Monday, August 13, 2018

Bristol £5 note



Finally I got my own Bristol £5 note! Thanks to Stewy!

There is no Winston Churchill on this one, but Robert Wyatt, Banksy, Tricky, DJ Derek, J.K. Rowling and others.

Visit Stewy on www.stewy.eu.

On Bristol Pound here and on Wikipedia.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Wyatt Lyrics

Check out the lyrics section over at the great Une Discographie De Robert Wyatt!

Signed Curtain (Robert Wyatt)

This is the first verse
This is the first verse, verse
This is the first, first...
And this is the chorus
Or perhaps it's the bridge
Or just another part
Of the song
That I'm singing

And this is the second verse
It could be the last verse
And this is the second verse
Second verse, second verse
It could be the last verse
Last verse
And it's probably
The last one
And this is the chorus
Or perhaps it's the bridge
Or just another key change
Never mind
It doesn't hurt
It only means
That I have lost faith in this song

'Cause it won't help me
Reach you...

Monday, July 23, 2018

Punky Reggae Party Politics

David Chiu´s interview with Vivien Goldman for The Quietus, "Punky Reggae Party Politics: Vivien Goldman interview" (July 9th) should be of interest to Robert Wyatt fans.

"I think everyone was amused by ‘Launderette’, it has a charm. It was so typical of the time.” Robert Wyatt also provided percussion on that track. “He really had significant input,” said Goldman.”I didn't really have a vision of the drums, but he knew what just to do, so delicate and instinctive. Even now, people refer to that sound of ‘Launderette’—it's tough but light.”

Monday, July 2, 2018

Heart Beats: Stuart A Staples On The Music That Inspired Arrythmia

Stuart A. Staples selects Robert Wyatt´s "Rock Bottom" as one of the albums that shaped his new solo album, "Arrythmia" (for The Quietus).

About one of the tracks: "Without the influence of this album I could not have written "Memories Of Love"".

Listen to "Memories of Love" on YouTube (official audio).

Monday, June 25, 2018

Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road (Cover)




Robert Wyatt´s "Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road" performed by THE WATTS (Tim Hodgkinson: clarinet, Chris Cutler: drums, Yumi Hara: piano, voice) + Canterbury Favourites (Yumi Hara, Kazuto Shimizu: keyboard, Toshiaki Sudoh: bass, Yuya Osabe: drums) at Akihabara GOODMAN, Tokyo, Japan, on 4 Dec 2017.

See Spockminder on YouTube.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Nick Mason Solo Box Set

Some Nick Mason news for you today:

"Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has announced that he will be releasing a brand new box set collection of his solo albums, "Unattended Luggage", on August 31.

The limited-edition offering compiles the rocker's 1981 release, "Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports," 1985's "Profiles" and 1987's "White Of The Eye" soundtrack in both 3CD and 3LP vinyl packages for the first time in over 20 years".

Of most interest here I guess is "Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports" recorded in 1979 and released on Harvest in 1981. Among the musicians we find Robert Wyatt, Carla Bley, Michael Mantler and Gary Windo.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Gavin Esler In Conversation with Robert Wyatt



You remember Gavin Esler in Conversation with Robert Wyatt at University of Kent (6 April 2016)? No???

Well, here is a previous post on it, and it´s now also available on SoundCloud and on iTunes, including music by Soupsongs.