Tuesday, July 27, 2010

More on Moon

Keith Moon's isolated drum track from the recording of ‘Won't Get Fooled Again’

My word, I love this man.

As one of the commenters has it: “and he did it all without even moving his´╗┐ arms… just staring at the camera…”

Monday, July 19, 2010

Feelings I Have

I love the dudes.

I love the hot rock.

I feel frustrated that we rehearse so rarely (I mean no blame in this. It is hard to get four hot dudes in the room at once).

I feel very happy when we play a gig...elated even.

I am more than a little hurt that only complete strangers who are just trying to promote their own lame shit can be bothered to comment on posts...I just can't compete with facebook.

Friday, July 16, 2010

If You Want Blood...

I must become more accurate with my down strokes. I think I am returning to the Bronco after only one gig but it sure is nice to have the white scratchplate to document how I suffer for my art.

This evening has been spent trying to write new songs. I have two half songs but they don't seem that good to me. The magic, though, comes from the number of times I have thought this of a song, only for it to become one of my favs once I have fed it through the Yellow Magic Orchestra that is the Squid Ink organ.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The Greatest Show On Earth

How lovely of our friends and partners to attend the gig. Indeed, how lovely to have been asked to play it in the first place. And I thought we did well. It is odd for me not to have an audio record of the gig...usually it helps to balance, if not dispel, any dreams of having done well.

Tongue Tied was a great way to open, and even better now that I will not be landing us in a protracted legal battle with Jack Black.

I'll come clean and admit I am the wrong side of three Malt Runners (do not walk but run, in a malty fashion, to get this limited release...it smites even the Hop Thief which came before...a bit like Squid Ink does to Led Zeppelin).

I thought my solos were good too.

I stuck around for the delightful Colour Kids, who could go far if given the right breaks (or creating them or whatever the freak it is you have to do). Lovely songs, come across as charming people on stage and all play their instruments well. I like the Chemistry Set very much. They are like Eddie Current Suppression Ring but without the affectation. Genuinely nice chaps and I like their songs and clean playing a lot. That guy who commented asking if they were the UK Chemistry Set should sign them up.

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Monday, July 05, 2010

The force of imagination

Only seconds ago did I finally notice that the monkey in the Squid Ink poster has his brain exposed ready for the hot oil. My apologies to all for being so obtuse but now that I've finally caught up let me say that this is red-freakin-hot. Nice work Inkers!

Nice work too on all who saw the gig last night. An enthusiastic and generous audience. I do apologise for not urging the band to play the crowd-favourite, impossible-to-spell Mnemosyne: it turns out there was a faction pressing for an airing of that bass-friendly number. But, I must say, we've been playing that song for four years — we might take a pass on it once in a while.