…here’s The Silver Seas to cheer us all up as we contemplate another lockdown. All together now, “la la la laaa, la la la laaaa…”
STILL HERE! as lockdown continues, please gather round this roaring candle, help yourself to a slice of banana bread, and please tell us all what you have been watching, reading and listening to … and how are you doing anyway ?
…but not the Mahavishnu Orchestra line-up you might expect. 😀 Here are John McLaughlin, Ralphe Armstrong (bass) and Narada Michael Walden (drums/vocals) from the very last MO – the one that toured Europe with Wishbone Ash in August 1975, calling it a day somewhere near Detroit in November that year. Only Stu Goldberg from that relatively forgotten quartet – which saw out 1975 after a mighty 11-piece version of MO toured Europe in Jan-Feb 1975 and a funky 9-piece version toured the US from April-June 1975 – is missing here. In his place, we have Cindy Blackman and Carlos Santana.
Set aside your suspicions that this will be a fusion apocalypse – it’s cosmic soul!
I’ve been keeping myself entertained by making another collection of instrumentals – I find the whole process soothing, settling in at Tom’s House Of Twang with a guitar and a vibrato pedal, trying to find a beat to play along with …. Anyway, I hope you enjoy them, this is now Volume 4 and all of Quarantunes are on Bandcamp on a “Pay What You Like” basis.
Thanks to those who have chipped in and supported – stay safe, stay sane!
Hey kids, do you like the rock & roll? Here’s Volume 3 of Quarantunes – some surf, some garage, some Morricone – FREE on Bandcamp. Stay safe, be kind.
As soon as the name Miranda was mentioned, I took my leave of the ‘Big Night In’ thingy last night…but this popped up somewhere on my feed this morning, and I think as these collaborations go, this is rather good. Thoughts…?
Strange Days Indeed!
It’s the first Friday of a new month (on some parts of the globe, anyway), so, please, come and join in the Zoom session, make yourselves comfortable with a refreshment of your choice, and share with us – what have you been reading / watching / listening to or otherwise consuming in the last month.
Have you been listening to more music than usual ? Comfort-binging on old episodes of Porridge? Baking ?
All best wishes to everyone – stay safe, stay sane