One for you@Colin-H
I nominate Nadine… honey is that you ?
@vince-black and I were concerned whether we had a quorum so we roped Alfred E Neuman into the mingle at the Brunswick Green in inner err Brunswick. Obligatory music t shirts donned (Steve Earle and a Folk Festival) we chatted music though suggesting Richard Thompson was overrated was perhaps notthe best topic to open the batting with given Vince’s blog name comes from an RT song.
After the usual topics – Word mag, vinyl v CD, whither assorted bloggers, why is Van Morrison such a prick etc we repaired to the adjoining parlour where a rather excellent local jazz singer Michelle Nicole was doing a free gig of audience requests with a band featuring drums, upright bass and 2 horns count em.
I’d had a long day so I left Vince to see the second set solo.
Hopefully we can muster more Afterworders the next time someone suggests a gathering.
DSOM recorded on this. Course you can probably do more stuff using pro tools now ?
Amazon is starting up in Australia. As part of this, they are offering 30 days free kindle. I’m new to this but it seems like you can borrow up to ten books, returning when done. So you can read but you can’t keep.
As coincidence would have it. Our old chum @H-P-Saucecraft popped on The Church thread so I searched for his books. With mixed feelings, I can advise that his book on war-torn Baghdad is one of the free offerings on kindle. I’ve contacted HP and he is happy for me to tell the massive about the book being on Amazon. Details below and btw the reviewer gets it wrong HP wasn’t the grizzled war dog with detailed experience. It was Michael Lockwood
MacBook Air sierra 10.12.3 Mozilla Firefox Safari
I keep getting server not found messages – particularly when going to this site as it happens.
I’ve reloaded Mozilla before but it recurs. I read about a known server not found issue with Mozilla in 2014 and some fairly complicated instructions on how to change settings to rectify.
I’m hoping one of the wizards of the blog can assist. Just running ClamXAV and nothing coming up.
@Vince-Black has had the good sense to visit Melbourne during a run of lovely weather and has suggested a catch up. Why not I said and why not let some others in on the party? The only Afterworder I can recall being in Melbourne is inner Melbournite @Gary-John but there are others.
Anyway, if you are interested, let me know and the level of interest will dictate what we do and where.
I couldn’t just embed the video.
Always been a bit meh about clarinet- not enough blues /soul in it for me but this clip has me reassessing that view.
Fascinating. Like the opening comment, I too get frustrated with the western predisposition for funk sounding African rather than the full array of styles.
“The Oils” have got mixed comments ,mainly negative, when I’ve lauded their talents on the blog previously. But I still think they are a great band and have every confidence that this return to touring will result in some great performances.
Each time they have done one-offs the cohesion has been remarkable . I might have recounted hearing on the radio broadcast of one of the benefit concerts someone shout “give up your day job” to Garrett who by then was a full time Federal Politician.
I’m surprised Hirst was the one to initially say no, as I always thought of him as the keeper of the flame.
“Intelligent” turntable. Still having trouble getting my head around this. The device spins around – not the record. As Neil of the Young Ones would say – far out man.
Could be interesting for those with wireless sound systems.
Already observations have been made that 2017 may be worse than 2016.
Well, let’s do some calculations.
Average mortality age for males in UK is around 85.Let’s clip 5 years off for the rock’n’roll lifestyle.
Assuming 1971 was the peak of rock (refer Hepworth D).
Let’s now look at birthdates. I picked a few “legends” at random. Paul McCartney 1942, Elton 1947, Bryan Ferry 1945 Pete Townshend 1945, Jeff Beck 1944, Neil young 1945, James Taylor 1948. Average birthdate 1945.
So the queue for rock legends shuffling off the mortal coil should be longest in 2025.
When too many Dylan covers of standards are barely enough.
Well not quite, but an Aussie gong anyway for Nick Cave.
Recently Mrs Wells and I travelled to Alice Springs. Over the 2800 km trip we saw a rock wallably, 2 small kangaroos and 8 emus.
My brother lives about 20 km from the Melbourne CBD on a largeish residential block down by a bushy part of the Yarra River valley. I see heaps of big red kangaroos everytime I visit.
The poor woman in this story is his neighbour.
North Park, Ballarat., Australia
I was underwhelmed by the last 2 Nick Cave shows I had seen. Since his son has died in an accident, the remarkable Skeleton Tree has been released, a film, One More Time with Feeling that documented the recording of the new album and the struggle of recording that album has been released and now, finally, he is back on tour.
Over the journey we have had frantic neo thrash, southern gothic rock, macabre and tender ballads, calls to God and questioning of God, soundtracks and stringed soundscapes set to lyrics and, most recently, an album well reviewed in an electronic music mag. So, which Nick Cave will we see and how will this very different new stuff be accommodated?
Nick often comes down for Christmas to see his Mum with the Oz tours are often first or last on a tour. He also adds former Bad seed Conway Savage as additional keys. This time to start the tour he has gone all the way down south to Hobart, not that far short of the South Pole. The Ballarat gig is the next gig on the list. Ballarat is a regional city, » Continue Reading.
39 degrees today here in Melbourne
A bit after midnight and it is still 29 celsius with a minimum forecast of 26 overnight.
How’re things where you are?
Harvey looks remarkably well all things considered
This 7 minute interview is getting a bit of coverage at the moment. It’s embedded in a story from the interviewer about the interview.
JL has always had a reputation for being cantankerous but to take an hour so set up for an old pro was a bad way to go.
And the questions, in the main are closed questions, enabling yes or no answers from Jerry. Honest yes or no’s too. Interestingly where the question is a bit more interesting he does think about the answers. The mimicking of the nervous laughter was rather cruel but what a sharp mind for 90.
For some reason, the new Paul Simon has missed my attention until I saw it nominated by so many people in their 2016 best ofs.
Just played it and this track stood out. I love the overlay of his strong melody with the,now trademark, under bubbling rhythm.
I bought this book second hand on a whim as Lanois had produced a few albums I really liked. Part way in I was ready to ditch it. He came across as a nerdy rebel, chronicling his life in a fairly perfunctory way. However, my opinion changed as I read on.
As you’d expect, there is a lot of techno talk about different types of gadgetry, the importance of the feel and establishing the groove ahead of everything else. Surprisingly, there is very little on the making of his own records or writing his own songs – you’d think The Maker at least would get a few paras. Personal life gets short shrift too. He acknowledges he is an eccentric, that like his father he is always moving on, and life with him can be difficult. But, when he suddenly shut down his massive New Orleans set up and sold all his motorbikes and moved to Mexico, he simply describes the motivation as “for personal reasons”. Personal reasons- this is an autobiography isn’t it? A motorbike accident that nearly killled him gets no mention. Partners, wives, children, if he has them, go unmentioned.
Some albums such as Emmylou’s » Continue Reading.
I should know this but don’t.
I’ve got a few cassette’s I want to digitise. I have a high end cassette player and apple mac and a macbook air and a hi fi system.
Can I achieve what I want with items?