Hmm, been quiet here again, hasn’t it? Well, I’ve been busy, y’know… and once I’d fallen behind the rest of the #egansquad crew, I decided to read it when I had the time to focus on it properly. That moment seems not to have arrived just yet. Selah.
Anyway, it’s not just been the social whirlwind of easing back into the scene of the city by the sea… though that’s been a lot of it, to be fair (and well needed it was, too). But since getting back I’ve been doing my best to crank up my writing output (a mixed success, in that it has increased, but not as much as I’d have liked), sold two news pieces to New Scientist and one to Wired, applied for that Masters course I mentioned before, had a first and fairly successful jam with what I hope will turn out to be a new band to play guitar in, and written and mumbled some words for another musical project.
That latter project is named Protein Window, and most of the noises come courtesy the one and only Rusty Sheriff (drummer in my old band Aeroplane Attack), who’s been experimenting with weirdly-tuned guitar drones and sampled loops. We’re both fans of a rather super band called Enablers, so I suggested I could knock out some spoken word material to go with his soundscapes. Here’s the results of the first attempt; coz it’s not my BandCamp page, I can’t embed the player, so just trust me and click on through, then come back. It’s OK, I’ll wait.
Ah, there you are. What do you mean, “not very cheerful”? This is art, I tell you! Art has no mandate for cheerfulness!
More Protein Window new as it arrives. Come Monday, I’m off to Sheffield for a meeting about a job I’ll hopefully be starting around September time, so wish me luck. Have a good weekend!