Friday, June 29, 2007

muso blink

Just read about my fave record store going on the blink...Fopp has stopped trading..this is well serious as they were the only store worth a major browse and a major spend. Let's hope they are able to resolve the problems and get back on the road.But it looks like even HMV are struggling to keep their ears above the soundboard...changing times for musos and the way we buy the sounds. .......
here is another pic from Budapest...they have a fantastic transport system and it was fun jumping around on the trams...went to one independent record store,but it wasn't a patch on Fopp,in fact I was well disappointed. There was very little local music and too much Europop that you can find elsewhere at cheaper prices. I guess that is the problem in a nutshell, we have become much more discerning buyers over the years and I will definitely shop around before buying, whereas before the Internet you just grabbed what you could find.

Grand Funk Railroad - We're An American Band

one of my favourite tracks ever by one of the lost bands of the seventies....go rawk!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tom Robinson Band: Don't Take No For An Answer 1978

wow!! forgot just how damn good TRB were. I saw them in Aberdeen sometime around 78 and in Edinburgh sometime later. Awesome!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

planet crow

Here is a shot of Budapest, seems weird to think I was only there a few days ago, now it is back to the shopping malls of the Athens of the North.
Been out shopping today and Fopp had a great DVD sale on. I got a couple of films I have been after for a while. "The Dirty Dozen"and "Bridge at Remagen" I am a sucker for these old films with lots of attitude and great stage sets. "Bridge on the River Kwai" is one of my favourites..absolutely. I was also on youtube and as anyone who checked out the blog the other day will have seen our homegrown numpty clip of our ex first minister. Frightening the woodenness and complete stonewalling he showed in that interview. Watched a bit of The King on DVD when I was chomping on my tattie scones and double eggs at tea time. Elvis was indeed the most sexy human on the planet and it is great to see him with the sound cranked up and a couple of beers.

here is a track that is worth an ear tickle.

Ever wondered how they got their name?? well Wikepedia has it right here

"Well I dreamt I saw you walking up a hillside in the snow / Casting shadows on the winter sky as you sat there, counting crows / One for sorrow, two for joy / Three for girls and four for boys / Five for silver, six for gold / Seven for a secret never to be told."

Friday, June 15, 2007

The Best Wee Numpty in the World

Came across this tonight on he really was something else...his dress sense is to die for..literally..

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

sunken art

Here is a cover that was on the pavement in downtown Budapest..looks pretty funky..a work of art no less..excellent.Here is a track that was winding around my ears whilst waiting for a connecting flight at Frankfurt Airport to take me back to bonnie Scotland and earning the dosh for more trips away.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

budapest metro

budapest.......some photos i took on Saturday..

Just back from a fantastic break in Budapest. here are a few pics i took whilst there.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

leith lamb cruz

The opening night of the Leith Festival was indeed fantastic, I enjoyed the readings and have to hand it to the organisers for keeping this the real deal. I had some pals over from out of town for the event and I was proud to be a Leither what with the great ambiance in the streets and the Cruz ship looking pretty cool. Yup this is the place to be if you want to live in Edinburgh. The gig last night was in Lambs House where Mary Queen of Scots kipped for a night... one of the many outstanding buildings in this area. It is looking a bit dilapidated on the outside, all around work is happening on tarting up the properties around it but it stands very forlorn....needs some major TLC..

Here is a track that has been tickling my earbuds today as I walked home from the town down Elm Row...The Del McCoury Band giving it laldy!!