The much-trumpeted 4G network doesn’t cover this town which is no surprise. I’ve never been able to get a decent 3G signal here so I’m not holding my breath. A few miles from here at work the 4G does get picked up but only now and again. The evidence is provided above before it disappears again.

King Crimson tour poster

It looks like a trip through to Edinburgh is on the cards for September. My Twitter stream was full of happy people today due to the announcement of the above tour. I was hoping for a show at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow but Edinburgh will be no problem.

Tickets will have to be obtained first of course and that means wrestling with a horrible online booking agency which will no doubt add various “fees” to the price. It’s King bloomin’ Crimson though so I won’t quibble this time.

IQ-Road-Of-BonesI said I wouldn’t be making a list of favourite albums but I changed my mind. I’m a lot of things but consistent isn’t one of them.

This is the music that gave me most pleasure this year. There is no order of preference and I’ve probably forgotten a few things again.


Abel Ganz – s/t

Bram Stoker – Cold Reading

Krankschaft – Krankschaft 3

IQ – The Road Of Bones

Matt Stevens – Lucid

Tim Bowness – Abandoned Dancehall Dreams

Stars In Battledress – In Droplet Form

Gong – I See You

Knifeworld – The Unravelling

Agusa – Högtid

David Crosby – Croz

Trojan Horse – World Turned Upside Down

Engineers – Always Returning

A Formal Horse – s/t

Steve Rothery – The Ghosts Of Pripyat