So ever since Cam (www.twoducksdisco.co.uk) and I stopped doing Tapes (www.tapes-online.co.uk) I’ve had a bit of a ‘side project’ shaped hole in my life. Well due to a number of things I’ve decided I’m going to try and rectify that. I’m currently bombarding various people with ideas and hope to have an actual shape of a thing developed soon, it’ll likely combine art and music in some way (mainly because I like both of those things and am terrible at both so like to work with talented people who are ace).
Currently I think that it may involve cassettes, lots of postage and bits of card. But let’s see.
Have had a week off during which i experienced a remarkable lack of exercise, other than a bike ride on Monday where i got a bit lost, cycled with a nice old man and ended up in Wetherby.
The chap that I ended up cycling with was a retired anesthetist and a ridiculously keen cyclist (he had something like 8 bikes…not with him at the time), he said he cycled most days and paced himself according to the heart monitor he was hooked up to – he wasn’t supposed to exceed a certain pulserate – but throughout the ride he completely annihilated me, he was super fit (or i wasn’t…probably the latter).
it wasn’t too uppity-downity but i think the toils with the old man took it out of my legs and the last 5 miles round the ringroad were no fun at all
Currently listening to Kyte’s cover of Peter Gabriel’s ‘Solsbury Hill’ http://hypem.com/track/798511/Kyte+-+Solsbury+Hill+Peter+Gabriel+Cover+ which is quite lovely. we tried to get them to do a session for tapes but they proved impossible to get hold of.
Tapes is taking shape nicely, it has got:
a website – www.tapes-online.co.uk
a blog – http://tapesblog.wordpress.com
a myspace – www.myspace.com/tapesonline
As you can see it’s an electronic, intangible, web-based colossus (or something).
Next week I’m going to Polruan which is a tiny village in Cornwall. It should be suitably brilliant, hope the snow hasn’t got in all its lane parts.
The idea that has been bouncing around in my head for a while has got a little shape to it now, with the help of Cameron (twoducksdisco.co.uk) and his beard.
more details will follow (hopefully).