What on earth…
Anybody else watching the Christie’s Auction of David Gilmour’s guitars? The Les Paul Gold Top used on the solo for “Another Brick in the wall” has just gone for $360,000. His Martin D35 made $900,000 – surely a record for an acoustic, and the Serial 0001 Strat went for $1.5m.
Black strat will go highest, I’m sure, so I think the record $2m for Jimi’s strat will be broken. Maybe even the heavily signed charity strat that went for $2.7m….
Needless to say, it looks like my chances of getting “a cheap one” are greatly diminishing.
My car has been written off and I need another. It was a 2009 VW Scirocco with leather heated seats. The most important feature when I bought it was the fact the stereo would play my iPod. I loved that ‘cockpit’, comfort, everything immediately to hand and fabulous music. It was the perfect car for me.
The hire car is a BMW 220i. It has a fancy ‘M’ badge, which means it has a bit of umph under the bonnet. I’ve got to grips with the stereo, though it takes more clicks to find the album I want. Radio channels are still a bit hit and miss. The satnav seems to take an age to set. Lovely woman’s voice, though. Despite, or because of the ‘M’, I find the clutch biting point woolly in first gear. It tends to dawdle in getting going. Other than that, I love it. It suits me, at my age and driving style. I looked up the price – £45k. Made me sweat. However, without the ‘M’ it starts at £25! Same shape, same size engine judging by the 220i. How does that happen? Is the ‘M’ for people wanting to do 200mph round » Continue Reading.
Inspired by recent posts, I’ve ordered Nina Simone’s Pastel Blues and Supergrass’s In It For The Money. Rummaging through my collection for Hats by The Blue Nile, I find I own them already.
It’s too late to turn the delivery back now. Anyone fancy a free album?