Pearshaped? The hazards of extra verses and digital stumbles
Hello dear webchums,
Well, last night was Livestream No. 4. The big livestream concert on 13th April is approaching fast. I’m practicing as much as possible, between making my second album, and wondering whether I can pull it off? This first attempt to perform ‘Frauenwerk’ live went a little pear-shaped, but like a pro, I soldiered on in the face of…running out of song. It’s strange that you can know a song perfectly in rehearsal then find important bits fall out of your head when you’re under the lights. Perhaps I need to work on my lyric memory palaces? Such is the risk and peril of live music. It’s worth it for the kicks.
Another unexpected peril, during last night’s performance, was the intrusion of a certain furry band member.
He has four legs and a tail. Did you spot him in the background, shaking his gourd?
My breathless rendition of ‘The Prayer’ was dedicated to DJ Tom Robinson and the the soon-to-be-web-only Freshnet team. Thanks in advance for playing my track on your BBC6 show – again – tonight. You rule.
I decided to brave the 4chan trolls and remove the password protection from the warm-up livestreams, so do come along for the next one on 30th March. A Facebook Like, a Twitter share, a Blog Follow, or a mailing list sign-up to therealarielarcher [@] gmail [.] com are always welcome.
Here’s the video of last nights’ micro-gig, for those who slow down to stare at car crashes
In case you didn’t know, all this Friday night micro-gigging is building towards a full 1 hour performance on Friday 13th April 2012. Do join me. If you come along, I’ll say thanks by giving you a free album download.
p.s. can I just share the video for Sylver Tongue’s ‘Hook You Up’? This is none other than Charlotte Hatherley, accomplished solo artist, ex-Ash and recently of Bat for Lashes. It’s such a luminous track, I’ll let it speak for itself. Charlotte and her band are playing live a lot at the moment – go see her if you can. Sylver Tongue website.
Posted on March 24, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged 14 English Outcasts, bat for lashes, charlotte hatherley, debut album 2012, entertainment, internet, livestream micro-gig, music, original, sylver tongue, tom robinson ruth barnes freshnet bbc 6 introducing. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.