Sunday, 1 March 2015

Catch Up, Part III

So, in between everything else, I finished off another turntable restoration today - just after the previous one was taken away by its proud new parents, Mr and Mrs Rose. And they loved the free gift they received with their turntable - Chris Rea's Road to Hell. I must say, playing it for them while they auditioned their new baby, it sounded so good I almost wanted to not give it away! In any event, this beautiful Pioneer now up for adoption... ‪#‎vinyl‬‪#‎vintage‬ ‪#‎turntable‬ ‪#‎bigblackcds‬

Another reason I love vinyl: what other music package holds so many layers of visual and tactile beauty and discovery? On my platter this evening... (Foreigner by Cat Stevens) ‪#‎vinyl‬ ‪#‎totalexperience‬

Phone call from a producer on a movie being shot in Cape Town:
Producer: "We are looking to rent a turntable for a scene in the movie. Can you help?"
Me: "I think so..."
Producer: "It does not even have to work - it is just going to stand there."
Me:"No, I don't think so."
Producer:"But you just said you may be able to help?!"
Me:"Yes - but only if you are going to use it to play a record in the scene."
Producer:"Ok, we can do that. Do you have a turntable?"
Me:"It depends. Who are the characters? Where are they? When is it? What is their motivation? I cannot decide which the right table will be without knowing a lot more..."
Producer:"Ok, we must talk. I will make an appointment to come and see you."
Almost Famous, at last? smile emoticon
BTW Now listening to Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy ‪#‎vinyl‬ ‪#‎moviestar‬‪#‎capecapers‬

Waiting for my power to go off at 8pm:- making sure my iPad is charged, and I have something to read on it. Red wine, olives, goats milk cheese, salami, tomatoes, pears and naartjies for dinner. Lunch with my friend just back from working with the United Nations in Tunisia was sea bass, green beans and gingered baby potatoes with a local unwooded chardonnay. On the platter we have the incredible Al Di Meola and Friends, and it all sounds wonderful coming out of my ancient Quad II valve monoblocks... ‪#‎vinyl‬ ‪#‎greatsunday‬‪#‎allthatjazz‬

That's all Folks!

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