Sunday, 29 January 2012
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Friday, 27 January 2012
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Saturday, 14 January 2012
So after the gigs this year I'm going to stop playing gigs with the solo stuff apart from the odd "special" - perhaps a few days of gigs a year or the odd festival, perhaps some gigs in the US or Europe.
I'm really looking forward to the gigs I have already booked :)
Being gig ready takes constant practice of the solo routine and at the moment I don't have time to do this and do The Fierce And The Dead as well. I love playing with the Fierce And The Dead and I really don't want to give that up.
One thing I really want to do is do a live DVD of my solo acoustic set. We'll see. I really hope we can do that perhaps via Pledge music to fund it. Good idea?
There are a few more gigs coming up this year to finish things off, announcements soon.
Thanks for all your support.
Friday, 6 January 2012
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
I'm loving this St Vincent record. Sounds new.
The level of success my work has seen in the last couple of years seems to me incredible, considering that its not easy music to love. Far beyond any expectation I had. Mission accomplished, it helps to have realistic dreams. When i was 20 i would have loved to be in a band that sold hundreds of thousands, but not now. A small audience and some decent gigs and press. Done. I know that sales of a few thousand are very little to the general music industry but to me these are huge numbers. I am grateful to the audience but slightly worried about the level of expectation.
To move forward the music must change, evolve.
More demos to make.
Monday, 2 January 2012
I need to think of new ways of working, to keep things fresh.
You can never go back to Narnia the same way twice. To create something new I think it's essential to change your working methods.
First 2 Fierce And The Dead songs written, awaiting the process of collaboration and filtering that Marshall/Feazey and Cleaton will apply to them when they are worked through in the rehearsal room.