Monthly Archives: April 2016

It’s A Goddam Beautiful Day – review

unspecifiedFor many moons I’ve been intending to review this remarkable piece of work from the prolific Hilliat Fields. Since its release it has become one of my favourite listens, especially when I’m writing.

The first track – Cant. Busy. – an electronic kaleidoscope of sound that builds from the thinnest of edges to a deep lushness – sets me in mind of Skyrim Atmospheres, and takes my mind wandering across icy mountain slopes in search of dragons, or putting my character Glint into a fateful meeting with giant wolf spiders.

Slow Down, with its louche vocals and delicate, cloud-drift changes, is a song that is wearing shades and sprawling in the San Diego sun of Coronado Beach. This is your baby if you want to surround yourself in pure golden relaxation.

I really like Donum, with its guitar chunk meander like a ravenous dog randomly meandering through the rubble of a post-apocalyptic wasteland, searching for food, and finding a freshly dead body.

The final song on this splendid album, and the title track, is a paeon to all of those times that you’ve gone to bed with a smile on your face. No, not because of that, pervs. Think of a beautiful, soul-lifting day; one that made your senses tingle with delight. Like that. Glorious.

If you haven’t guessed already, this is an album that will paint pictures in your mind. There are a few weak moments – I could have lived without Beauty (Everywhere) 16, which made the cats stare at the speakers and hum – but that apart this is a stunning collection. The music surges like oceans, drifts like desert dunes, strokes your skin like the lightest of fingers. It’s music to wrap yourself up in. Go wrap yourself.

wombicon5Five happy wombats for IAGBD, as no one but me calls it. Go and get it here.

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Football Days #buryfc v #millwall

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care.

23rd April 2016 – Bury 1-3 Millwall

Plenty o' plod todayBucket ShakersLove the leg armour hereMore dayglo yellow than you can shake a stick at. Also Danny Mayor.Can anyone explain this floral tribute in the away section?A little light banter between Bury & Millwall fansGigg Lane from beneath the "big" screen

Football Days #iron v #buryfc

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care.

19th April 2016 – Scunthorpe 2-1 Bury

A maximum of ten minutesThe Iron Bar :-)Glanford ParkNice touch in the gentsFlying ballsBalls in a lineWatch your languageSoaresy! Get up! What're you doing?Scunny BunnyRosie and Pope's keepy-up header game enthralls the crowdShakers are GO!Huss's pre-match ritual, this time without Tom Soares who was busy being CaptainCamera holePopey's goalWaiting for a maximum of ten minutes...

Glanford Park panorama

Football Days 17 #stfc v #buryfc

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care.

16th April 2016 – Swindon 0-1 Bury

Nearly thereMagic RoundaboutTiny tiny ticket windowsBig old standBig old staircase up into big old standThe County GroundFOOD KIOSK for Disabled & Children ONLYI do like a ground with hills in the distanceTravelling ShakersBig lensSprinklers blown into the home endFINALLY an away win to applaud

County Ground panorama

Football Days 16 #buryfc v #drfc

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care.

9th April 2016 – Bury 1-0 Donny Rovers

Horsies!Gigg LaneTannoySharp pointsHussLong suffering Donny fansLeon! Leon! Leon!Get stuck in, Joner!I do like the Donny stripHipster stewardGetting darkHeader

Football Days 15 #buryfc v #gills

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care. Forgot this one a couple of weeks ago. Might as well post it now for completeness.

28th March 2016 – Bury 0-1 Gillingham

Where we park is NOT a football car park, apparentlyTom SoaresWarm upPride of LancashireUp the gantrySmallest mascot EVEROfficialsJohn O'SullivanKick offForever Bury

Football Days 14 #bafc v #buryfc

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care.

2nd April 2016 – Burton Albion 1-1 Bury

Pirelli Stadium from across the roundaboutBit confused till I realised the Main Stand is the ONLY seatingProgrammes!Pirelli Stadium - three sides standingIMG_20160402_145119818Line-upsWarm-up danceHuss throw going nowhere as usualPirelli Stadium - a very pleasant place

In the genes

I just came across this photo of the current Mrs. Wombat’s Mum & Grandma, presumably in Blackpool, with an unnamed hottie in the centre. Now I know where my beloved gets it from.

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