Wednesday 19 January 2011: Moon Shot
Second in an unintentional series apparently. There's a theme in here somewhere, just don't know quite what.
Following up on yesterday's sunrise over Grangemouth with today's (near) moonrise on the other bank of the River Forth. This one is of Longannet Power Station with it's Saturn V expendable chimney about to launch.
After reading this article last night about the perils of the ipod shuffle button I sat down this afternoon and listened to Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars and Dark Side of the Moon all the way through from beginning to end, in the track order they appeared originally. And you know what? I probably got more work done over those couple of hours or so than I've done in the same period for ages. I hadn't considered how the skip and shuffle buttons on digital music players had made the way we listen to music a different experience to what the recording artists intended (too fiddly to do on vinyl, too much a squeaky irritation to do with a C90). Listening to those two complete albums, with the teensy-weensy less good tracks I'd normally skip turned out be a very enjoyable experience.
So, after this I'm listening to a couple more albums in their entirety; maybe some Led Zeppelin (starting at 1 and moving on), maybe some prog-rock concept album from Yes or Mike Oldfield or Genesis. Or maybe some Kylie.