Diary 2007-10-07

Posted on October 7, 2007

Last monday I recorded another episode of the Undercover Songs podcast but I didn’t get around to writing up the blog entry and collecting all the links and stuff right away, so I ended up procrastinating it until today! Shame on me… But, anyway, episode 34 is up and while I’m not sure all of the regular listeners will enjoy it (this is a pretty quiet show) I actually like the way it turned out.

Friday I put up the blinds in my kitchen, which means I can now cook at night and the neighbors across the street won’t be able to watch me doing it (and learn all of my culinary s3cretz). Four months into it and I finally get some privacy in my kitchen. Yay!
Now I need to take care of putting in an additional counter, so that I have some decent cooking space and somewhere I can keep the bread toaster and the tea kettle always accessible and I’m all set as far as the kitchen is concerned.

Got my first squash racket yesterday. No need to leech off my friends’ gear anymore (not on that department, at any rate).
Also got a few CDs, including the oldie “Pyramid” by the “Alan Parsons Project” –which I always though was a better album than “Eye In The Sky”– and also something which I’m really looking forward to having the time to explore in greater depth –the three CD set “A Story Of Jazz” by Blue Note. It is now looking like I’ll have the rest of the day to myself (something wis is turning out to be quite rare –not that I’m complaining–) and since I don’t feel like picking up another book (having finished “Kafka On The Shore” just yesterday I’m still “digesting” it) it’ll be either a movie or this CD set.

While I’m on the subject of music, I’m looking for a CD which I can’t find and I was wondering if someone out there can help me out: I’m trying to get my hands on a copy of Rui Veloso’s “Ar De Rock”. Yes, it’s a really old record and while I’m guessing there must have been a CD version launched at one time or another, I can’t seem to find any on sale anywhere. Now the problem is that I must have listened to that record dozens of times, but the LP wasn’t mine and I can’t really remember who it belonged to, so I can’t even track that person down and ask him for it so that I could digitize it.
So if someone knows where I can get a CD (or even if someone has the LP in good condition and wants to sell it) please drop me a line, or leave a comment. I’d love to be able to listen to the whole album again.