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Saturday, February 23, 2008

MICHAEL CARPENTER - CAN'T GO BACK

Aussie powerpopmeister has made a music video of his new gorgeous track - Can't Go Back - and it's a brilliant paean to all things Beatlesque. Not bad for a homemade cookie, eh? Take a look.



Friday, February 22, 2008

RUMORS OF GLORY

Has been a slow year (so far) personal music-wise. On the new music listening front, I've been alerted to the neo-Americana of the likes of Band of Horses, Grand Archives, Young Republic, Iron and Wine etc. Also, I have been (via emusic) reacquainting myself with the classic work of Canadian genius Bruce Cockburn. 
Who?
Go ahead - google, youtube, whatever.. go find out. I'll still be here when you get back...
Last night, I was recording guide tracks for the soundtrack of My Music. A bit of a departure for me as the soundtrack will be mainly acoustic guitar based. It's a real challenge but with Ric's direction, I surprised myself with interesting work.
Also, had two offers to gig in the upcoming months and it'll be interesting to work out some new songs and covers with the Groovy People soon. Stay tuned for more details.
So, yes, things are looking up...Gonna check out that Once DVD Ric passed me now. Maybe a review soon...
See you at Esplanade tomorrow night for B-Quartet?

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

POLICE PIX!

From Aloysius Lim, who I must say is an impressive gig photographer, great shots of when the Police rode into town.

INDIE!

Wow... it's been a while since I last posted. Well, my PC crashed and burned and I picked up a Macbook in the meantime. So, this is the 1st post on this sleek white machine and it's a surprising one...
CD giveaways by music magazines are dime-a-dozen now but the Beloved CD that comes with Mojo 172 is worth the price of the magazine! And more... 
Now, back in the 80s, "indie" basically described Brit rock released by independent labels like Rough Trade, Cherry Red, Go! Discs, Creation, Korova, Postcard etc and it was also a fashion as well as sonic statement.
The Beloved CD is a fine collection of classic British indie rock from the likes of The House of Love, Felt, The La's, The Monochrome Set, The Loft, The Blue Aeroplanes, The Sound, Orange Juice, Teardrop Explodes, Wild Swans, Wah! Heat, Half Man Half Biscuit and others. It is truly awesome and I can't recommend it more...

... and there's more