Lovely trip back to Shetland in bright sunshine, and a nice smooth flight. A very short trip away - two nights - and a great time was had in Alva, as part of the BBC Radio Scotland Soundtown project. Hugely impressed with the musical quality of the pupils...watch out for Gamu Nhengu, who will be a star before anyone knows it, and for the breathtaking State of Mind,5th-year pupils with real verve, attitude and firepower. Lead singer's a dead ringer for the young Stephen Pastel, as well. You can hear yesterday's show, with those very live acts, on BBC iPlayer and there are pictures and the video for the school's comic relief song The Haggis, on the BBC Radio Scotland website.
Meanwhile, I'm grateful to Hendo/Steve frae Kelso and the excellent Electric Roulette website for news of all kinds of action on old-fashioned, but hopefully on-its-way-back-bigtime vinyl. Cohen singles, Dylan singles and more.
But it's the 'From the Capitol Vaults' project is almost too good to be true. Nurse! to the Linn Sondek-Ittok-Asak!