Monday, 24 February 2014

Slight return

Where I live the post man turns up before I leave for work - we're quite lucky in that respect, other people speak wistfully of such a state of affairs, bracketing it with phenomena like snow on Christmas day, steam trains, coal fires etc. Anyway, today I was heading for my car when I saw the postie's little red van swing into our road, so I decided to hang about.

My willingness to be slightly less early for work was rewarded with an LP shaped parcel, "That psychedelic jazz comp from the German vendor I shouldn't wonder", I thought to myself as I snipped through the packaging in the kitchen. But no, even better, a couple of albums by Myron & E backed up by The Soul Investigators. I think I've mentioned the latter here and there in connection with Nicole Willis, and how highly I rate her first album.

Released on Timmion, it really is a very consistent label. Little Ann's Deep Shadows was one of my favourite albums last year (or maybe the year before - whatever, it's very good) and I've listened O.C. Tolbert's Grown Folks Thing to death over the last few months (but haven't felt the need to buy the album yet).

Something worth mentioning maybe: barcodes - the scourge of the deep-fried retrophile. I wouldn't say that the issue works me into a frenzy, but I'd perhaps go so far as to say they irk me. Anyway, these guys are so retro-sensitive that the barcodes are on stickers attached to the cellophane wrapping. Normally I peel that stuff off, but I'm keeping these little stickers on account of the fact that they're so snazzy.


  1. They have a new single coming out next week which I am eagerly awaiting the postie delivering.

    Good to have you back Artog

  2. Thank you Drew. It's weird, I was sort of getting back into the swing a bit and then somehow, before I knew it it was January and I hadn't written anything for three months.

    Jon - Yes, snazzy. I was going to take a photo but there was a technical hitch. I might put one up later. Speaking of snazzy check out the cardigan in the video for If I Gave You My Love.

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    1. Hello Walter - sorry for the delay in acknowledgment, your comment got sent to the spam folder for some reason.

  4. Welcome back. You've been missed. Looking forward to more Sunday morning adventures.

  5. Thanks Luca. I don't think there have been any Sunday morning adventures during the time I've been away from the blog. I'm getting a new bike at the end of the week though, maybe that'll be the catalyst I need.

  6. Welcome back Artog. I'm after a new bike too. Must be something in the air

  7. Spring! I'm not mad on cycling in the dark - the danger, the horrible, fluorescent attire.