Very happy to announce that a release date has been set for Arnold Turboust, the self-titled masterwork from my old friend, who I find to be one of the most original composers ever to hail from Normandy, or anywhere in the world for that matter. Watch this space for more news.
Meanwhile, this blog will soon return to the riot-torn Los Angeles of 1992, to pick up the picaresque tale. À bientôt.
The Therapy album may seem to go out on a dark note, but it’s a defiant one.
The Lines in our happy place, expertly captured.
We had a somewhat gonzo side to us that would surface from time to time, after copious refreshment, and this song is an example. Listen to Mr Cash’s performance here, just fierce!
Another Alaska track that ultimately surfaced on the Memory Span compilation in 2008.
This song was originally way slower, it was Spotlight Kid slow. I think it was the first song built around a Jo Forty bass riff. This version is just too fast and peremptory for my liking though.
Some readers may recall the percussion installation I put together for the William Orbit presentation at the LEAF festival in London a couple of years ago. Last year I used some elements of that installation to put together a seasonal song medley, so I thought I’d post it here as a way of wishing all of my readers the very happiest of holidays and the very best of new years.
I’m back, mission accomplished: Arnold Turboust’s new album is in the can, and I can honestly say it’s one of the best things I’ve ever worked on.
I flew out of Charles De Gaulle airport on November 12th, happy and satisfied. As we all know, 24 hours later a horrible atrocity was committed in Paris.
This one hits home particularly hard, partly because of my personal love for France and my friends there, and not least because many who lost their lives were enjoying a performance by a band of Southern California local heroes.
I have quite a few readers in France; if any of your family or friends were caught up in this tragedy, please accept my deepest condolences.
I’m posting this song again as a tribute to all those affected by this terrible event.