I’m sitting at the supper table, eating a meal of my own devising, as the family are away for a week. It means I can experiment without getting rude comments about stinky cheese or strange smells. So tonight on the menu is tomato and beetroot soup with gorgonzola on körnerbrot, sausages, mashed potato with extra gorgonzola, auburgine, mushroom and garlic stir fry and a small gin with lemon and elderflower to wash it all down.
A riotous cacophony of flavours, individual, contrasting, strong and clashing, though sometimes complementing in unpredicted and delightful ways.
And to soundtrack this, I am lucky enough to be listening to ‘On the Corner’ for the first time ever.
As I prepared the meal, I was listening to the final moments of the smoothly-stewarded and enthusiastically-informing Afterword two-parter on Miles Davis – well done to all who took part – a most enjoyable journey through his life and musical career. I suppose I downloaded it because of the great affirmation that ‘Kind Of Blue’ got in the 60 years thread. I listened to some of that record earlier in the week, but I’m afraid I got a bit bored (sacrilege, I know).
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