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 14 Day Isolation Your Top 10
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Sun 29 Mar 12:17

OK so you are going into a 14 day period of self isolation, what do you do to keep yourself amused?

What 10 albums do you take in , assume you have no internet/ wifi connection?

What book do you read - no Complete Works of Shakespear allowed!

I will need to have a think about it.

(Just to clarify I am not in isolation btw - just bored- I have always found Sundays boring)
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 Re: 14 Day Isolation Your Top 10
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Sun 29 Mar 12:57

I feel more reason then ever to write a novel as I always wanted, but still don't have the self-belief. But that could all change!

We hope this is a momentous time in history (not something that's gonna become common) so maybe a diary would be of lasting interest.

I don't wanna do that, I wanna escape into imagination.

I've got my notebook and pen handy, my wife is in the living room watching 'Murder She Wrote' - here goes..

Anyone else trying to write a book/ escape into an imaginary uncharted world in their own head?



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 Re: 14 Day Isolation Your Top 10
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Sun 29 Mar 13:00

I'm thinking of Starting 'Into the Valley vol.2".

Probably never get a better chance to start the ball rolling.

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 Re: 14 Day Isolation Your Top 10
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sun 29 Mar 13:16

Well, I've got my book, which I'm reading for the zillionth time...

In Highland Harbours with Para Handy by Neil Munro.

:)
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 Re: 14 Day Isolation Your Top 10
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sun 29 Mar 13:28

Quote:

OzPar, Sun 29 Mar 13:16

Well, I've got my book, which I'm reading for the zillionth time...

In Highland Harbours with Para Handy by Neil Munro.

:)


At your age everything is done by Handy 😂😂😂😂

Please don't book me Admin, it will ruin my life.
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 Re: 14 Day Isolation Your Top 10
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 29 Mar 13:59

Albums

Supertramp....Crime of the Century
Chris Rea ......Wired to the moon
Ry Cooder......Bop till you Drop
Jackson Brown .....The Pretender
Mark Knopfler .......Shangri-La
Carol King.......Tapestry
Steve Forbert.....Little Stevie Orbit
Al Stewart.......Time Passages
Alan Parson.....Turn of a Friendly Card
Chris De Burgh.......Eastern Wind

Books

All Denzil Meyrick
Mark Dawson
James Lee Burke

That should keep me going till September
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 Re: 14 Day Isolation Your Top 10
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Sun 29 Mar 14:15

Ref: DA-go Par Adonis
Date: Sun 29 Mar 13:00

<<< I'm thinking of Starting 'Into the Valley vol.2".

Probably never get a better chance to start the ball rolling. >>>

Grit your teeth and go for it !
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 Re: 14 Day Isolation Your Top 10
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sun 29 Mar 14:54

Working through Stephen Stills history just now, after watching CSNY story on Amazon prime.
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 Re: 14 Day Isolation Your Top 10
Topic Originator: parfection  
Date:   Sun 29 Mar 16:38

Buspasspar - a few great choices there. I really like Steve Forbert, I love Jackson Browne and I have every Al Stewart album ever issued. Time Passages is fabulous - Palace of Versailles and End of the Day are two of my most loved songs. 😀
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 Re: 14 Day Isolation Your Top 10
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sun 29 Mar 16:40

Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series are excellent as are the many spin off sideline character entries.

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd
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 Re: 14 Day Isolation Your Top 10
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 29 Mar 16:50

parfection I also have all Al Stewarts albums on vinyl and went to see him in Glasgow many years ago
He did not have Peter White on guitar that night it was Laurence Jubert ex wings I got them both to sign his new cd that night between the wars
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 Re: 14 Day Isolation Your Top 10
Topic Originator: parfection  
Date:   Sun 29 Mar 20:01

I was at the Al Stewart gig in Glasgow that night Buspasspar - in the Strathclyde Suite of the Royal Concert Hall. Laurence Juber is quite a player and Between the Wars is another great album. My wife and I saw Al perform Past, Present and Future along with Year of the Cat (both albums in entirety) at the Royal Albert Hall. Unforgettable!
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 Re: 14 Day Isolation Your Top 10
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 29 Mar 21:19

Wow ....wished I had seen that parfection Year of the cat was my first Al Stewart album before I collected the rest Don't tell Lord Granville :-)
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 Re: 14 Day Isolation Your Top 10
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Tue 31 Mar 07:01

These are not necessarily the best, just the ones I would like to keep me company in these times of isolation...


BOOKS

The Hills is Lonely - Lillian Beckwith
In Highland Harbours - Neil Munro
A Good Man in Africa - William Boyd
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists - Robert Tressell
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkein
Animal Farm - George Orwell
Sailing Alone Around the World - Joshua Slocum
A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
Selected Essays - Gore Vidal



ALBUMS

Meddle - Pink Floyd
Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia - Dandy Warhols
Stay Human - Michael Franti
Duncan Browne - Duncan Browne
Goodbye Yellowbrick Road - Elton John
After the Goldrush - Neil Young
Caravanserai - Santana
Sam's Town - The Killers
Chicago 2 - Chicago
Live from Scotland, Vol 1 - The Corries



MOVIES

The African Queen
Sideways
Little Big Man
Midnight Cowboy
Local Hero
The Big Lebowski
The Shawshank Redemption
Shower (Chinese film)
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring (Korean film)
Cinema Paradiso (Italian film)
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 Re: 14 Day Isolation Your Top 10
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Tue 31 Mar 10:26

Some interesting choices , mine are:

ALBUMS

Seargant Pepper - Beatles ( I really wish I had seen them live)

Bridge over Troubled Water- Simon and Garfunkel ( I saw Paul Simon in Manchester on his farewell tour recently ,still brilliant an everlasting regret I didn't see them perform together)

Live at Leeds - The Who

Tapestry - Carol King. ( snap Buspasspar - I only bought this album a few months ago having been to the musical "Beautiful"on Broadway - highly recommended on return to normality)

Rumours - Fleetwood Mac ( again a band I wished I had seen )

Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen ( have seen Bruce live half a dozen times - what a performer)

The Joshua Tree- U2 ( I heard their performance at Murrayfield on the Joshua Tree tour - I hadn't really paid any attention to them up until that point - wow.

and now for something completely different as someone once said, I also like opera so the final three selections are ;

La Traviata- Verdi
La Boheme- Puccini
The Marriage of Figaro- Mozart

Perhaps Traviata and Boheme are too sad for today's times hence much more upbeat selection to end on.

My book choice ( and I haven't started reading it yet ) is "Washington - a life" by Ron Chernow , recommended as one of the better biographies on George Washington. I will let you know - it's a heavy 800 page read.

Keep them coming.
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 Re: 14 Day Isolation Your Top 10
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 31 Mar 11:04

Great Stuff Wetherby

I saw Paul Simon In Glasgow the Rhythm of the Saints tour
Ry Cooder in Glasgow
Jackson Browne in Edinburgh
I also listen to the Marriage of Figaro on cd

Ozpar has included 2 of my fav albums
After the Goldrush and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Good luck with the book
Stay safe
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 Re: 14 Day Isolation Your Top 10
Topic Originator: helensburghpar  
Date:   Tue 31 Mar 11:17

Albums The Clash - The Clash.
Patti Smith - Horses.
Leonard Cohen - Songs of love and hate.
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust.
Levellers - Levelling the land.
Bob Dylan - Desire.
Lou Reed - Transformer.
Nick Cave - Nocturama.
Bruce Springsteen - Born to run.
Ramones- Rocket to Russia.


Books A clockwork orange - Anthony Burgess.
Catcher in the Rye- J.D Salinger.
Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh.
1984 - George Orwell.
Dracula - Bram Stoker.
On the road - Jack Kerouac.
Of mice and men - John Steinbeck.
Black and white magic - Jim Paterson
Just Kids - Patti Smith.
Football factory - John King.



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 Re: 14 Day Isolation Your Top 10
Topic Originator: AJ27  
Date:   Tue 31 Mar 11:44

Books;
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyle
The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
1984 - George Orwell
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurer
Four Iron in the Soul - Lawrence Donelan
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

Films;
Southern Comfort
12 Angry Men
The Alamo
The Usual Suspects
Apocalypse Now
On Golden Pond
Philadelphia
Reservoir Dogs
Deliverance
The Last Wagon

Albums - just brought my record player and a selection of albums down from the attic - includes the following - all of whom I’ve seen live except Peter Case;
Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan
Exile on Main Street - Rolling Stones
Dead Set - Grateful Dead (best live band I’ve seen)
Rave On - Andy White
Well Kept Secret - John Martyn
Who’s Next - the Who
Motorvatin - Chuck Berry
One for the Road - the Kinks
Thank you St Jude - Peter Case
Red Pump Special - Rab Noakes
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