• almost famous

    Fev 9 2011, 20h21

    Steve Lamacq just played a song by my old band Grantura, so it says here

    However, it remains unlikely that I will be recognised on my way to Halfords.
  • Universally Challenged

    Dez 7 2010, 22h37

    this entertained me no end. eggheads grapple with hiphop like it comes from another planet. 13.35 in....

    Grandmaster Flash
  • a quickie

    Set 19 2010, 17h58

    just a quickie.

    we are inching our way to becoming a presentable band. Thanks to J&T in Brighton for putting us up while we mixed the EP. The artwork is nearly done and it will be out in some shape or form, and on here in the coming months.

    We're rehearsing in Worksop again, with a new bass player, Laura. Here is singer Rich in the theatre mezzanine. We rehearse in a theatre. A smelly one.

    as a taster, here is the Broadway Project remix of one of our tracks, Dancing Bear. Rich sang on a Broadway Project album called The Vessel

    I've been off line for a while because this little thing happened to me

    the picture shows my son holding my little finger, the day he was born. June 25, 2010.

    adios for now

  • photo test

    Fev 7 2010, 20h17

  • admit it, you missed me

    Jan 17 2010, 19h53

    Recording in Worksop once more. Session started slow. rich really tired. me too. that would be the heavy drinking. When normal looking pubs close at 1pm, things happen. It gets to 11pm and you think: one last pint and we be home soon. The next time you look, the time is two hours later and pint memory fails and you've texted your girlfriend a load of nonsense even though she'd already told you she was off to bed. This is the pub where most of the damage was done.

    A splendid band played with excellent national slide finger picking and great rhythm section. They are The Cold Light of Day. Drunkenly chatted with them. Might gig with them, who knows.

    So the session go off to pretty slow start and we almost lost momentum with frustration over not working bits of wire, headphones and microphone stuff. But then we got to grips with it and it came together. The track I wanted to go really well was just good. But a track that I hadn't thought we'd do came together really well. I wrote it about eight years ago and it has been through so many incarnation. But one final key change and a brisker tempo and it's really suiting Rich's voice.

    So I type from a train hurtling London bound. Another week at home scratching my arse. No wait. I will by captain dynamo in the world of social media. Yeh, that's what I'll be.

    Is it bad to drink tinnies on trains?

    Adios amogos,

  • blog newbie gives up after one attempt

    Mar 2 2009, 13h36

    our Matthew blogged a while ago. I forgot to link to it, but it is very funny and worth reading, in my humble opinion. find it here. i really should kick his a$$ to do more blogging.
  • is Russia's leader a dancing queen?

    Fev 6 2009, 20h27

    Meglomaniac hardman Vladimir Putin has denied hiring ABBA tribute band Bjorn Again. I think the lady does protest too much.
  • up the borough

    Dez 20 2008, 12h27

    i become increasingly impressed with venue the gladstone snookered away behind Borough tube station. For anyone unfamiliar, this haunt of London has some of the best pubs in the city.

    Anyhoo, i saw Mary Epworth And The Jubilee Band. I'd been meaning to for a long time, but hadn't because a severe case of sitting on my arse. Well, and playing music myself. She was great, but assures me she can be better, so I'll try and check her out again soon.

    The real find of the night was Olivia Chaney. oh boy what a talent. she did arrangements of old folk tunes. mainly irish and Appalachian, but also some French and even a 17th century Italian opera. She accompanied herself on a hand-pumped harmonium, making full use of the drone effect, underscoring the connection between ancient north european music and eastern music pioneered by the late great Davy Graham. She also used detuned guitar on some tracks, as Graham did. Her voice is incredible and it's inspiring to hear someone with the confidence to launch into acapella. Everyone was spellbound.

    I have also nearly killed myself with Christmas shopping. I don't normally do shopping.

    Over and out.
  • on blogs, journals and other animals

    Dez 12 2008, 11h37

    someone blogged about us here

    we are Grantura

    damn, i should write better journals. i wrote a really good one about all the music i'd bought from hearing it on then i wrote another really good one about david's birthday - a night out with a bunch of 'below the radar' bands in Borough. but i lost them both when my browser crashed while i searched for links.

    such is life
  • annibendod

    Nov 9 2008, 13h24