…perhaps not without going off like a firework, baby.
The stimulus? Well, I just found out that the divine Tom Robinson and his BBC Introducing Freshnet Team are going to play a track from 14 English Outcasts on his show again this coming Saturday night/Sunday morning. Huzzaaaaah! Three cheers for their support for new, independent music!
So, to mark the occasion (it isn’t every day that your own hand-spun, organo-tech sounds are played on the national radio-uh-oh) I’m going to play that song live during my webstream on Friday night. It’ll be my first ever attempt to bring it to life as a live performance, with the limitation of having to stay within the scope of my webcam. Otherwise, I’d be boinging around like nobody’s business.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to share the work of two artists I just adore, whom you may not have heard about – Kate Havnevik and Cornelia. I’ve followed Kate’s output for several years and discovered Cornelia more recently. They have in common an inventive, emotive, highly individual approach to making electronic pop. Everyone should know about them, so I’m doing my little bit to wave and point at them. It was a close call deciding which of their tracks to blog, but in the end I went with my absolute favourites, which by complete coincidence both happen to contain the word ‘day’ in the title.
So, enjoy Cornelia’s scintillating track ‘The Meaning of that Day’ (Cornelia on Camp Mozart)
…and Kate Havnevik’s serene ‘New Day’ (Kate’s website)
I will be tuning in on my wireless (warmer sounds than DAB, IMHO) to listen to the broadcast. Feel free to join me for a Tweetfest.
As for the livestream – be there or be…a dodecahedron (and PLEASE PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO PUT APRIL 13th IN YOUR DIARY!…if only for the free download version of 14 English Outcasts
Love & rockets,