Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Nature Prance: David Thomas' Solo Albums 1981-1987: Winter Comes Home

Petrified

BCC


Well you might recall my signalling the passing of history when I mentioned the imminent replacement of this vintage Broadmeadows City Council sewer cover however it's OK, history's still here as Hume City Council is either (1) manufacturing heritage sewer covers in the fabulously retro 'BCC' style or (2) some eager employee, probably now long dead, made all the sewer covers this sewer would ever need some time before the demise of the BCC.

Or 'BCC' stands for something other than 'Broadmeadows City Council'.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Nature Prance: David Thomas' Solo Albums 1981-1987: Winter Comes Home

Stormy Weather

(There is a very good chance I'll get back to my 'Nature Prance' series very shortly. Having successfully (?) manoeuvred the hard interstitial bits following Sound of the Sand I found myself a little perplexed by how to handle the Winter Comes Home tracks which are basically monologues mixed with recitations of Pere Ubu lyrics. To tackle this I've been listening to two Pere Ubu live shows from the approximate period, both available from the Hearpen site. And really good. But at the same time I've got sleeve notes to write for the Panel of Judges reissue, I've got a record cover to draw, and I've got a bunch of amazing new albums to listen to - Peter Escott's album, the new Ocean Party album, and then I only went and bought a few great old albums, like Simon and Garfunkel's third album and another record by the Roches, I know both of these are going to be stayers round here, and this is all on top of a huge time at work. So... gonna keep on trying. While  you wait for me to regroup, here is a picture of a bad dog who has taken a bread roll from a backyard where a bad neighbour has decided missing palings from a fence and leaving bread rolls lying in your yard is a good idea.)

Tuesday, October 07, 2014