Sunday 26 January 2014

Quicksilver Messenger Service

Wired up an additional LED light for the short canopy at the front of the pink ceramic building. The bulbs need to be fixed to the building in a better way than they are at the moment - blu tac currently in use.

But all three canopies are now illuminated.

Currently listening to:

Canto de Osshana performed by a Brazilian guitarist called Baden Powell de Aquino (his dad was into the Scouting movement) and Vinicius de Moraes.

I've set this single track on a loop and have played it at least 20 times consecutively because, despite its simplicity, I  cannot get the Bossa Nova rhythm right on my bongos. - very frustrating. I'm hoping that through osmosis the rhythm will sink in.

And, I really like the track.

Last Night's dinner:

Steak and kidney pudding and frozen peas
Currently thoroughly enjoying:

Several times in the opening chapters, the American group, "Quicksilver Messenger Service", get a mention - as being extolled by people Tracey Thorn knew in her youth.

I remember liking something of theirs from the late 60s early 70s, but haven't thought of them for  over 40 years. So I thought I'd explore what iTunes Preview had on offer.

Quicksilver Messenger Service
Verdict: Plodding. I have absolutely no time for this sort of rock music anymore; I can't believe I extracted any enjoyment at all from it in the first place.


Went to the Tron Theatre in Glasgow last night to see a Rajasthani trio. You weren't allowed to take photographs which I thought was absolutely ridiculous. I did take these two photos of their instruments on stage on my way out  after a truly hypnotic and mystical performance.

Here's a picture of the singer, Parveen Sabrina Khan.

And this where Rajasthan is to be found.

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