Listened to an mp3 of a new song by Sam Barber, former Houdini Box colleague, a nice piece of work.
From this morning’s journal:
What is needful
As the world swings into being
A bird accolades
Unaware of this silence
Into which …
A day of CSS, wherein I tackled areas of the Authoring System Of Doom that I’d been afraid of approaching and found – yes, I could convert a huge nested table structure to simple CSS and still have all the proprietary code work. Champion of nerdiness!
On a tip from Tommy MacKay I’m playing DJ – see my Radio Blog window on the right, with a few favourite tracks for your amusement and delectation. More on the songs below…
About the songs:
- Inductive Resonance from a live audience tape of Robert Fripp’s early 80s band The League of Gentlemen. Guitar pyrotechics with a sense of humour.
- Feast of Stephen by Mike Heron, produced and arranged by John Cale, who plays piano and lots of other stuff. One of my lifetime top ten.
- Call Mother a Lonely Field by Jackie Leven. Don’t be put off by the pub singalong of Danny Boy that opens it, this is a celtic cracker.
- One World – John Martyn at his dreamiest
- Ma Delire by Gabriel Yacoub – a traditional French-Canadian song, which Gabriel describes as the nearest French gets to the blues. Stunning harmony singing.
- Indus by Dead Can Dance – the heartbreaking voice of Lisa Gerard, and a nice orchestration with lifts (acknowledged) from the Beatles
- The Fuse – Bruce Springsteen. One of his best in years.
- One Word – Eno and Cale from Wrong Way Up, intellectuals make pop record!
- The Water Is Wide – Bob Dylan and Rolling Thunder a rough and ready duet with Joan Baez, full of passion.
Free to download - Stories My Killer Told Me: Five surreal story-songs from my Edinburgh Fringe show.
- I Am Not The One For You
- The Ever Open Door
- New Eyes
- A Forest Trail in Autumn
- The Portobello Slam
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