2017

Badly drawn computer image of a blue shirted footballer about to shoot at a curved bar goal with a very strange perspective

The year sports reporters gave up any pretence of journalism and just asked, ‘can you talk us through it’.

Crunch – てんきあめ

The Japanese female trio 'Crunch' admiring some wall hung artwork

With my supply of terrible Crunch puns exhausted I can only suggest listening to the album which is available for foreigners living abroad on the Camp of Bands.

OWIL: Island By サコウリョーマ

The cover of the Ryoma Sakoh 'Island' release which is a colourful kaleidoscopic affair

Currently spinning on the digital turntable equivalent, サコウリョーマ a.k.a. Ryoma Sakoh

‘Tanukineiri is a Japanese Pottery Export Wholesale Company and internet record label’ – always makes me smile.

Free to download though I would prefer to be able to at least pay a token gesture towards supporting the music, not entirely unselfishly, as it would then go into my Bandcamp Collection making it easier to keep track of and download again if necessary.

A First Time For Everything

People barn or country dancing at a 60th wedding anniversary obscured by large quantities of bunting in the line of sight of the camera

People barn or country dancing at a 60th wedding anniversary obscured by large quantities of bunting in the line of sight of the camera
Impressive display of bunting more popular with attendees than the photographer.
Just increased the number of barn dance recordings I’ve edited and mastered to one.

Not really up to scratch due to mic positioning and crowd noise but was a 60th wedding anniversary and is for the wife who is going blind.