Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Songs of Praise

Silky laid one of the first reviews of "Eight Legs to Hold You" on the dudes at the last rehearsal. Apparently his friend liked "Someone to Tell Me" the best (it seems a very popular track with people I know who like their rock a little less hot but are keen to say something nice...my mother-in-law for instance who swears she gave the album two good listens, one of which whilst reading the lyrics...).

Silky felt much humour could be found in my quest for compliments once more being undone by Crafty's crooning ways. Little did I know it would get better.

The wife of a mutual friend after listing to the album reported back with:

"wow, Paddy's really good".
"mmm hmm, like anything else?" UT prods
"Paddy can really play can't he?" she continues
"uh huh...yup...he can" replies UT with a tone somewhere near zero kelvin.

However, I could reason this away as being someone who...I don't know...but the bitter prism of my ego parsed it somehow.

When I passed the disc to a friend in Sydney whom I considered to be hot rock simpatico I felt secure that he would wonder at my diverse opera, consider my vocal delivery second only to Willie Nelson as the greatest interpreter of song, and simply gnaw his own hard-on off over the hot shit I laid down in the solos.

He left me a voicemail on Sunday.

Modern Doug!, It's [name withheld] here. Just wanted you to know that I have listened to the album and I think it's great. Far and away my favourite bits are the lyrics to (Elton)Inter-Species Carnality Blues and my favourite track is Thin Walls. The rest is fine but those are really the stand-outs"

I kid you not...he liked Paddy's song the best...and made a point of saying he liked the LYRICS to Inter-Species...if I wasn't so utterly convinced of my own super hot shit the reviews received so far would be quite troubling. Poor Sydney friend got quite a tirade when I called him back, followed by a hang-up.

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Uses for a new pro-tools rig # 117

literal reversioning This has been around for a while and spawned various imitations but I think it is absolutely the best. Suggestions for which song might best benefit from a Squid Ink reversioning? I had in mind Richard Marx's Hazard but am not sure we could pull off the FM radio sheen.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

3 hearts, blue blood and teeth that cut like a chainsaw

On Halloween at around 5.55pm we welcomed the newest and smallest squid into the world. Ada Rae Heynes Jephcott, was born with only one heart, red blood and no teeth but according to scientists she can expect all this to change as she grows into a giant squid. Check out some early pics here

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