A frantic week since ... er... last week's show with the summer
Podcrawl in London on Friday, being social at the weekend and a
crazy but necessary trip to Glasgow (pictured) yesterday, it's no
wonder that I feel a bit more "odd" than usual. Glasgow seemed to
me to be changing ... into a showcase for innovative
architecture but at the cost of losing its distinctive look and
feel. In a few years every major city will have copied the styles
of buildings and at that point they will look fresh and Glasgow
will look tired with none of its traditional buildings remaining to
save the day. Depressing.
No use for hate - Trick
From the self titled album from German pop/punk, melodic emo
rockers Trick Seventeen. The album MAY be called Might as Well but
it makes not a jot of difference. You can get it free from Jamendo
at the click of a mouse from :
The past quite a few hours have been strange and exhausting. I did
something that I argue fiercely against yesterday. One of the
projects I am working on at the moment is not making the progress
that it should be so I went on a day trip for a meeting with
someone who may well be able to help. The only problem is that Kate
was scheduled to be in Glasgow, Scotland from her base in
Inverness, almost 200 miles of tortuous Scottish roads away. I'm in
Suffolk, another 450 miles and 7 hours driving away. I'm reluctant
to admit that I did the obvious thing, drove over to Stansted
Airport and caught a one hour flight to Glasgow horribly early in
the morning and came back in the evening. 21 hours non-stop travel
and work with two climbs to 36,000 feet and the descents have taken
(Bedding track - Peter Greenstone Somewhere over Greenland
Broken Symmetries - Peter
Peter Greenstone is an independent musician, a singer/songwriter
producing his own sound from his home studio in Austin, Texas.
Freely stepping across and often defying genres, Peter mixes
acoustic and synthetic sounds and tones to create an atmosphere in
his music that is sometimes surreal, sometimes haunting, sometimes
whimsical, but always personal. You can buy his album of the same
name (Broken Symmetries) or any individual track through his
Calleso - Triplexity
France, I think!)
Triplexity is Nikila, SaReGaMa and Hamelin Bérengnier.
The word Triplexity is combined of two words: triplex and
complexity. Triplexity is a virtual band, its members never met
each other face to face, all the collaborations came to live thru
the Internet. Every member comes from a different musical
background, together, they blend their knowledge and inspiration
and give life to their unique music with a fresh new sound.
Sound quality in MP3
Benefit of getting better quality originals such as the FLAC files
that Triplexity are producing. Much better form of compression.
Explained by Saregama at:
Les Soldats - Tribuman and the Jammin'
I played their track First Riddim' back in October last year high
time for another. The electric piano through the wah-wah pedal
reminds me rather strongly of one of the bands I worked with. While
it's nice to hear a familiar sound and these days it triggers a
smile, I'm, even more pleased that it quickly turns into something
quite different and presents and worthwhile challenge to
Please Pass the Schnapps - Copper
I played "Need a little squeeze” from Copper Box a couple of weeks
ago and suggested that we needed to hear another track soon. This
is the one I was thinking of. (From the PMN)
Tic-toc - Manny
From Manny's Sideshow
album. Recorded at Chez Manny by Luxembourg resident Scotsman
Gordon Furguson aka Manny.
Come Clean - The Mexicolas
Been played by both Pete Cogle at PC Podcast and now by Colin
Gazeley over at The Ourobourous Podcast and now at long last, here.
Jamie Evans - Vocals / Guitars / Keyboards
Tim Trotter - Drums / Percussion
Del Carter - Bass
Message from The Grumbler
New Song - Yael Naim
Bimbo's 365, San Francisco, next Tuesday 24th.