For easy listening, I have added a flash mp3 player to my website. You'll find it on the Music Player page - see the menu on the left.
February means FAWM, so once again I launched myself into a frenzy of songwriting and recording.
This year I managed to notch up 16 new songs which you can listen to on my FAWM
The latest addition to my collection of instruments is a rather gorgeous little Regal tenor guitar.
It was an Ebay purchase from the USA and I think it dates from the 1930s.
Apart from a couple of small scuffs on the side of the body it's in pretty good condition.
To give you an idea of its size, it's pictured here with my 1949 Gibson LG2.
Ghostwriter's album has been released by Second
The album's called "The Continuing Adventures Of The Strange
Association" and you can listen to selected tracks on the Ghostwriter
I only managed to make it to 8 songs at this year's FAWM, due to time
pressure elsewhere. You can listen to the tracks on my FAWM
Hopefully next year I'll make it to the
The Strange Sounds Orchestra name has now been put to bed and in
its place comes Ghostwriter. Still at the helm is Mark Brend with
several contributions from yours truly (amongst several others).
Find out more about Ghostwriter and listen to some music at the Ghostwriter
Recording and mixing for the next Strange Sounds Orchestra project
This long distance collaboration with Mark Brend
will hopefully see the
light of day later this year. Were hoping to get
ome interest from
Static Caravan Records who released the last
Post-FAWM burnout has kept me from writing and recording for a
I have however, acquired a rather dinky Guild F20 acoustic
It's in great condition and is a joy to play.
I decided to participate in FAWM
again this year and
managed to notch
up 15 tunes - a mix of instrumentals and
songs. You can listen to them
all on my FAWM
I pipped 1st spot in the October KVR contest with Bad
Blood. The theme
After lurking around the Song
Fight website for a while I finally entered
my first weekly
I chalked up a joint 2nd place, so I'm quite
chuffed with that.
You can find the song "Scary Thing" on my Listen
For February's KVR Monthly Contest, Me109 recorded a great
version of The Fall in spanish. Listen to it HERE
This year I decided to enter into the FAWM songwriting challenge.
What's FAWM I hear you ask?
...find out more on my FAWM
I'm collaborating again with Mark Brend, reviving the Strange
We previously worked together producing an EP in
This new project is themed around famous literary figures
music and spoken word.
We hope to have a Strange Sounds Orchestra website up and
running sometime later this year.
I have a new addition to my collection of instruments....
A 1965 Framus "Television"
It's in fantastic condition and
has a great action and wonderful
It even has the original case.
It's got a string dampener on the bridge and
that great tremelo arm.
Haven't quite worked out what the 5 small switches on the top
scratchplate do yet though.
To hear it in action, listen to Fink,
a short demo track I knocked up.