Tor Press visit the Exotic Pylon show on Resonance FM

On the 7th December me and Jake went down to Resonance FM again to hang out with Jonny and Paul on their great radio show. Here’s the evidence .. we had a rather nice time playing stuff from Jake’s fine label Tor Press and a bonus track by the amazing These Feathers Have Plumes.

Hope anyone reading this has a nice few days off work over December. I’ll be going up to me mum’s  in The Potteries for a few days, looking forward to eating some oatcakes.

Christmas gig at Power Lunches

My mate Chrissy has organised a gig at Power Lunches on the 18th December. It’s a show where all the proceeds go to St Mungo’s who are a front facing charity supporting the homeless. I regularly work with their hostel in Clapham so I am more than happy to play this gig and raise some funds for them.

Buy tickets here

I’m going to play a bunch of Christmas song covers so should be fun… I’ve been told not to reveal which songs I’m going to play but here’s a few examples of my faves for you to get an idea.

and “I’m David Bowie from down the road”

P.S. It’s my sister Viki’s birthday : HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLING SISTER! A little LOTR treat for you.

A night out at Resonance FM

There’s a recording online of the Exotic Pylon  radio show dear Jonny Mugwump invited me to hang out at. Fun fact: turns out we both briefly worked at the same, vile, shopping centre in Salford so there you go, small world.

It went so smoothly and I mostly make sense although towards the end I start to not answer my own questions too well leading me to conclude that one should always consider the potential consequences before pouring that second glass of wine.

Stream it here.

There’s an archive of all of Jonny’s shows here.

Kelly Through the Pizza Box

I have the weirdest and most vivid dreams. In this one, I had a magical pizza box which could transport objects or people around at my will. Even in my wildest dreams, I am happy with the company of close friends and I wished for Kelly to appear to me via the box. Turned out, she was a bit busy and couldn’t make a personal appearance however she did scrawl a note inside on the cardboard.

Radio Voice

Next Friday 26th October, 2012 I’m going to be on my pal Jonny Mugwump’s radio show on Resonance FM playing a couple of tracks off my new tape ‘Labyrinth’ and a track or two of other personal faves. I might include an Incredible String Band track for my dad to celebrate his birthday which is on the same day – Happy Birthday Papa C!

double denim, father and daughter style

The show starts at 9PM (BST – just!) so try and tune in if you’re near your wireless. I suspect Jonny keeps an online account of what happens somewhere so I’ll pop that up here afterwards if I sound alright.

I’ve got to be up early the next day because I’m travelling to Brussels for a few days. I have to mention how cheap Megabus tickets are to get there now… £4.20 return for TWO PEOPLE and it’s a more environmentally sound way of travelling than flying, what more could you want.

Oh rate, well all the best! xSof

Cooper-Jones Never Dirty CD on Bandcamp

This is a pretty old release now that I had out on Blackest Rainbow in 2007 with the incredible Kelly Jones (Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides) as ‘Cooper-Jones’. We decided to put it on Band-camp as there were only 100 copies originally.

It’s not the original cover by the way. The photo was taken in a friend’s living room in Glasgow.

New release finished

I’m really pleased to announce that I’ve just finishing mixing and mastering a 32minute release consisting of 9 new tracks. Spent all of yesterday doing this with help from Andie Brown (These Feathers Have Plumes) who is an expert in using Ableton Live which is good for me. It was really interesting to learn a bit about using that programme as I’ve been working in Garage Band before now. She also lent me this cool Boss delay/reverb pedal to record a song about my sister on so that was a laugh. Annnnnyway…

So more details about the hows and whens of this release some other time. I know who is going to release it but will save that bit of info for later.

All the beast! X Sof