28 January 2006

Bought Pest’s guitar. It’s blue. That’s the main thing. She’ll play even more now.

A double whammy – cleaning the bathroom with my mp3 player on random, I’m hit by two little-played tracks that encapsulate exactly the kind of music I want to make – John Cale Magritte from Hobo Sapiens and Nick Cave Spell from The Lyre of Orpheus.

The full sequence before the batteries ran out:

  • John Cale – Magritte
  • Nick Cave – Spell
  • Slapp Happy – Is It You?
  • Bruce Springsteen – Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
  • unidentified Motown song
  • Jeff Buckley – Corpus Christi Carol
  • The Temptations – Beauty is only skin deep
  • Mark Eitzel – Shine
  • The Handsome Family – Gail With The Golden Hair

By coincidence, the recording of the next Norman Lamont CD seems to have begun three hours earlier, at 2pm,  with the foundations of Come With Me. This seems like an imperative I must follow.

Later, a Chinese meal followed by another hour or so on Come With Me, a review of the previous recordings of Roadblock and Anywhere But Here to see what needs redone, some practice along to the recording of the last Nameless Band rehearsal, and a quick session recording some riffs that had appeared unto me in a vision, then into some attempts to record polyrhythmic stuff (5/4 against 7/4) which spluttered to a halt, renewing my respect for Crimson. How on earth …?

And now, a rare glass of whisky.