Joe Jackson, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, England Jun 13, 1998: Jack » Continue Reading.
I am coming to the end of my 90 day trial of Amazon HD music. Think that I will continue with it as the sound through my home Sonos system has improved significantly when it is compared to Spotify ( sadly, sound only in HD and not Ultra HD though ). I travel quite a bit and would like to improve the sound on my iPhone X which is limited to 320 Kbps and a portable DAC may help I believe. Any help and recommendations making my decision would be appreciated.
Just had the new Who CD delivered. In a new marketing ploy, you had to purchase the CD to have a chance of a decent seat at their forthcoming concerts. Not a real problem for me as I would have bought it anyway. However ….. The CD was in a jewel case !! Who the hell issues CDs in theses God awful, plastic monstrosities nowadays. I don’t buy too many CDs like I have in the past ( mostly vinyl if I really like the album ) but all the ones I have bought have been attractively packaged in card sleeves. It’s about time jewel cases were consigned to history. By the way, the Who album is really good.
9 part series starts on BBC 4 this Friday. Watched episode 1 a few weeks ago on a dodgy YouTube link – Terrific ! The whole series should be a fantastic watch.
Amazon are offering a 90 day free trial to their upgraded music streaming service. I have signed up mainly to try it out on my Sonos equipment. Unfortunately Sonos only stream in 16 bit/44.1kHz ( CD quality) and not full Hi Res, but I am hoping for a great improvement on their standard “lossy” stream. Will report back when I have checked it out for a couple of weeks.
I was listening to the latest “ Is it rolling Bob “ podcast recently ( which is top notch in itself ) and the hosts happened to mention that the “ Theme Time Hour Radio” shows are now available as a podcast. All 101 episodes. Happy days as far as I’m concerned. If you haven’t heard any before, Bob plays many obscure songs from yesteryear which are nearly always very listenable along with more familiar fayre. His inimitable drawl between songs is another added attraction. Hope that you enjoy the listen.
Mark Lewisohn is making a nationwide tour this Autumn discussing the Abbey Road album. Just booked my tickets. Mind you …….. Shouldn’t he be finishing that bloody book ?
Roger Daltrey’s autobiography “ Thanks a lot Mr. Kibblewhite “ is one of the Kindle daily deals today. Price: £2.39
My Daughter has bought me a Harmonica in the key of C for my Christmas present. Would love to blow like Little Walter. Any suggestions on where I should begin ? (Nope. Ain’t going to any Alabama cotton fields before you lot start ).
Free classic album “Fire and Water” 180gm vinyl, half speed remastered at Abbey Road. Purchased for £13 at Fopp Records today. Bargain !
From his new Blues album “Terraplane”.