Man Of Arun No.1 Ne me quitte pas

The front cover of the Man Of Arun EP with the name vertical on the right hand edge and a picture of a fairly modern yet dilapidated pub on the right taking up most of the area

The front cover of the Man Of Arun EP with the name vertical on the right hand edge and a picture of a fairly modern yet dilapidated pub on the right taking up most of the area
My Bands Were Often Camped In Pubs
A release of all things. Not quite what I intended to get going again but it came to mind at the end of last year and hear it is, a critique of and plea to the bands that forsake Bandcamp without good reason.

The main track, Bandcamp (Come Back), turned out a bit long as the lyrics on the faster bit were meant to run together but proved confusing like that so I split them into two sections. Given the length I’ve also done the ‘radio edit’, Bandcamp (Slight Return), which omits part two.

The Streaming Suite Consists of:

1. Descent Into iTunes
2. The Third Circle Of Spotify
3. The Pandora Paradox
4. Bandcamp Regained

and is not at all a collection of oddments tenuously tacked together.

For Bill

A submission to the Chords Of Orion Ambient Guitar Highlights series of video compilations. Probably should have practised a bit more before recording but why break the habit of a lifetime.

**Warning**

Contains nudity from the ankle down.

For Bill (2018-09-12)

And the YouTube spiel to save clicking through.

Having seen the call to guitars from Chords Of Orion I’ve knocked out a tune for #AmbientGuitarHighlights.

As the series I’m attempting to appear in has been quite generous in the application of the Ambient tag the fact that I’ve overplayed a bit will hopefully not be my undoing.

This was going to be backing for E-bow and what not but in the end I rather liked it as it stood. For anyone who follows Bill’s channel the choice of UD Stomp to base the sound around will come as no surprise but everything else was added on a whim.

It may all look a bit serious which is due to not being entirely decided on the structure of the tune before setting off and trying to remember when to wiggle the controller and volume pedals.

I’m going to claim the fluffs were in fact on purpose as they tended to produce the most interesting delay effects.

This was not the first take.

Missing Gigs I Don’t Remember

Over the course of preparing for the release of the Retrospeculative I was reminded of a number of events I’d completely forgotten, particularly gigs, which suggests there may well be other performances missing from the the Annals.

This is a list of them:

Arthur

Every unnecessary cover version deserves an unnecessary video.

Chris Morris Original (Cover) 2015

A version of a little heard mid 1980s instrumental from the Jackalsons guitarist faithfully performed except for the bits I changed.

Twenty Minutes In The Past – 6th June 2014

Screen capture of Gits CD release announcement on Facebook by Firestation Records modified to add sign 'Minnows Of Firestation' as a nod to a current meme relating to an upcoming concert

Still available in the especially collectable First Edition* due to the legions of proof readers missing an error with the dates on the CD.

Photograph of the Gits CD showing the dates error - 1989-1990 printed when it should have been 1987-1990

Also to be found in the Aether.

Never explain your jokes… but

An assortment of folks holding Giants Of Firestation signs to highlight an upcoming, at the time of posting, gig in Berlin (10th July 2015)

A gig begorrah!

* Only Edition
** Standard Disclaimer: Yes, it should be ギッツ but I over ambitiously attempted Kana as Kanji, or at least ideogram – guitar headstock ギ & smile ツ

The Gits – All Too Much

With Ben about to jump ship and the end of the band in sight we decided to record our tunes live in the studio. Not a music studio of course but the drama annex at Collyer’s College Horsham.

We played along to drum machine and second guitar parts pre-recorded to DAT onto our usual four track cassette machine. A little vocal reverb was added in the mix but nothing was replaced or overdubbed.

Twenty nine songs in one session was a gnats optimistic and we flag in places but it may be of interest as some of these songs were markedly different in their live versions and a few had benefited from a couple of years of gigging.