One year of Lickdown. Yes, licks. Mr. Johnson is looking like he's been to hell and back and I'm not surprised, he'd been doing some dodgy deals with the grim reaper. Greed and capitalism may be winning in your eyes but what has it cost? How many lives? Words fail. NPR are tearing it up [...]
So I’m blogging during these strange times of coronavirus. It's really odd because in our blind leading the blind lead up to Covid-19 I found that from October - once I had submitted my PhD - all I wanted to do was be around nature. Every weekend I put my walking boots on and stomped around [...]
Hi there! Framework for hyperlocal media piece will be placed here. So not to use up too much of your time this is what I think we should do: 1. I'll revise what we spoke about last time. Something about writing a piece for a one man band (Andy is up for being that person). [...]
Vinyl Community Collaborative Composing Project Hey there lovelies! Here's the page for us to share findings. Context: Task 1: Please introduce yourself and what you'd be interested in contributing to the project to the gang. Task 2: Please share your top 5 tracks which must include orchestral arrangers (soul/jazz/RnB/pop of 60/70s). What do you love [...]
It's been three weeks and I'm still stunned... Thanks so much for the tunes and was wonderful to chat with you that one time! Amazingly talented and so humble.
Today feels like: Crazy ass week, some amazing life victories and some hard life lessons but I'm feeling stronger... Yosh!
Crank it up!
Great lyrics. I don't normally notice them in songs, but I couldn't not connect with them. Really striking!
Mission to the Land of Misplaced Words: "Shebeen Sounds" Shebeen Sounds research period will collect, via audio and photographs, folk songs, music and the associated memories that accompany them. The audio will form the basis of a soundscape that is played throughout the public residency and the images will form part of the visual projections [...]
Yes ESKA! Nice chords, on repeat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WBNcfBssI8
For some time now, I've been really fed up with hearing about (mostly) bad news via the media, so typed 'good news' into my browser a few weeks back, I came across this website, The Good News Network. I like the following news stories: 1. Five Things We Need To Teach Our Girls About Female [...]
Feeling the spacey chords, simple harmonies & goosebumps at the start. I'd tailor the vocal line, some tuning issues. I like the low sustained notes sung at the beginning. Like the vibe though.
I have been asked to compose string arrangements for Lizzie Emeh's new LP. I thought I'd find this quite easy as my compositions tend to be quite melodic, oh how naive of me! So as the stress levels have increased (writer's block) - I decided to take a day off working on the tracks, start [...]