Hell, I don't even know where to start. It was a brutal week.
Maybe it would be easier to start at the end. On Wednesday (yesterday) three packages arrived, these contained a total of 21 DVD's and CD's! This is not an auspicious start to next week!
Ok last weekend was a flurry of DVD activity, I got up early on Friday and got started on the 'big pile'. Live In Vienna by Miroslav Vitous was an interesting look at the often overlooked Double bass. Next up was 25 Years At New Morning this is a DVD celebrating the finest Jazz venue in Europe, and the home base for many great musicians.
Jan prefers the world of Country and Western so next we took Merle Haggard out for a spin. Although the concert was from 1983, it was still an interesting adventure.
Looking for a change of pace we moved onto Past And Presence by Pendragon. I was interested that Pendragon and Neo share musicians, and history. I am trying to set up an interview with Clive Nolan who features in both of these bands.
Next up was Bob Berg & The Niels Lan Doky Trio – The Geneva Concert, this DVD contains some great jazz.
We also managed to take in a real movie, and this had to be the first time in 10 years that I have set foot in a movie theater. So at 10am on Tuesday morning we were in something out of a Sci-Fi story.... Actually it all worked out fine. Rise: Blood Hunter opens next week, and if you are a fan of the horror genre, you will probably want to catch this one. It was a big hit at the Tribecca festival in New York, and although it may not be Oscar material, I think it will do well.
Oh, and there were a pile of books, but I'll talk about them later.