I'm releasing my debut album on October 1st! It's called Copenhagen. Without further ado, here it is.
Tuesday 7 September 2010
Saturday 10 April 2010
Thursday 8 April 2010
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
Saturday 20 March 2010
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 - HINDI KO ALAM
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
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.
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Sunday 21 February 2010
Saturday 13 February 2010
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".
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.
Wednesday 10 February 2010
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
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
Sunday 7 February 2010
Saturday 6 February 2010
Saturday 30 January 2010
Tuesday 12 January 2010
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
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.