Whoops! It’s been a while. I’ve been here 20 days now!? I think? So. I’ve been playing banjo a lot, playing clarinet a little, practising my Italian, and learning to refuse the many kind offers from the neighbour to marry me off. Last night I went to see a very highbrow rendition of the Iliad. I … Continue reading some time in
Here are some photos from my first week in Pisticci. And hey, why not listen to some novelty Hawaiian steel guitar while you look? It’s my new favourite album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o031JMU6K8 And here is my new pal Artu (R2?) the next door neighbour’s cat. He lets me laugh at him in exchange for bowls of … Continue reading Photos of Pisticci
Here is my new home for the next month! Pisticci is a little Italian town with about a thousand years history. It’s very quiet and friendly. The old lady next door has already taken me under her wing and brought me a tupperware full of boiled cabbage. My Italian is not very good but I … Continue reading Pisticci!
Quick early morning stop in Milan. Wandered around marvelling at the enormous grand beautiful station, sat down for a proper Italian cappuccino and then the drunk guy sitting at the next table threw up all over himself… Continue reading Benvenuto in Italia!
Adventuring begins! I’m going to a little house in the South of Italy for a month of isolated music making. First stop London, and then a train or three to Italy tomorrow. It’s been a while since I’ve done any song writing so I’m not sure what I’ll discover in there but I’m looking forward … Continue reading Italy
Here’s the radio show I was on on Sunday with the Relatives: Continue reading The Relatively Good Radio Show
I very much enjoyed playing for the lovely folks of Seal, in Kent yesterday at their village festival (my mum is the vicar there). It was a real treat to see a community coming together like that. After my set were the Primary school choir, who were totally magnificent. I also enjoyed helping my mum out … Continue reading On the Radio Today!
Here’s to the new band: bells, whistles, drums, and all! Continue reading The Roof Gardeners are go!
I’m currently in the hills of Herefordshire, having a restful stop with friends after the Howthelightgetsin festival in Hay-on-Wye. Highlights were listening to pals Jet Mcdonald and George Morgan playing, hanging out at the Anima Rising shop in the High Street, and causing an old-time ruckus with Molly Carroll and new friends the Most Ugly Child (that’s a … Continue reading Hay, Wales, and Manchester
Finally I’ve sorted it out and soon I will be able to trigger field recordings with my feet! Now I just have to work out how to program all this stuff… Continue reading wires and wires