Diary Blip (Friday 4th September 2020)
The A4 roadworks that began three weeks ago were due to finish on Friday (although I notice the cones and barriers in the picture were still there this morning) so this is the After shot, complete with double-yellow lines.
Refna, who was kindly paying me a social visit and giving the garden a quick once-over, remarked that there was considerably less road noise, but what I noticed was how the drain covers all along Curzon Street were all making kerthunk noises due to the change in the level of the road. When the nearest one began clanking some years ago it took months, and several fruitless visits from Wessex Water, at my behest, before it was finally fixed, and I somehow doubt that arrangements have been made for a comprehensive course of remedial work.
5.9.2020 (1838 hr)
Blip #3291 (#3041 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #002
Blips/Extras In 2020 #143/267 + #056/100 Extras
Day #3816 (775 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2436 (#2277 + 159 in archived blips)
Taken with Nikon Coolpix P900 (24-2000mm equivalent bridge camera)
Old Forge series
Curzon St series
Diary Blip series
Before And After series
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Oasis - Slide Away (recorded December 1993, Monnow Valley Studios, Rockfield)
I was rediscovering Oasis's debut album Definitely Maybe on this day. It has stood the test of time very well, though apparently the sessions for the album did not turn out well and required a lot of rescue work in post production, mainly because Noel Gallagher had put on so many overdubs the rest of the band were truly buried. Sessions began in Rockfield, Monmouthshire but the results deemed unusable, but similar problems occurred at Sawmills Studio in Golant, Cornwall, where they had recovened. The album eventually used material from Sawmill, with the exception of Slide Away, produced by David Batchelor at Monnow Valley Studio. This was the rehearsal studio for Rockfield Studios but after the sale of Rockfield was converted into a fully-formed studio by its new owners. The end result of the album, as remixed by Owen Morris, overcame all these hurdles and was one of the noisiest albums ever made.
One year ago:
The Old Forge (Driveway patch)
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