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I'm Mr Bad

I know I've been ranting about my money turning up (sorry folks) and it still wasn't in my account by this morning (although I have been assured it'll be there tomorrow - which gives me an afternoon/evening to find and book a hotel in Paris for Friday and Saturday nights - thanks bank!) but I needed to buy a few bits for Delphine as a belated Christmas present so headed in town with some *loaned* money.

Whilst there I was caught up in the *retail therapy* mindset at the HMV sale (again - I should really have a restraining order put on me not to enter that damn store....).

Apart from the pressies I picked up for Delphine (Firefly Season 1 and the Scissor Sisters and latest Interpol CDs) I ended up coming back with the following goodies for myself (I can justify this purchase by the fact I am soon to have a lot of money in my account - ok, lame excuse but hell it's made me feel better!):

Afrocelt Soundsystem - Volume 3: Further In Time
The Future Sound of London - Dead Cities
Kinks - The Ultimate Collection (44 tunes for only a £5!!! :p)
Miles Davis - The Complete Birth of the Cool (another double for a £5!!)
Joy Division - Still
Mr Scruff - Trouser Jazz
Mr Scruff - Keep It Unreal
Zero7 - When It Falls
Zero7 - Simple Things

So all in all I'm a bit of a jazzy and experimental Angus at the moment it seems. Not cutting my hair or stopping wearing black anytime soon though :D


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Mar. 2nd, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
We Jazzmen wear black! Usually, nice roll-neck sweaters and berets.

My Dad's a big Jazz fan (in any sense) and he's rather infected me. At the moment, I'm listening to Ben Webster "At The Renaissance", a live album from 1960. Other things I'm particularly keen on atm

Coltrane's version of "My Favourite Things"
Susannah McCorkle - in particular "The Waters of March"
Silje Nergaard - pretty much all of her stuff
And always, Coleman Hawkins, and much of the Fletcher Henderson and Ellington bands recordings.
Mar. 2nd, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
I have bits and pieces but Jazz is one of those areas I'm not overly familiar with and covers such a wide spectrum of music that it can be very hit and miss (I seem to prefer older jazz).

At the end of the day my musical taste (and collection) is very varied. I pretty much have most genres covered somewhere in the racks :p

Thanks for the notes on your other favs though. I know some of Ellingtons material and I think Coltrane rings bells for me too. Might see if I can download a few samples of the others though to give them a taste before I buy.

Although (even if I do end up in Paris this weekend) I think I'll be giving the berets a miss...

Mar. 2nd, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
I have issues with the whole free jazz thing, so most of the stuff I like is pre 1965ish and people who play in the same vein.

Ben Webster played with both Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington, and Hawkins is another Henderson alumnus (as is Armstrong and numerous others).

John Coltrane is slightly later, but equally as (a) accessible and (b) good. "A Love Supreme" is a fantasic album.
Mar. 2nd, 2005 10:34 pm (UTC)
Silje Nergaard is stunning!
Mar. 2nd, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
Ooh - thanks
I had forgotten all about Afrocelt Soundsystem - but now I remember! Cheers ears!
Mar. 2nd, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
ooh you'll love the mr scruff - -i have both those albums and theyre absolutely fantastique!

saw him dj and do his own stuff at kentish town forum one time - the gig rocked - i didnt want to stop dancing but had nothing to keep me awake - it was going til three! we so have to go to a mr scruff gig now!
Mar. 2nd, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
Right now?
I thought you were going to bed. In any case it's way too cold to venture out again and I don't think he's playing tonight :p

Sweet dreams hon.
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