Alasdair came home for a short 3 days over Easter but we got some music in together. Al loves some of the sounds associated with his Anime TV shows and shared this Bebop Jazz…

…and this pretty piece…

I found a piece of classic Blues by Alvin Lee…

…Once with the band Ten Years After. And I also shared a very old David Bowie song…

I’m sure that at least the last one of those tracks is well known but, did any of those them capture your imagination? Let me know 😀👍

It’s been a while and with Alasdair away at Uni I find myself exploring on my own🙄 Sometimes that is a good thing because it results in some introspection – a revisiting of favoured artists from the past. So, here’s one that Alasdair doesn’t like very much and my young friend Vasilije described as something along the lines of ‘Demonic Music’. But I like it a lot. This is My Name is Ruin by Gary Numan…

…For those who may be wondering, the young lady in the video is Gary’s Daughter, Persia, and she has performed this song with him live on stage👍

Now for a much less well known band (at least in the UK) – Röyksopp. I just love this track, ‘Running to the Sea’…

…With such a sad sound it’s understandable that there are a number of interpretations out there of what this song is about. Alasdair was ok with that one and my friend Vasilije said it was good music for when he goes running😎

Finally – here’s something from Epi’s homeland…

…A totally different sound and proof that you don’t need to understand the words to enjoy music 😎👍 Alasdair liked this, enjoying the modern African mix and Vasilije enjoyed the light joyful sound👍

But what did you like?

Last time I gave you the chance to ride with me in our modern Mack Anthem, Keystone. Today I thought I’d share a drive with you down route 55 in Idaho. We’re taking a Reservoir Tank from Lewiston to Nampa on one of our flatbed trailers. Your host for this trip is our Freightliner FLB, Autumn Gal, with her 430HP Detroit Diesel 60 series 430HP engine and 13 speed box. I collected the kerb leaving Lewiston because I thought the coach in the other lane would come straight through instead of giving me room – but at least I left the sign in situ 😉 Other than that minor issue at the start, it was a pleasant drive down Idaho State Highway 55 following the Payette River for much of the journey. Even the DoT were getting with the program and waving me through 🙂 There was a nice tricksy park at the delivery point to complete the fun. I really like the way that the sound of the DD engine comes across when driving this truck – very close to the real thing! Hope you enjoy joining me for the ride 🙂