It may just be me, this weird musical reference work that spins in my head, but I can’t think of the Phillip Phillips song Home without it blurring into U2’s You’re So Cruel [note: an earlier version of this post said Love Is Blindness, I was wrong, it’s You’re So Cruel, sorry :) ] Like I say, … Continue reading Song clash: Phillip Phillips and U2 →
Taking of things I’d forgotten I’d put out there, while I was looking for vids for the previous post, this was in the listing at YouTube
This is the Combine The Victorious remix of my demo of Subside – a song yet to make it to a record – that I filmed while rehearsing for my solo show. Mark and Isabelle
[who also join me as part of the gang vocals on Sheep (One Of Those Days) from Grope]
really fleshed out my original version – both vocally and instrumentally
When I was a
younger song-writer, I wrote reams and reams of lyrics. I still have all my books downstairs – little ones, big ones, scraps of paper inserted in some – and remember very clearly the sensation of sitting, writing, editing, scribbling, doodling, just filling pages with lots and lots of words.
When I worked retail for my first job, in quiet moments, you would find me ripping open little paper bags and writing lyrics on the inside.
A quite lovely review and discussion of Grope at Pat Daddona’s songwriting blog.
Originally posted on Pat Daddona's Songwriting Blog:
Imagery and themes of fragility and pain might get lost in Vince Tuckwood’s newest CD, “Grope,” beneath the electric, hard-edged rock. Except that the voice is so clear, the messages resonate and slip through, purposefully.
“Don’t ask me how I’m feeling,” he sings in “Centre of My World;” “you might get the truth.”
Walking In Circles is the last song on my new record, Grope
and among my favourite original songs. It’s always been fun to play live with the band, and sometimes as a solo acoustic version
[though I feel it misses the intensity of the solo section]
I’ve always loved the lyrics to Walking In Circles
[my little song about geometry]
Round and a-round / up and down / in and out
of the verses, to the
Circles / Triangles / Squ
Well, in the interest of maintaining my guitar geek cred, I thought I’d do a short list of 5 pedals that I keep coming back to, even though they may stray from my board every now and then.
1. Xotic EP Booster
After the tuner (TC Electronic Polytune Mini is my favourite), the EP Booster is the first pedal in my chain and ALWAYS ON at unity volume. While it’s not boosting the signal, there are subtle effects on the EQ curve. The best way to describe it is that, with the EP
I don’t often listen to radio or streaming because of the ad breaks
[I like my music long and unbroken – there’s a smutty innuendo in there somewhere]
however since the girls have got big enough to sit in the front seat of the car, I find my masterful control of the sonic landscape subverted at the most inconvenient times
“Buttons, Daddy, I like pressing buttons!”
So it was that I climbed in ye olde jalopy yesterday
[yes, that WAS a combination of medie
First, I realized that for the past year when asked how old I am, I’d been answering 47, when I was actually 46 – somehow, I managed to squeeze two years of living into one actual year, because I was convinced, even when I did the subtraction of my birth year from 2014.
So, given that I’ve now caught up with myself, how was my birthday?
Here’s how things happened – GLW’s
[Good Lady Wife’s]
car had a recall for a potential fault with the door l
I have a couple of acoustic gigs coming up in the next couple of weeks and so spent some time today revisiting Sparse – it was released two years ago this week and, while I’ve played the songs a lot
I find that there are certain cuts I go back to live and others that don’t get aired very often
[I’m talking to you, Looking Down…]
so it’s good thing to remind myself what I’ve recorded every now and then!
One thing that you need to know about
I had to take the car in for a regular service today, so was becalmed for a little while in the waiting room; just me, my phone and I.
Someone had posted on Facebook a couple of days ago about looking back at past decisions and what might have been. I commented at the time, but knew that I’ve done a lot of posts about similar subject matter over the years here at vincet.net
[search for the word ‘Regret’, you’ll find them]
As I was reviewing the posts to see whether I w