Tuesday, November 30
If any of you are writers, musicians or making great videos and want to collaborate during 2011, please have a look - there is a contact form and a Network. All the best
Friday, November 5
Saturday, September 4
It is like organizing a snowball fight in the middle of an avalanche.
if were easy, would there be any point ?
Friday, March 19
Bran dropped this one a few days ago - during a quick studio visit to "Projects". We were quite surprised by the departure from his recent works ( we have heard the desk-mixes of MAD/Metaphoria Collections due for release later this year.) and return to a much ealier output.
Bran: Yeah I guess I have been getting back to my roots - where it all started for me as a kid listening to John Peel way back was like something big for me. I was a really crap guitarist ( I mean really crap ) some of the bands had that sort of rough edge that I could relate to - it was inspiring to hear energy and anarchy unleashed, over-coming any technical ability. Early on I liked: The Fall, Wire and Gang of Four. I went through a Gothy sort of phase loving The Cure and Souxie and the Banshees. I kept away from mainstream music, most of the time - there are always good somgs out there but Radio seemed to play the same things all the time all day long - which put me off. So yes the past has been there - returning to the crap I guess.
"Wake Me Up" is a genuine ad lib - which started out as a "Drum n Bass" idea - which may happen as well - I just smacked some guitar over the top - the lyrics were just worked out by doing several takes - it took two hours to record in total - some video was shot while I did that. It expresses quite a few frustrations that are present - so it is heart said - it is a critical look at how we are abusing the technology and resources that we have - how complacency and selective attention have become the norm - to the point where " sleeping through seems preferable to living through " - I am sure someone will find all sorts of possible meanings - but that's what I was trying to say. I don't see we can blame anyone person or group - so yes a mess - for which I can't see any easy solutions - I am just observing. Albeit angry and frustrated - but saying it does release it somehow.
Next One ? Who knows - I have got a few already up and running - hope to put them together under the working title "No Apollo . . . Geez". We will see.
Friday, January 22
This is something else - posted on YouTube 10th January by Sherry Lee of Canadian Band "Happy" - Like Quicksand a really cute song with a hidden bite - backed by a Dave Luxton (Dlux Films) Video which uses every neat wide-screen cinema trick in the book to make this a top dollar production - that's only my opinion - watch it and see - just press play. Support Happy and buy their excellent Happy EP fron CDBaby Listen to the other tracks - Link below
HAPPY EP on CD Baby
Wednesday, January 13
"Congrats Gary, your video has received the CMB Award for Achievement in Performance, and is in the running for 2010 Official CMB Video Awards"
Country Music Broadcasting Dec 2009
Encouraging words for UK singer-songwriter Gary Tipping - whose ballads and acoustic love songs have been receiving much praise from many quarters. Favourably compared to the likes of Paul Simon and John Lennon in their composition - it is the often gentle emotional delivery which is both honest and refreshing. He has proved that dedication and commitment to traditional craftsmanship does eventually reap rewards. Good Luck Gary - Looks like 2010 is going to be a good one for you.