Tuesday 7 September 2010

Lucy Foley, Copenhagen

I'm releasing my debut album on October 1st! It's called Copenhagen. Without further ado, here it is.

<a href="http://music.lucyfoley.com/album/copenhagen">It's A Tangle by Lucy Foley</a>

Saturday 10 April 2010

Beautiful twitter numbers

This set of numbers showed up last night on my twitter profile. I haven't tweeted since, but I stopped following something so really, the numbers are out of whack now anyway. Still. I'm thinking I'll follow someone else, and then the numbers will be beautiful again! And then what... and then what...

Thursday 8 April 2010

A fabulous list of search engines

This was the drop down list in the 'where did you hear about us' section of the sign-up form for my new web hosting service. Pretty odd. But kind of inspiring. Like these sites are lurking waiting to be used, largely hanging out in clumps in the dark, like mushrooms or yeast.

Yes, I will be moving soon, am making a new site for my new record right now, though I haven't yet decided what the record will be called. Any ideas? I'm open to hearing a voice in the void, and though I will be highly unlikely to use your suggestion, I could use the company.

You will hear about the new site here first, and then... you will be redirected. Poof.

Monday 29 March 2010

Live Barn Owl Nest Cam

The most exciting thing on the internet right now. Even when she is asleep and sitting on her babies.

via india

Saturday 20 March 2010

Cool stuff made by my friends, #2: Vacuum Tree Head, Thirteen

Last year, I sang some vocals on an album by a band called Vacuum Tree Head, aka Jason Berry and a loose collective of musicians based in San Francisco and New York. They have been making music for some time, and their latest album is the first time I have sung with them. The album has recently been released and is called Thirteen. It's brilliant and intense, a tightly packed twenty minutes of joyful artrock mayhem. This video features the vocals of the other singer on the record, Sylvia Gordon:


vacuum tree head

You can hear a selection of their stuff on their myspace, but right now the only place online you can hear the songs I sang on is CD Baby, where they are snippetised. I sang in strange tongues on "Djinn 2", "Neck Talkers", "Backlit Epiphany" and "Nights of Horseback Salad".

Wednesday 10 March 2010

Sunday 7 March 2010

You're not going to like this

What you're looking at here is the remains of an Albatross chick from a tiny little island called the Midway Atoll in the North Pacific, where

more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent. The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back to their young. On this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on Midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking.
 Look at these pictures. Found here, original post here.

Saturday 13 February 2010

Wombat Recording Company

Jesus this place has become a bit of a youtube zone of late. I'm going to spend the next while posting links to work by friends of mine, stuff I find inspiring, fun, interesting, good. Let's start with Wombat Recording Company.

This is the home of Ross Bonadonna, owner and operator of Wombat, which is a recording studio and creative production studio in Brooklyn, New York. I've been making my record there with Ross, who has also produced the entire thing. You will be hearing what we've done there over the past year really soon (mwahaha).

Meanwhile, Ross has recently launched a site for his Wombat Music Workshop, currently a place of crazy and unusual compositions which are gorgeous and tender, after you've gotten over the initial shock of the new. The first release from the Workshop is called "A Perfect Day", an album-in-progress which you can download free on Bandcamp! You can hear me singing on "Ladybug".

<a href="http://wombatmusicworkshop.bandcamp.com/track/ladybug-3">Ladybug by wombatmusicworkshop</a>

Ross is on Twitter, though you wouldn't know it most of the time. He's a studio guy, who burrows underground and does excellent work there. It's up to the people who surface with their shiny, golden records to be the proof of that.

Tommy Cooper

Tommy Cooper, interviewed by Michael Parkinson in the seventies.

Wednesday 10 February 2010

Robin Hood tax

Richard Curtis has launched a campaign for the Tobin tax. It's pretty good.

Amongst the responses from leading economists is the opinion that this will probably not fly unless it is also broadly accepted by the large European countries (ie France and Germany) and the US. And the US, they say, will never accept it.

Also posted at Clusterflock.

Tuesday 9 February 2010

Just have to have more of that

Janis on Dick Cavett, some time later. Got to love a chatshow host that has a lighter on standby on the desk. And the refreshingness of the conversation! And nobody has to hold up the record because everybody who needs to know about the record knows about the record. Goddammit.

Monday 8 February 2010

They laughed me out of class, out of town and out of the state, man

So I'm goin' home.

Ah, Janis. This is beautiful.

Sunday 7 February 2010

Oh god this is so great

Janis Joplin and Gloria Swanson meet on Dick Cavett. Hilarity ensues inside a minute.

Jimi Hendrix on Dick Cavett

Well it really was 1969. I think this is the first interview I have ever seen with him.

Saturday 6 February 2010

Shackleton's southern voyage, 1914 - 1917

I've just watched this documentary. It's brilliant and thrilling.

Saturday 30 January 2010

Another monster day on Clusterflock

where I do most of my blogging these days.

Tuesday 12 January 2010

Freddy's is fighting back and they're doing it on Fox News, baby

When I'm in Brooklyn, my local bar is Freddy's. Freddy's is a bar where you can walk in the door and meet friendly faces, have a pint and a chat, listen to a band play, watch Donald's all day long art video installations made of heavily edited film and tv archive footage, sit in peace and read, and talk to at least a dozen people you are likely to know there. Freddy's is the heart and soul of the neighbourhood of Prospect Heights. Freddy's is under threat from some louse called Ratner who wants to shit on everyone's parade and take everyone's home away and put up a large piece of concrete junk instead and the supreme court of the United States has put their judgements behind him. It's disgusting.

I posted a piece on Clusterflock today about it.

Saturday 9 January 2010

Paula Carino, Open on Sunday

A friend of mine in Brooklyn has made a new album, and she's using kickstarter to help her fund CD manufacturing costs. If you click on the widget below, it will take you to a page full of links to some of her music and where you can support her for as little as $8, which will get you a free download of the album as soon as it's out!

Only three days to go before the funding deadline, so get busy, folks.

Friday 8 January 2010

Ireland has run out of salt

(From my Facebook page)

Lucy Foley   Ireland has run out of salt.

Michael  i heard about this...don't go outside.

about an hour ago

Kelsey I heard that the Netherlands have resorted to using fragrant bath salts on their roads.
about an hour ago

Lucy Foley All the supermarkets are even out of domestic salt(If you've lived anywhere actually cold, you'll recognise that -4 is not even all that freakily cold, actually) and the whole country is throwing up its hands and running around doing the funky chicken. But slipping and falling over, because there is no salt down.
5 mins ago

Lucy Foley  Kelsey: The Dutch probably do that anyway. Feckin' hippies.
about a minute ago