( especially to anyone who relishes references to obscure creative music with psychedelic undertones)
I just wanted to let you know of a review written by Brian. R. Banks of my last album in
"The Rocktologist" rock magazine which can be accessed by clicking this link:
I have always loved rock music but never thought anything I wrote or recorded would ever be reviewed in a rock magazine. I am pleased at this...I managed to leap across the rock gender divide quite by accident, and doing music that was at times far too soppy and acoustic to be considered rock.
Brian R. Banks who wrote the review of my album was once upon a time Hawkwind's tour manager and was a participant in the 1980s subversive rock band, Mourneblade
(see http://youtu.be/yxdzyLisVrU for a live performance of theirs).
Brian contacted me via the contact page on this site to ask me about my modest contribution to a Kevin Coyne tribute album called "Whispers in the Offing" (2007). The review was written for the "Stick it in Your Ear" ezine , a music magazine for grown-ups.
Brian Banks has also told me that another review of "The Psychacoustic Tapes" will also appear in the "Stick it in your Ear" ezine soon. This is very flattering particularly when this ezine is filled about articles of legendary artists and their albums see: www.siiye.co.uk
( I am definitely not worthy!).
Lastly I decided to knock £2 off my CD version of "The Psychacoustic Tapes" on this site. It's nearly winter and people need to pay their gas bills and it would be nice for me to be able to pay mine too.
I am presently doing a lot of learning, more learning than I have ever done in my life. Currently struggling to rapidly learn two languages, plus a very complex type of singing from Asia involving the most difficult throat acrobatics I have ever attempted, and learning to play a kacapi zither. Everyone loves the sound of the kacapi even though I am just a beginner, plus I am reading lots of books on music. I am trying to find time at the end of the day to still do my own music and when I have the energy to lurch into some kind of creative foray.
I'm going now, I always talk or write too much!
Love and Peace to you all