Friday, 2 September 2011

Angus, thrills and snowing


Photo taken from the car in Ontario, February 2011. Taken by me, I imagine.

Nothing much to report here - had visitors, been reading, walking, learning how to cook again... and for me cooking always means listening to music so here are a few musical things you might like (nothing brand new or anything).

First here's a British band that Mark plays a lot called The Leisure Society with a track we especially liked whilst travelling called "The Last of the Melting Snow" (hence photo above):





Next, a visiting friend played me some music by a woman from Philadelphia called Melody Gardot . Here's "My One and Only Thrill" (and it is gorgeous!):





Finally, on a more local note (and I put this on facebook this week too) here's a local singer/songwriter with a song he made from some words of mine. The singer is Gary Anderson and the song is "The Angus Adoption Song". Gary is on at the Montrose Folk Club at the Links Hotel this Tuesday evening (6th Sept). Also appearing are the Coaltown Daisies from Fife.




I've even been singing today. That's either a very good or a very bad sign...

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9 comments:

Niamh B said...

That snow picture is really beautiful.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Are you all happy to be home again Rachel, or do you miss your travels>

Rachel Fox said...

Thanks, Niamh. I like it partly because it seems to echo my poem "Mixed Messages" (it's on a postcard and back here). And it backs up my theory that anyone can take a good photo - I've no training in photography and am very untechnical (for me it's more 'see something interesting, point and press' and 'keep trying all sorts of things until you get something good').

Ah Weaver, the big question. h is happy to be home, no question, but Mark and I are struggling with it now and again (we really loved the travelling and break from the routine). Saying that it is good to see our pup and all our friends and family here too. And it's nice to do simple things - walk on the beach here, eat at home, just sit and read.

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hope said...

Sight seeing is nice but seeing the site of home sweet home is the best. :)

Thanks for the photo...it makes me feel cooler even if it is too danged hot still!

Rachel Fox said...

Best? Well, I know at least one person who'd agree with you!

Fairly cool here already...

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gists said...

Nice melody from the lady of that name.

Rachel Fox said...

Yes, the whole album is good. I've been listening to it a fair bit this week.
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Selma said...

Did you see Melody Gardot on Jools Holland? I'm not sure when it would have aired for you because sometimes they play shows for us a year later. Anyway, she was fantastic. I am now a big fan. Thanks for the clip!

Rachel Fox said...

No, I'd never heard of her till my friend mentioned her name last week. Loving the cd though (bought it straightaway!).
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