Sunday, 22 July 2007

Aftermath of birthday...

Elder Daught added to the present list with a huge box of balloons, and a cake and sweeties! Plus a load of music to listen to when I'm feeling good. We still chat regularly about the 'Big Concert'!

Younger Daught also gave me three big presents.

She'd got together with Mrs S and collated a huge album of 'This is your Life', and it is an absolute treasure! Slight moistening of the aging Scroblene eyes there...

Also, I'd always wanted to relive my growing days with my old Meccano set, and had mentioned this once or twice in casual discussion. So, I'm now the proud owner of Sets 2 and 4! Plus some goodies! I've already got the the Magic motor to drive the steam engine., and will attempt the Telpher Span when Mrs S isn't looking!

Younger Daught also gave me a CD of the music we both love. I'm listening to this now, and there are serious tracks I remember hearing all those years ago when her bedroom door was closed, and she had her own world to start living for.

Hurts.

14 comments:

The Hitch said...

some damn good presents .

Tuscan Tony said...

A thoughtful crew you ahve surrounding you there, scrobs. Glad you made it through the day.

idle said...

Scrobbers, what with the Meccano and the retro CDs, you appear to be entering a second childhood. Lucky chap; there is nothing I would like better than it to be 1970, with me about to be sent off to prep school. I bloody loved it.

Eccerone said...

Old tunes twing the tear ducts but also act as a reminder that you have a soul, a very large heart and an enriched life. Try listening to them whilst carrying out daily occurances such as when out for a walk or clearing the shed of a weekend; I find this helps link fresher memories with music that will always have a strong association with the past.

New tunes open the mind and keep the brain firing in all directions. Spend more time discovering bands you'd never heard of. Buying new music is as addictive as mecchano!

Hercules said...

Scroblene,

I'm so glad you had a good birthday, I toasted you all the way here from North Carolina!

electro-kevin said...

Don't you think it's about time you grew up Scrobs ? :-)

Scroblene said...

D'ya know Idle, you're right again!

Prep school was still a cosy existence, not much went wrong, and those days were probably the easiest, but I have a story which buggered my chances of being a 'prefect', which I might post one of these days!

Tony; Yup, a long day, and a huge bootfull for the Tunbridge Wells Recycling Initiative...! Still want to be near Tuscany though, it's pissing down again!

Scroblene said...

Herc; Just give NC my regards, we love it there, but as you have to do some business, you can only blog from the various Lodges which abound! Thanks though!

Scroblene said...

E-K no never, I'm an awful kid really, and Like Peter Pan, I can fly anywhere I want...

Scroblene said...

Eccerone!

What a lovely thought!

Occurances such as hearing a piano playing beautiful music, or knowing that a track has been chosen by someone because they feel for the theme, have something to cherish forever!

I listened to such a piece on Sunday, and was overwhelmed!

Meccano brings a building instinct, like making a home, or developing an idea. I used to play Younger Daught an incredibly simple piano piece from (sorry) a Genesis track, which is well over thirty years old, and she still knows it!

I'm always up to listen to new bands as long as they don't shout at me. Plenty of guitar, some soft keyboards, a new rhythm; all make for a fantastic collection to listen to on the train...!

Today has been fantastic!

electro-kevin said...

Do you like Pink Floyd, Scrobs ? Dave Gilmore is my fave electric guitarist.

As for Genesis I think Peter Gabriel was the best talent that they had. I fancy the pants off Kate Bush too.

Scroblene said...

E-K Yes, Yes and Yes , and I like Yes too!

Have you heard Kate Bush's part two of Aerial? Even Rolf Harris fits in beautifully, and she is great!

Elder Daught and I agree that Peter Gabriel was the original guiding light, but the 'new' line up somehow works very well, and there's no angst any more.

Steve Hacket was their best guitarist by a long chalk.

Dave Gilmore - 'On an Island'...perfect!

idle said...

If there is an afterlife, I want to listen to Gilmour whilst chilling in the afternoons and Hendrix by night with a skinful.

Scroblene said...

Idle - magnificent!

I can still remember the Beatles White Album under the same circumstances...

We bought it again when in US, and it still reverberates!