A lovely morning here in London, as the newly expanded version of “Kind Of Blue” makes for a perfect start to the day. I imagine you may have seen this by now, but if not, please check out Ben Kingsley doing Minor Threat. That’s Ben Kingsley doing Minor Threat, and watching it doesn’t make the concept any more assimilable.

A lovely morning here in London, as the newly expanded version of “Kind Of Blue” makes for a perfect start to the day. I imagine you may have seen this by now, but if not, please check out Ben Kingsley doing Minor Threat. That’s Ben Kingsley doing Minor Threat, and watching it doesn’t make the concept any more assimilable.



After that, I suppose, a bunch of records we’ve played in the last couple of days might seem like a bit of an anti-climax. Some nice things here, though no mystery records this week – the last one, as you’ve probably guessed, was Bob Dylan’s “Tell Tale Signs”.

Oh, and the arrival of the Robert Wyatt reissues has compelled me to start tidying up the full transcript of the interview I did with the great man last year. It’s about 10,000 words long, and there are a lot of typos to fix, but I should be able to post the whole thing next week.

1 Crystal Antlers – Crystal Antlers EP (Touch & Go)

2 Arthur Russell – Love Is Overtaking Me (Rough Trade)

3 Kevin Ayers – What More Can I Say (Reel)

4 Robert Wyatt – Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard (Domino)

5 Dawn Landes – Dawn’s Music (Boy Scout)

6 Chairlift – Does That Inspire You (Kanine)

7 Liquid Liquid – Remixes (Domino)

8 Brad Barr – The Fall Apartment: Instrumental Guitar (Tompkins Square)

9 Night Horse – The Dark Won’t Hide You (Tee Pee)

10 Essie Jain – The Inbetween (Leaf)

11 Zach Hill – Astrological Straits (Ipecac)

12 Bohren & Der Club Of Gore – Dolores (PIAS)

13 Lou Reed – Berlin Live At St Ann’s Warehouse (Matador)

14 Trees – The Garden Of Jane Delawney (SonyBMG)

15 Elbow – The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver (Live In Manchester)

16 Terry Riley – A Rainbow In Curved Air (Columbia)

17 Peter Green – The Anthology (Salvo)

18 Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue: Deluxe Edition (SonyBMG)