It’s been a while since I posted anything on here, as I’ve been rushing around being all busy and forgetting to put new stuff up on here.
We’ve been re-mounting and touring A Night On The Tiles with Pen-ultimate, I’ve been putting together my debut poetry collection and spoken word album, and also writing some new material in preparation for a short residency at Dartington Arts/Schumacher College next week. The new piece is (working) titled Climate Myths and is a series of character monologues which are all based on interpretations of myths that relate to our understanding of climate change, peak oil etc. Originally I had planned to write them in quite a spoken word/poetry style, but they’ve actually been coming out in a more naturalistic dramatic style, which is an interesting direction to be going in, if a different and difficult discipline.
It probably would have been good to mention all this on here, but when I’m in the thick of things I tend to get a bit preoccupied getting the actual stuff done, rather than writing blog posts about it. I also think that the work is more interesting than what I’ve got to say about it, so I try not to post on here unless I have some actual work to post, in text, audio or video format. But as the audio’s been taking longer than I anticipated and the writing’s been happening slowly and isn’t really in a very reader friendly format I haven’t felt like I’ve had much to say. Until now.
The new Climate Myths material I’m still not going to post, as it’s still in early draft stages and will change a lot as I rehearse it next week. Also I think it’s more written for performance, to be heard and seen rather than read.
But I do have some exclusive new tracks from the album available for free download prior to releasing it all properly.
The album will eventually be available on CD (hoping to release it on 17th Dec) and also for download a bit cheaper. I’ve worked with two different producers on the album, Adam Menczykowski and Dan Steele so I’m uploading one from each of them. I’m also experimenting with Soundcloud and Bandcamp at the moment, so I’m uploading one from each site too. Television Will Not Be Revolutionised is produced by Dan and is on Soundcloud, On Paper is produced by Mench and is on Bandcamp, where you’ll eventually be able to download the whole album. You can download both for free, but there is an option of leaving a donation on Bandcamp, so please do if you think it’s worth something. And please let me know what you think in the comments. I’m quite proud of them, so it would be good to know what you think…