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It seems like an age since I was last here. I re-read some old posts and found  myself missing it all a tad. Perhaps I ought to revive this...?

Meanwhile, here is a (signed!?!) picture of SC from Zardoz:

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I am on the hunt for some rare records, and wonder if anyone out there can help...I really want MP3/CDR copies of these two records:

Ottilie Patterson "3000 years with Ottilie" (Marmalade records 1969)

Lal & Mike Waterson "bright phoebus" (Trailer 1972)

That's it! Of course I will be happy to furnish you with something equally glorious, or if you have an original LP to sell...let me know!

Meanwhile, here's a picture of Peter Wyngarde:

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Current Music:
The Rattles, Harrison Birtwistle
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We are just back from a trip to the UK. It was all rather nice overall, but of course very hard work with a little 2-year old girl. Everyone was very happy to see her again, and I was happy to show her off. Here are some pics from our inevitable visit to see the Antony Gormley exhibit at the haywood. It was good to see all of the figures dotted around the river-



'The cloud' (as my daughter called it) is a glass room filled with steam. It is pretty crappy as far as ART goes, and plainly unoriginal, but still very fun like a funfair ride. I illegally snapped some pics, baby, wife, father and I-



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Current Location:
Denver
Current Music:
"Horizontal" in mono
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Tonight!

A song from the Lullaby Baxter LP "fontana fontaine" will be featured (somehow or other) on the show "grey's anatomy", airing on Thursday night. This show apparently is the biggest thing on TV (20 million viewers), so this potentially big exposure, etc. etc. blah, blah. This is a song that We (Peter Baldwin & I: Hercules) wrote, arranged and produced. That's me on hot piano, slide guitar and glockenspiel, too.

Tune in if you can...the song contains the line "Wonder will I, see you sometime". Enjoy!

Current Music:
Tractor
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Apparently, a song from the Lullaby Baxter LP is going to be in the April 19th episode of Grey's anatomy. I've never seen this programme, but it appears to be the biggest thing on Telly. Our song will/may be heard by millions. Weird. Cheque in the mail?
Current Music:
Saint-Saëns
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I was so proud of my dear wife Mrs. Hercules today, when she told her colleagues at work that the band 'death cab for cutie' got their name from the song that the Bonzo dog doo-dah band did in "Magical mystery tour". She even said "doo-dah" as opposed to more common abbreviated "Bonzo dog band" that a non-purist might say. Of course, no one at her work had ever heard of them. Good on ya, babe!
Current Music:
Jack Bruce "songs for a tailor"
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My wife, daughter and I took the train downtown yesterday for the St. Patrick's day parade. It was nice for my little Tilly to see Horses, Bulls, Dogs and Llamas (!?!?), but overall it was pretty crap. Basically it was an excuse for some free local advertising, and after about 20 minutes it started to feel like we were watching a traffic jam. It was no Mardi Gras I can tell you. Of course, this is Denver and no doubt these events are spectacular in New York and Dublin. Next year, I am staying home to listen to "astral weeks".

The evening was much for fun, however, as the wife and I watched Peckinpah's near-perfect "the getaway" which we both thoroughly enjoyed. Poor Harold.
Current Music:
tractor
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Finally, the Lullaby Baxter album gets a review on allmusic.com - surely the most visited music website? Luckily, it is er...positive.
Current Music:
The Peddlers
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I called in sick today, because I am. I thought I would have a bite to eat and surf a little. This led to my desire to tend to my neglected, but not deserted blog. Lately, I have been spending my e-time here:









But the point, is I decided to re-read Carl Sagan's book "the dragons of eden". My copy has a different cover than the one pictured here, though. It is warm book. Humbling, but at the same time enlightening and uplifting. It reads like a calm, sane voice in a world screaming with delusion and crassness. It should be required reading in every school and church across the globe.





Current Music:
Terry Callier
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Once again, the wife and I blasted this LP of hopelessly dated buddha-rock in an attempt to ward off the evil christian spirits in our neighbourhood. This being the sunday before christmas, it was especially appropriate.
Current Music:
The Rattles
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