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Wednesday, 29 November 2017
100,000 Books and 3 Records - part 2
Another slightly more glaikit picture of your humble author showing off his booty acquired recently in The Bookshop in Wigtown
If you blow up the picture (which may not be a bad idea) the more observant will note that the album nearest my chin is by the Violent Femmes.
It is in fact Hallowed Ground their second album from 1984.
A band I am not hugely familiar with. I know that their self titled debut album, and in particular the song Blister in the Sun, is very highly regarded round these parts.
The only other song I knew was the first song on the album Country Death Song which has previously featured here as it was included on the Rough.Trade Country 1 compilation
I like this album but first time out it only lasted a couple of songs before Mrs CC demanded that I turned it off. No such problems with the third album which will appear sometime next week
Violent Femmes - Jesus Walking on the Water
Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground
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Glaikit is a new word to me.ReplyDelete
Not heard these tunes either, so cheers.
"it only lasted a couple of songs before Mrs CC demanded that I turned it off."ReplyDelete
No such problems here, the benefit of the Music Room being two storeys up and the floors in the house being made of concrete.
Jo asks why you didn't use headphones?
You've seen the size of my ears.Difficult to get ones that fit!Delete
These would probably do the jobDelete
'Glakit' is a new word to me too.... and it means?... I have no idea!ReplyDelete
A Scots wordDelete
Gormless is probably its nearest English equivalent
I remember Billy Connolly talking about the word "glaikit", saying: "A glaikit person is someone who enters a room at a party and everyone there thinks that somebody's just left." Well, it made sense to me at the time.Delete
I noticed the magnificent 'Hallowed Ground' in last week's photo (still can't make out what the other LP is though). What a great band The Femmes were around this time. Their third album 'The Blind Leading the Naked' is well up to scratch too.ReplyDelete
Glaikit is my kind of word.ReplyDelete
Have to admit I don't know much outside the first album, which I know forwards and backwards. Excited to give these a try. They played with Echo & the Bunnymen in my neck of the woods over the summer... at a zoo, no less. All seemed very odd.ReplyDelete
More photos. More glaikit.ReplyDelete
A dark and sombre follow-up to the debut, but worth sticking with.ReplyDelete