In 1986 my friend Davie Watson let me listen to his new Celtic Frost album Into the Pandemonium. As of this morning, I now have all the Frost albums on CD, with many thanks to Jane, HMV, eBay and Amazon.co.uk.
Next artist to collect: Voivod. I already have on CD their first four albums (War and Pain, RrrÃ¶Ã¶Ã¶aaarrr, Killing Technology and Dimension HatrÃ¶ss) and their latest ‘Voivod’, featuring their new bass player Jason ‘Jasonic’ Newsted (formerly of Flotsam & Jetsam, Metallica and Echobrain).
I received the following albums from these fine people:
Apollyon Sun – Sub (from my wife, Jane)
Celtic Frost – To Mega Therion (from my wife, Jane)
Iron Maiden – Live After Death (from my brother, Eddie)
I’ve just rediscovered the Lies Damned Lies album ‘lamentations’ from 1996. I got it on special offer from Sticky Music’s website (http://www.stickymusic.co.uk/). It was seeing Steve Butler at a conference from Monday to Wednesday that prompted me to give it a spin again. Good stuff: reflective, prayerful and beautiful.
Just when I had given up of ever seeing my customized guitar picks from www.guitarpicksuk.com arrive they dropped through my letterbox this morning. They are printed with the simple message: Join Me. Of course!
My brother, Eddie, has asked me to play guitar (Burns Brian May, of course!) in the Powerpoint band once a month. Powerpoint is a Christian youth event held at St Thomas’s Episcopal Church on Glasgow Road here in Edinburgh; I think it is overseen by Youth For Christ (YFC) – at least, it used to be. I played my first ‘gig’ with the band this month.