Since releasing the Konstanzegraff songs as part of Volume 5 of the Cinque Pezzi Facili Series on Under My Bed Recordings I’ve been pondering sharing the reasoning behind the music and why it exists. There’s at least one good reason for this, in that most of the people who know about it are familiar with […]
A plea. If you are British, and over 30, don’t say “mixtape”. Say “compilation tape”. As it was, and as it should be.
Red Panda was an improvising band which I was part of in 2012 and 2013. We were made up of two drummers (Laurence from Small Machine and Chris from Audium), me on bass and Rob (also from Small Machine) on guitar. We played one gig with one song (called “Japanese Hair”, improvised on the night) […]
My earlier posting about my modified acoustic guitar is quite popular as far as content on this blog goes, and part of that appears to be because I posted a video of me playing it through a Boss MG-10 amplifier. I’ve made other videos of this amp with other guitars that I’ve modded. Here’s one […]
This essay originally appeared in issue two of Premier Pli, a journal published by First Fold in 2012 and themed on nostalgia. With First Fold on hold at the moment there’s no place to buy Premier Pli that I can find so I’m sharing this here. If you do see a copy though, I recommend […]
Apologies – it seems my blog got hacked. If you received any emails from zogue.com that looked spammy, I can only apologise. Thanks to sterling work from my ISP, Eyedivison, the problem was solved and isolated, and we reckon it was the old K2 theme I was using. So that’s gone, and it’ll take me […]
King’s Cross Scala, December 16th 2012 Legendary bands Frost* and It Bites played a one-off Xmas gig last year at The Scala in London, and I was there! Here’s my gig review (originally posted on the Frost*ies forum)… Arrived at King’s Cross at about 18:10 and felt quite thrilled walking around in my normal winter […]
Although the audience for what I do musically is TINY (what fun it is to represent a word meaning small with such gusto and emphasis), I do nevertheless get asked what I am up to from time to time and in particular “is there any new Spunkle stuff coming out/are you going to play live […]
Here are two pretty similar images in my mind. Hardly identical of course, but they’re both fuzzy, indistinct, taken on cheap, low-spec cameras and detailing fairly mundane subject matter. They were both taken by me too and they’re both on my Flickr photostream. The image on the left has had 212 views (and 8 favourites) […]
All the Konstanzegraff tracks from the fifth Cinque Pezzi Facili EP are now online on YouTube – check out the playlist here – there’s a special video for each track.
I made my way to Bradford last month to be interviewed for the excellent Buffet radio show on BCB. I took along the Cinque Pezzi Facili EP and we played “Billy” by Konstanzegraff and “She Brings The Moths in Flame” from Empty Vessel Music. Plus I got to choose a track to play and it […]