I've decided to gradually over a period of time post all the stupid albums I make that (some people, but mostly) no one ever hears. I'm aware that there's a Bootleg thread, but in these blog posts I can talk a bit more detailed about them, and if anyone has any questions I can also answer them.
The first album is one I recorded mid May 2009 within a week whilst house-sitting for a friend of mine in Manhattan.
The person in question was a musician and had a couple guitars lying around, as well as mini keyboards and drum pads for their kid to play on. The week in question was leading up to me coming back to the u.k to perform the Harold and Maude soundtrack at the BFI. I hadn't played guitar in quite a while having concentrated on playing piano so much at the start of the year. The new Lightspeed album had been finished for a couple months, also. All of this wanted mt to just write and play dumb jangly guitar pop with just chords and simple melodies over the top.
So I decided that in every gap in the week that I found myself sitting down, or watching t.v. or waiting for tea to brew or logging onto facebook. I would write and record a song instead, without any real thought behind it, and by making words up essentially as I went along.
I then uploaded it online at the end of the week onto my myspace page, but took it down within the hour due to embarrassment e.t.c
I'm not sure what's changed in me recently. But mainly due to developments personally I guess, and business-wise.
I just don't care anymore.
It's just music. It's always there if you want it, and doesn't need to be a big deal... maybe i'm not making sense.
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