Sunday, May 10, 2015

On Tour In The UK With Pacific Soul Ltd. #1

The first full day of the tour. No show for me, but plenty of high notes. And plenty of walking.
Glasgow is a very musical city. We started the day with church at the Glasgow Cathedral. The choir is blessed with some amazing voices. Their rendition of Locus Iste was moving. Following that was afternoon tea at the Willow Tea Rooms designed by art nouveau genius Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Never pass up the opportunity to take tea.
A drizzle became a steady rain through the afternoon. Thank goodness for inexpensive taxi cabs. Next stop was the Kelvington Museum. We walked in and their was a recital on their giant pipe organ. A little Bach for all. More music. Highlights here included more of Mackintosh's works and Dali's
"Christ of St. John of the Cross." So much crazy culture, so little time.

Dinner was at Mono Cafe. It's a vegan restaurant that is also home to Monorail Records. That's right, a dream come true. Healthy eats and vinyl! I had "to-fish" and chips with mushy peas for dinner AND bought two 45s; Franz Ferdinand's "Right Action" & Honeyblood's "The Black Cloud" (which came recommended by the staff). Had to support local artists and the local record shop! Thanks for an amazing day, Glasgow. Your people and places are sublime. Can't wait to return. Tomorrow we are on a train for Liverpool.

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