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My first release of 2018

So I’ve put out a new release on Spotify. It’s called “Found Sounds, Not Replaced“.  I hope you like it. It’s only three tracks but I think that they go together quite well.

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Blues Brothers Banned

I’ve been a big fan of the music of the Blues Brothers for a very long time now. Since I first saw the film. Many years ago I saw the original band at the old Town and Country Club. It was an awesome gig. But they don’t tour so much these days, and not all of them are around anymore sadly.

However, you can go and see the Blues Brother Banned. I’ve seen them before, and yesterday they were playing at the 100 Club on Oxford Street London. It was a good gig and the 100 Club isn’t a bad venue. It’s small, you can get close to the stage very easily and the beer isn’t bad at all. What else could you ask for?

The gig was fine. They played a lot of favourites and a few more obscure tracks too. Given the time of year it was also a bit of a party gig, and whilst that was ok, I’d have rather that they played more stuff from the film. But never mind. I enjoyed it anyway, and I’d probably go see them again if the chance comes up.

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Goodbye Holger

I found out yesterday that Holger Czukay died on the 5th of this month. It is so sad. I have been listening to his music and collaborations for over 30 years now. Some time ago I went to see him live at the Roundhouse in Camden. It was a great show. He had so much energy. It was such a fun show.

I will be listening to his music over the next few days and enjoying it, remembering what an incredible innovator he was, and how he influenced so many creative people. He’ll be missed by many. He will be missed by me.

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Radiophonic Workshop: Burials in Several Earths

Burials In Several Earths

I’ve been a fan for a long time now, and I saw them at WOMAD a few years ago, which was a real joy. Now they’ve released Burials in Several Earths on 10″ vinyl and it is a thing of beauty. Not only to listen to but simply as an object in itself. I’m glad to own it.