“The violin doesn’t play for everybody” – Ain’t that the truth… Before there was covid-19, before 2020, I was lucky enough to visit Poland. A nice summer holiday back in 2019 with some good friends. We visited Kraków and Warsaw and as my wife and friends completed the usual tourist requisites, my friend and collaborator,Continue reading “Nie dla wszystkich skrzypce grają”
You may have seen our recent series entitled “Confidentiality Tapes”, either on YouTube or Bandcamp (both still available to listen to there). You can find the whole story and rationale here. I decided to put out a high quality physical release of the series with a bit of a difference. The story revolves around theContinue reading “Confidentiality Tapes – Tony’s Wallet”
Microcassettes is where it began. You know, the ones you find in old answering machines and Dictaphones. During the pandemic lockdown of 2020 I became obsessed. I wanted to gather, hear and engage with any second hand microcassettes that I could get my hands on. Online auctions, charity shops, forums, friends, however from wherever –Continue reading “The Confidentiality Tapes”
Friday 7th August marked the return of Friday Night Weird Dreams, our improvised, and until recently, prolific group that is largely based on improvised sessions that change direction and members with each recording. It had been 10 months since we released a session, with life, a pandemic and other things getting in our way. ItContinue reading “Friday Night Weird Dreams #16”
Over the course of lockdown my Saturday nights changed. No more going out and socialising or band practice. Instead I’ve continued to get involved with Ned Rush’s More Kicks than Friends YouTube show and submitted a second set. You can see that below. This time I opted for more of a modular approach, using someContinue reading “Lockdown Sets”
Lockdown has provided a fair bit of time to build at home. A friend suggested a link to a builder/producer called Lomond Campbell and it sparked an idea for a variation on his theme, and a new build – The Turntable Modular. The modular turntable creates a trigger pulse that can sync a clock pulseContinue reading “Turntable Modular”
2/7/2016. As always, I like responding to a creative brief. I’m lucky that those opportunities happen more often than not. Friends John Sackett & Roy Hanney put on various art performances under guises such as The Front Room, and one000plateaus and at these events planning for themes and stimuli takes weeks of preparation – IContinue reading “Back to the Bronx: 4 Year Retrospective”
A couple of years ago, our pals Lathe to the Grave (who lovingly lathe cut The Polish 7″ by Rusty Sheriff) put on a show to celebrate their first ever release “Fresh Cuts”. If memory serves me correctly, it was upstairs at The Wave Maiden in Southsea, a fine establishment for lairy ales and ReubenContinue reading “Ned Rush, Saturday 4th July 2020, YouTube and I”
Back in June I was approached for a contribution to an online festival (World Harmony Festival) by The Front Room (local spoken word and music platform in Portsmouth). I wanted to look at the idea of the earth standing still. Couple this with a video element, rather than a live performance, and I started toContinue reading “The Year The Earth Stood Still”
I spent the first two weeks of May 2020 writing a song a day. Under the guidelines that there was to be no heavy distortion of sound (too easy, too comfortable) and that the main melodies would be played on guitar/organ (two instruments I need to practice!). In addition the narrative of the songs wouldContinue reading “Rusty Sheriff and The Comic Sands – Diane…”
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