I may need extra hours in the day at this rate. In fact (and rather appropriately to Filthy Spectacula (see the last post)) I could probably do with sleeping in the day for starters, as paid or not most music work would appear to take place between 7pm and midnight except at weekends, so my best chance for shut-eye is roughly during 9 to 5.
However, that aside my hometown band are active as well as my foreign projects! (you didn’t know Oxford was a country? oh yes, and very nationalist a lot of the locals are too) The String Project have a gig on 14 November at East Oxford Community Centre (this event for the antisocial media addicts – did I call it that out loud? oops … ). These are hopefully developing into a roughly monthly series, hosted by ourselves and the wonderful people, bottled ales and leather sofas at the Centre with a rotating cast of guest musicians. Some new repertoire this time too, including my first foray into arranging for strings and rhythm as a jazz group (you simply have to hear it).
Also making a welcome return are one of the fuller versions of our associated visual arts collective the Local Supercluster. Projections, films and montages for all, and hopefully a return of the real-time gig painting of Merlin Porter, who in my opinion stole the show last time!
So get yourself down there, hear some music, grab a drink, try not to sleep on the sofas / floor cushions while I’m actually playing and maybe even buy yourself a unique original artwork of the night!