Wednesday, December 29, 2004

So That Was Christmas

And so 2004 comes to an end. With an international disaster, the scale of which makes blogging and every day life seem rather insubstantial and meaningless. But we glean whatever meaning we can from our daily preoccupations and trundle along, being thankful, those of us who have plenty, for what we have. Our prayers going to the survivors and to the victims’ families and friends.

For Christmas I gave Jill a 10 track CD of love songs and poems. I intend to make it the basis of a full-length CD and book of poems. No doubt I’ll be testing a few out on this blog. Did lots of family stuff. My grandchildren came to stay which was wonderful. Favourite presents – a 4DVD Marx Brothers set – including my favourite three of their films – the new Bob Dylan book – Family Food, Heston Blumenthal’s book – and some interesting CDs.
How about you?

What did I do in 2004? Not as much as I’d have liked. I must get organised for 2005 and get a few projects finished, move a few things from the back burner to the front.

Over the next couple of days I hope to finish the Molecules’ album. I did a rough mix before Crimble but it sounded terrible and then I ran out of time.

New Year’s Eve at James’s – the Molecules’ guest lead guitarist then a very interesting start to the New Year. A visit to the A1 Wastepaper Company, and Michael, Hazel and Archie. I’ll keep you posted. As, no doubt, will Michael.

11 comments:

Jonathan said...

Looks like everyone got the Dylan book for Christmas... I envy your visit with Michael, Hazel and Archie... always inspiring, that... make sure that they take you around to the charity shops...

Ed Giecek said...

Yup. I got the new Dylan book too... Happy New Year'zZ Roger. Pass along all my best to the rest of the gang!

Stan said...

Whatever your New Year brings you in accomplishments, Roger, may it be a happy one!

michael said...

Whadyer mean your coming to visit??!

Syl said...

Michael, we all decided to meet
at your house New Year's...there
just wasn't enough confusion about!

michael said...

Whats the difference between an angler and a dunce?
Whats the difference between a girl and a postage stamp?

michael said...

Did you find that good curry in Liverpool?

Stan said...

Are you okay, Roger? Haven't heard from you in awhile.

michael said...

He's probably still recovering from all those cracker jokes we read out to him when they stayed here!

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