I have turned into a pretty ineffectual IT guru in the last 2 weeks to try and get the gear I use for recording to work. Currently its been to no avail but I haven’t given up yet. I almost made a breakthrough tonight and have higher hopes for tomorrow. And then back to the music…hopefully.
His new song is utterly beautiful. I think it also walks a similar path to many of his other works in having an ambiguity and a mystique about it.
I love the cover for the album, it seems there are original ideas out there after all, and I absolutely adore the single cover.
When I watched the video for the first time, I was confused and entranced by the doll/dolls and disappointed not to see Bowie ‘properly’ and almost as soon as I thunk it…there he was! Looking glorious. I remember gasping slightly and was delighted when my friend did exactly the same when she watched the video tonight for the first time. She also did the same as me by going back to the bit where he’s standing by the wall and pausing it to get a good look at him.
What would David Bowie do? He would elegantly do what you hardly expect with panache.
Love And Its Opposite – Tracy Thorn
Beyond The Neighbourhood – Athlete
The Ghost In Daylight – Gravenhurst
Station To Station – David Bowie
The Haunted Man – Bat For Lashes
Is Your Love Big Enough – Lianne De Havas
So I made a card, did some practicing and was going to go out and play, and then…
Damn that double standards man!
Bowie will return!
C’mon someone with money, I know we’re in a slump right now but the world needs a dose of Before Midnight!
Last year, in musical terms alone was, for me, extraordinary. I played a lot of gigs (23 of them in September), got paid for making music (does that make me a professional musician, I reckon so) and for a brief issue, became a poster boy.
This is Upraw Magazine Issue 3. One Monday night at Camden a couple of people took loads of photos of the people playing. The guy was called Toby, I seem to remember, and he was friendly and pleasant. I don’t remember either of them taking photos while I was playing but was very pleased to discover this, courtesy of Mr Tim Wilson. I think that might be the good Mr Wilson’s thumb in the photo.
I met lots of people on my musical travels which was great. Some great musicians and some great people.
For the first four or five months of the year I wasn’t working and I spent a lot of time with another Tim. This Tim was one I went to school with and managed to get back in touch with thanks to the magic of a certain social network. He was quite taken with some of my music and we spent our time re-producing it, sometimes going back to basics on the songs. We got through one album and started on three further songs. We also dabbled with the songs I’m currently working on. Such is Tim’s talent and expertise that he made my music sound incredible. He soaked it with a depth and space which lifted it to a place that is very exciting. Given no restraints I would spend much more time making much more music with him. You will hear it soon.
Which brings me to the stuff I started again early this month. Seven songs, one or two of which I started last year. I’ve been plucking and clunking and warbling and tinkering and have got to a point where I have no computer to record audio into, no monitors to hear the music out of, no independent set of genius ears to hear what I’m missing, and no way out of the daily grind and into a world with a soundtrack of my making. And you think that’s going to put me off?? HA!