Wednesday, August 27, 2014

An Essential Peel Session

Found another gem on YouTube pertaining to Essential Logic. From a session on the late, great John Peel's BBC Radio 1 programme, which happened to coincide on the date of my birth (6 February 1979).

And now... nearly 14.5 minutes of greatness:

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Two for One

A pair of videos for the latest Pop Clearinghouse release, both of equal, er, production quality and characteristic pertaining to the quite literal interpretation of the song. If these can't garner me a VMA or two then I don't what will...

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Insomnia and instruments

A new single released under the Pop Clearinghouse moniker, "A.003.000" (also known as "Chosen Enemies"), is available for very little copper at Bandcamp. Recorded during the wee hours of this past Friday and Saturday, this is the first release created entirely from scratch utilizing the new recording gear pieced together at the end of last year and the first half of this year. Exciting, yes? Didn't think so but nevertheless... I'll cobble together a video for this tune during the coming week. So, there.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Numero dos

Another track released from the Brovegrove Lads' Boxing Day jamaroony thingamajig. So, there.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"Frame of Gnomes", perhaps?

Last night I uploaded a tune to Bandcamp from a project currently in the works. Think of the track as a beta version of Windows, sans the ruthless corporate tactics and the BSOD... whatever that means. This preview will be available online until the end of the week.

*Edited 2 June 2014: Track has been removed.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Essential auditory action

Essential Logic on the bill with Au Pairs, The Raincoats, The Pop Group, John Cooper Clarke, and The Slits at the Beat The Blues Festival, 15 June 1980. Bonus treat: "Shaking Our Shake", a tune which does not appear on any of their studio releases (though this song repeats several times in its entirety from its commencement until the end of the clip, which of course means "The Order Form", "The Captain", "Martian Man", "Eugene", and "Wake Up" are absent from the video).

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A wee little eleven and a half minute ditty

The first track released under the Brokegrove Lads moniker, which is a tip o' the hat tune to the late Mick Farren. From our inaugural (and presently, sole) improv "one-taker" recording session on Boxing Day at Eagle Audio Recording with Britt Robisheaux behind the boards.

Me: guitar and vocals
Robert Kramer: bass
Ken Shimamoto: guitar
Terry Valderas: drums, synth, and organ

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Adieu, Bob

Damn and blast. A nod to Mr. Hoskins, who died yesterday at the age of 71. The last track and video that was released under the JATSDFM moniker, which was inspired (obviously) by a- er, quite memorable scene, from one of my favourite films, The Long Good Friday. What better way to remember the man, eh? Many other ways, actually, but nevertheless...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

More bits n' bobs

"Uncle Insomnia" returned a while back, which has left me feeling (as one may expect) not at my mental and physical best for quite some time. Needless to say, I do not enjoy it. The fatigue, edginess, and general "thick-headiness" (which usually results in "thick-tongueiness") are counterbalanced by a spur of creative energy during these spells of sleeplessness, ironically. I wished that I could be as motivated and productive regarding my auditory shenanigans when I am rested and in full command of my faculties.

Whinge, whinge, whinge, I know...

Moving on... Been immersing myself into the works of Lyla Foy during the past couple of weeks, who I discovered when she performed on Loose Ends. Ended up purchasing her latest album, Mirrors the Sky (2014). Really solid stuff, me thinks!


(Released under the "Wall" moniker; 2012)


Shoestring EP (2013)


Mirrors the Sky (2014)

Sunday, April 20, 2014