Simon Bray
I recently spent some time in China and let me tell you, the internal flights don't really run anywhere near on time. Fortunately I had some good tunes on my device such as:

  • Eclipse: Monumentum. Great album including a strong candidate for song of the year the Downfall of Eden.

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: Live From The Fox Oakland. Best band on the planet at the moment? It's a definite possibility.

  • Night Ranger: Don't Let Up- their fine streak continues.

  • Tengger Cavalry: Sunesu Cavalry. One of my favourite newish bands.

  • Arkona - Vozrozhdenie. Interesting re-recording of the band's debut album with modern technology.

  • Kee Marcello Scaling Up. I've had this for months but only just got round to listening to it what was I thinking? It's awesome.

    Since my return I have mainly been listening to the vinyl version of Deep Purple's inFinite which is their best album for decades although the superfluous Doors cover is a massive mistake. On Record Store Day I picked up a copy of A Thousand Horses' A Thousand Horses Live From London Metropolis Studios it's excellent.


    Books:
    I completed Bruce Springsteen's Born to run autobiography. The chapters dealing with the deaths of his father, Danny Federici and Clarence Clemons were very moving indeed. I am currently ploughing through I Am Brian Wilson


    Gig:
    Earlier this week in a decidedly non-SoT kind of way I caught John Prine and Amanda Shires at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall and was very pleased that I did.



  • This article comes from Sea of Tranquility
    http://www.seaoftranquility.org

    =The URL for this story is:
    http://www.seaoftranquility.org/sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=251