Tuesday, 17 July 2007

more photos

We played here on sunday

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Somerset House.. it was one of our best gigs ever i think. We all came off the stage beaming.. when a gig goes well it's a wonderful feeling. Especially at such a beautiful venue. Not so sure about the beauty of my fat face on a big screen but i was hidden from that on stage..

One of us played twice that night, that man was Alex J. Ward, Guillemots horn-blower, who also played the opening slot his happy-go-lucky jingle-jangle poster duo Dead Days Beyond Help

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..available for children's parties and wedding receptions.. Alex recently used the word "shitheads" when he got cross with a mobile phone company person.. it was a fine moment for anyone who witnessed it

And finally.. . this man manages Guillemots

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Thursday, 5 July 2007

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

the other glastonbury

At Glastonbury there was another gig.. in the sneaky hours of saturday morning myself, Kev and Steve from Longstone met up with Aaron Liddard (Amy Winehouse) and the legendary Nik Turner (Hawkwind, ICU etc) for a special improvised gig.

Check out the full story here.. www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

Cheers, Christopher.

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

look at this

(the link is the title - just click on it. Yeah. Impressive eh. .. pretty FUCKING CLEVER EH.)

Forgot to mention this site. Amazing pictures. I don't know too much about art history so I'm sure there's people out there who will think these look just like someone else's pictures or something, but to my mind they're pretty damn good and original.



Coffee and recording. They're such a good combination. I'm only having one coffee a day.. you only really need one. The first one. It's a good feeling. . especially when combined with a grilled halloumi and homous sandwhich from Broadway Market. Very fine. It definitely feels like we're making a record now because it's got to that stage where none of us are getting in til 1 in the afternoon because we were all up til 2 or 3 the night before. At which point red wine replaces coffee as the recording drink. There's something about recording at night - you feel like one of the workers in Charlie's Chocolate Factory or something. Secretly working away in the night while most people you know are asleep. Don't really know why I'm posting this. There's plenty of times when recording's stressful but when it's going well it's - well, a nice existence in a world of sound.


Monday, 2 July 2007

The Beating Heart of Rhythmic Sexuality

.. is to be seen below. Anyone who hasn't yet seen this.. your life is about to be enriched.


Man on a bike

Welcome to blogworld, then. Yesterday, Greig, Magrao, Christopher Cundy and I were squashed in a cab on the way to Elephant and Castle (we were playing an improvised show for Resonance Fm - more of which later), when a man on a bike tapped on the window, asked if we were Guillemots, and on confirmation of that fact, gave us a cd. Which had us all feeling fairly bemused. But the man and cd in question turned out to be Daniel Pemberton, who, amongst other things, wrote the theme tune - the original, good one - for "Peep Show". Safe to say - a fairly random encounter - I haven't had a chance to listen to the whole cd yet - we were only thrusted it yesterday, but from the bits I have heard so far, I can thoroughly recommend it. The cd's called "TVPOPMUZIK" - by the Daniel Pemberton TV Orchestra. Find out more here..


Not quite sure how he'd managed to see within the cab with such detail to recognise us, but hey - the man obviously has the sight of a falcon.

And yes, getting back to Resonance FM - listen to it.. 104.4 FM in a lot of London - otherwise you can hear it through their site..


Go there.. but the t-shirt .. et cet era.. they have a pretty messed up funding situation which means that whatever money they're given by the Arts Council they have to match in independent funds each year in order to stay on the air. It's one of the few stations around that airs ANYTHING. . anything that anyone on it feels like playing. Not just music either, by any stretch of the imagination. An entirely good thing.

Now back to working out what drumbeat fits this new song...