So the Solstice has come and gone (and those other holidays are being celebrated with the usual mania that they bring) and we’re welcoming the fact that we’re going to start having a little more daylight up here on The Last Frontier.
There’s been some new music happening and I’ve been a bit remiss in updating here, so I’ll try and make amends now.
Much Ado About Nothing (with all respect to The Bard) — that’s what could be said about the craziness of the supposed end of the Mayan calendar last week. What is it about our race that we have this amazing fascination with our own demise? That we are continually predicting new apocalypses (hmmm, Spell-Check seemed to accept that as the proper plural)? Anyway, Sound For Good Music (http://sound4good.bandcamp.com/) was inspired by the crazy and had a fun little compilation to raise money for electro-music.com, host of a number of my own performances and those of some of my friends as well. It is called, appropriately “Doomsday and Brimstone.” It’s downloadable for $1 US or more and for a very good cause, especially if you believe in supporting live music and/or experimental music (why else would you be reading all this, eh?). We’ll be doing another one, soon, in 2013 for one of my all-time favorite webradio stations, Stillstream.com — watch for details on that one, too.
And speaking of Stillstream, you’ve seen me mention Rebekkah Hilgraves and her show “At Water’s Edge” here before — she’s been playing some of my tracks and I’m really grateful for it. She recently featured a track from one of my 2010 Full Moon Lunacy Concert Series (that link returns about 20 of my releases in the Internet Archives), the November event (release was called “After the Road Closed“), on her show entitled “Winter Solstice, or The End of The World As We Know It.”
Fun stuff, fun evening of music. Again, a warm thank you to Rebekkah for her continuing support of my work — she’s bringing back the spirit of Darrell Burgan’s Blue Water Drift Dive show that was such a hallmark of Stillstream … she’s on every Saturday night (details in the link above and on the Stilltream pages), so please support her by listening in and maybe join the conversation in the Chat room, too!
31 December is approaching rapidly and, with it, another live streaming broadcast on the aforementioned electro-music.com. This year, I’ll be taking part (actually playing close to the end, at 05:00 GMT on 1 January, 2013 — sorry, you’ll have to do your own time zone calculations for that one!) and it will be the first live stream from the new studio up here. Got in the studio yesterday evening with The Godin and have started getting things tweaked and ready for the event. Here are some particulars:
~ The show starts at 13:00 GMT 31 December 2012 and runs until 06:00 GMT 1 January 2013
~ You can see a poster, with the schedule of performers, here …
~ The show also celebrates 10 years of electro-music.com !
Finally, some news about τρόπος et χημεία (Tropos et Chemeia) — my 2012 National Solo Album creation. The audio is fine, but I’m not happy with the way the CD liner text came out. I’ll need to see if I can get it edited so that things are displaying properly and do the Kunaki thing again. I’m hoping I can wrap that up before the 31st!
Onward, into The Light!