Dear humans we began our u.k tour in Easton a area in Bristol. Thats Where real people love. so much so that one of the unoffical mayors of Bristol came and he wrote about that show. The show was at The Chelsea Inn in Bristol. Clayton who is one of the shineing lights of the Bristol music scene his blogg/music you can get to that via his website www.claytonblizzard.com
mr.Blizzard is the kinda one love community we like to attend our shows. Honest caring intelligent and wise. Lemmy the propreiter of the establishment was present and so was Chesney(a musican who has played with numreous legends and plays at mo with Firepit collectiv with Jay from Inner Terestrials ) Rob the soundman who is sound was present.They are part of the fabric of the "community" of that wonderful Eastern area. A inspirational enviroment.
After Bristol show had decided to travel back to Nottingham where mr. o kane lives. Mr. O kane is a wonderful songwriter of pop soul reggae songs simple and from the heart Liam o'kane His lovely lady and him share a nice home. Liam o kane runns a digital downloadable label called Offcut records. "Life on hold" is the latest release which is a labour of love recorded with Ed Koral.
Doing something you love and respect can reap real benefits. Thease benefits cant always be measured by "gramms units or benjamins" but they i feel at times even have a greater value. As me uncle used to say " you live your life then you decide whats what" .
The value of something changes dramaticaly as one experiences life. Keep checking all those wonderful independant labels be aware very few are truly independant. So reserach check be curious. In bussiness it is good to work with others in ways that is mutually beneficial.
Nottingham like many towns/cities/is devided into "endz" or regions. Which vary in economics culture and attitudes. Nottingham is no differant. Liams partner works in a area thats multicultural and has various humans from varying social and cultural backbrounds.
I took advantage of using the local "hairdressers". They didd a good job. It is a neccassary to take care of ones appearance in this visual as wel as aural artform.
We drove to the THE NEW Adelphi CLUB in Hull next. That place thats been running music for over 30 years and one of my favourite venues. This show was differant in the sense i didd contact the main chap who runns that place but "we" agreed to do the show with a local band.That localband who are very good and respectful and i have bumped into the "frontman" sometimes called Harry and we have discussed doing a show together...Counting Coins www.facebook.com/countingcoins check them on "fakeface" but Harry is not fake and he has a wonderful face their cd is called "Reach for the sky" www.facebook.com/allourownrecords They make a good sound.
They will continue to do their brand of Gypsy folk rock/punk/ska songs as if i have to make "boxes" of categorys. Unfortunatley one is forced at times to give some sort of clue to what genra music is. I rather not do that but i at times have to. To try to inform what is sounds like. It is all relative opnion does not matter it definetly should not matter.
The night went well and it was good and its good for me to play that "living room" venue There is a lott of hope and love in that building and a great amount of joy.
Well on this u.k run upp and down this nation(for a good change) we decided to shorten the drives as to make it a easier.We had decided to stay at Marks after the Hull show. He lives in the north east of England Newcastle this chap is man of many talents and he looks after the talneted as well as giving us space to rest and chill. He has prganised a few simple little shows in that region. He like many does many things booking things cleaning things acting in things and generaly trying to make sense of life and things.
His seed is called Daryl who is the singer/songwriter who plays with The Juggernought love band who i like funk/soul/disco and www.facebook.com/thepastures a alt/folk band who have some talent in them and they are beginning their journey as a group who i like.
We got to his door about four in the morning and it was nice and comfortable. We spent the following morning grabbing the view and short walk along the coast at Whitely bay north tyneside in tyne and wear i love those last few words the names of things. A wonderful beauty spot. I am glad my little crew of humans have seen things through my eyes sometimes it can be a good view.
After we drove to Glasgow the Heart of Scotland and we went to the heart of Govanhil that region a 20 minute walk from where we play the wonderful Ivory Blacks.It was good to go to that city and see Alek one of me brothers and we have been brothers for a long while. Its again good to see family and friends etc because in so many ways we are the same.
Infrequency of my visits with my human family is little/short it does not mean its not impoRtant. Sadly sometimes it is too long a time between visits.
Alek has been involved in music a great deal of his life. Good to be in a enviroment when one walks with a brederen. Govan hill is a comunity and there is a human link.Alek is a part of that.Reminds me of a topp lyrik of a musican
" get love where it counts respect where it counts". To some who dont know respect they whould not overstand for those that do its simple.
Me and liam didd the obligatory walk to Queens Park and got that view from the topp of the hill lovely dubbly.
The next day we drove to Aberdeen to play the wonderful Moorings bar run by Flash and crew and a chap called Fudge. He also does a fanzine every 7months (i think thats funny) He has good taste ww.facebook.com/themooringsbar well it is a truly Rocking place Its sells and specialises in many alchholick bevarages. It is a hospitable place with relaxed vibes. It sits on the quayside. It is expanding a little bigger a little wider. A good place to be. A place to also see some great live music. I have payed there in all my musical guises.
In my solo sett i was able to flitter from style to style and have the audience follow because they like to be taken on a musical journey it was good as well to have Liam join me for a few songs. I am honured when he can join me to sing songs.
I mett a Luisa who is lecturer in Aberdeen university who happens to be friend of Boika Estebahn aka Emilio Brochall whilst topics can be lurid and vulgar in elibriated enviroments we discussed world issues and the political ideaologies we were "joined" in our discussion by "Rabb the slabb" who is a young artist who happened to have his art living and breathing on the streets as a slab of concrete.which he showed to us.
Yes i also talked about Giraffe and Jackhal non-violent communication ideas by Marshall Rosenberg. I am always intersted in peaceful resoulutions. Or that "safe place" which is one of mine paraphrases taken from Rumi. I suggest a perusal of mr. Rossenbergs ideas. Like many people i admire he is in the frontline of resolving conflict and is putting his peaceful talking into action instead of keeping a safe distance from opposing ideas and opinions.
We safely navigated our route to the next show the next day in Edinborough. I have been told affectionately "thats where the English live" by other natives of Scotland. This may allude to some historical cultural missunderstandings or "enemy images" which we all have to navigate to get to where we wish to be.
I was mett by a young man but "old spirit" Billy Liar.We mett him a while ago maybe 3/4 years ago he was making music then with a show organised by Daisy a lady who was present with her mum and dad at that show all those summers ago. He informed me that last year he bumped into her by Chance in Australia. Now thats a coincidence.She writes performs poetry spoken word etc.
Anyway the point being when i mett this chapp in Dundee and we played some music "off the cuff" that night. Nothing dramatic or thought out. I liked that vibe.
So we thought this time a few months before the u.k runn..I whould ask this Bily liar if he could assist with fixing a show. He does alt alt alt "punk" music which auraly to me sounds good. Its musical and intresting lyricaly. He has continued his musical search and has played overseas Woodford folk Festival in Oz being one of them & done shows in U.S.A. It's a intelligence and a spirit i seek that can be found anywhere and thats all it is. Sometimes thats enough.
Billy knows Lach that musical trobadeur (from New York)makes music and words and resides in Edinborough. He incidently like a few of my associates has a show for the BBC orating playing tunes and being brilliant.l I played last year in Hull with Lach...a happy coincidence.
So we are the one love party.We aim and work for go towards a wonderful world for all humanity and repect for all ideas and communication.
Yes we know the path is narrow but we speak the truth and straight talking is crucial to our existance as human beings. Unity through diversity.
Love will win. Thanks to all that made a effort to support and reach and c u in that "safe place ".
for those unaware i have a folk band
www.thebabarluckwordcitizenfolkband.com which has 2 full length cds available from itunes etc..
i also have a Rock/Punk/Prog/Alternativ group
www.eastendtrinity we have done 3 cds with the 1st cd available as a digital download and the 2nd cd about to be available and the 3rd cd could be out this year so for the noisy distorted sonic pallette lovers..AND LOTTS OF SHOUTING.
I also have done other musical adventures one of them being Remakeing Europe http://remakingeurope.bandcamp.com there is even a great video explaining the theory and the reasoning behind what we did
I have last year released "voices" The Babar Luck Experience which is electric clean guitar funky/choppy/jazzy/souly with Fab da foot playing 6 string bass & mr. Murrow on drums he has recorded as we stand 4 full length musical works wow i have been fortunate.
Due to the fact i am what i am i have many nettworks out there platforms to promote etc but this is my most important to me it is the "mothership" and long may she fly in this worldy cosmos.
I thank all those that help me and support me and you for reading this.
love will win.