Well, the sharper-eyed amongst you will have noticed, but here’s the official statement: Turquoise Cyan Sapphire was formally released yesterday
[digitally, with CD’s on their way mid- to late-August]
I’d love it if you listen to the record, though as someone who regularly lives up to the hash-tag #IBuyMusic, I would ask you to consider buying a copy
[I respect artists enough to not expect their effort and care for nothing]
Either way, hope you enjoy Turquoise
Thank you internet distraction!
I was watching a clip of Otis Redding at Monterey, which made me think of Steve Cropper, which got me watching some interview videos.
This one stood out:
Aside from his seeming to be a really, really nice guy, I was struck by the history as he represents it, and it reminded me of something to which I’ve long paid attention:
We look back on the greats, and we think there was something divine in their path, some meant to
All the fun… Such big fish such tiny ponds eating each other while blaming the other These smallest ponds don’t take much ego before seeking bulimia Is this high school? Surely not So many years ago why delude yourself my much aged compadré? Surely those hormones no longer surge nor course through your body You tin-pot ivory tower
If soloists tried singing and accompanying themselves on their own songs and singer songwriters tried soloing along with others’ voice then when the jam came they would know to throw to a solo let it build to a climax they would know when to vamp and when simply NOT to play This is how we listen to each other This is how we make each other shine This is the growth of the jam
I wrote Face The Truth in 1990, partly in support of gay friends and media attitudes, mostly as an intravert’s lament that people just “leave me alone”
[a theme also captured in Truth Told (Brutal) – not that I was keeping anything back from someone at the time, you understand ;) ]
and definitely as recognition of others’ reaction to my own artistic weirdness.
I never performed Face The Truth live until last night at Common Ground Open Mic
In my other life, I’m very happy to be a consultant and coach to some cool clients
[any chance I get to help people, teams and organizations get better at what they do, I’ll take it!]
Much of my work is face-to-face, and video/tele-con based, though I also get my fair share of off-line stuff to do. For the past little while, I’ve been using Writers Flow – Music For Writing as a musical backdrop to my working hours
[as well as for writing, its specific intended use]
Since the release of Grope, I’ve been working pretty solidly on the follow-up, Turquoise Cyan Sapphire
[although I did take a little detour into Writers Flow – Music For Writing along the way]
I’m really pleased with how the 10 tracks are shaping up and, barring last minute production rethinks
[I don’t think there’ll be any, but you never know]
I’m pleased to be moving into final mixing.
My Facebook followers have been getting links to rough mixes for t
So… The pats on the back are done Hangovers kicking in Today just like yesterday before the grin etched carved This rictus shifts but little One truth one beautiful moment cleanly clearly spoken measure of this man’s love We abide start middle and end all else distraction Egos fed starved teased ignored Meanwhile outside the sun … Continue reading Meanwhile, outside, the sun shone →
Over the past few years, I’ve been simplifying
[well, that’s one word for it]
my guitar effects boards, and had ended up at a ‘big board’ which had lots of options, and a ‘small board’, which did the basics
[both of them very well]
More often than not, it was the small board that I ended up playing, because I used the effects on the big-board on only one or two songs during a multi-set gig.
Now that the new line-up for Monkey68 is practising regularly,