Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Phil Miller

Phil Miller (Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North, National Health etc) died 18 October 2017. R.I.P.

Here is Sid Smith´s tribute from the yellow room (tracklist here).

Late Junction: Robert Wyatt

Will you please hurry up! Only 22 days left to listen!

BBC Radio 3 Late Junction: Verity Sharp at home with Robert Wyatt.

"Over the course of an hour and a half he looks back on the last 50 years of his life as an artist and an avid music collector, picking out selections dear to his heart - from his love of British tenor Peter Pears to his fanaticism for early jazz singers and Ivor Cutler's absurdism. Verity also brings some of her own choices, sparking discussions around British surrealism, his dislike of the 'wobbly singers' of opera, his undying love for life partner Alfie and a frank conversation about his battle with depression, before giving us a quick piano lesson to boot. An intimate portrait of a truly British voice with a love of the absurd and an ear for the unusual".

Sunday, October 8, 2017

A Robert Wyatt Construction Kit

Check out John O´Rourke´s Robert Wyatt Construction Kit!
Photo stolen from the site.

It´s made by oak, and here is some info from O´Rourke: "There are three buildings inside of his cranium and Robert has placed something within one of them. I've no idea what it is, nor will it ever be revealed. The beard is currently in progress and then I have his hair to add. All of the holes will be plugged with cross grained oak, to fully match the components. Following that there will be further forms to create below his head, mainly architectural but with Romanesque influences: I love the Lewis Chessmen and without mimicking them in any way, there will be an indirect allusion to their form".

More to come on the Construction Kit blog I guess.