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These Are My Twisted Words

So here's a new song, called 'These Are My Twisted Words'.

We've been recording for a while, and this was one of the first we finished.
We're pretty proud of it.

There's other stuff in various states of completion, but this is one we've been practising, and which we'll probably play at this summer's concerts. Hope you like it.

Download the audio here or torrent here.
Jonny
17 August

Harry Patch (In Memory Of)

"i am the only one that got through
the others died where ever they fell
it was an ambush
they came up from all sides
give your leaders each a gun and then let them fight it out themselves
i've seen devils coming up from the ground
i've seen hell upon this earth
the next will be chemical but they will never learn"


Recently the last remaining UK veteran of the 1st world war Harry Patch died at the age of 111.
I had heard a very emotional interview with him a few years ago on the Today program on Radio4.
The way he talked about war had a profound effect on me.
It became the inspiration for a song that we happened to record a few weeks before his death.
It was done live in an abbey. The strings were arranged by Jonny.
I very much hope the song does justice to his memory as the last survivor.

It would be very easy for our generation to forget the true horror of war, without the likes of Harry to remind us.
I hope we do not forget.

As Harry himself said
"Irrespective of the uniforms we wore, we were all victims".

This morning the Today program played the song for the first time and now it is available to download from our website.


The proceeds of this song will go to the British Legion.

To peace and understanding.
Thom
05 August

Thom and Jonny in the Abbey

 

Merce Cunningham 1919 - 2009

We are very sad to hear about Merce Cunningham's death yesterday, aged ninety.
Merce invited us to take part in his Split Sides project, in October 2003. It was a collaboration of music and dance, but one where each of the elements - set, costume,
choreography and music - were randomly combined, to create a performance around chance. He was very kind and hospitable, and invited us around to his apartment the night before the show. He showed us his computer program which generated random sequences of gesture and movement for wire-framed mannequins, like Kraftwerk's Robots. He also showed us, the next night, that discipline and focus can create the space for an unexpected moment, when something new can suddenly exist: such a contrast to the scripted world of rock.

 
28 July

Thom and Jonny and Drew in Ondes

All for the best

Hi

there is a compilation coming out for Mark Mulcahy, he of the wonderful Miracle Legion fame and so on..
you can read all about it here>>>>
here pleaxse
i have done a version of All For The Best with my brother Andy doing vocals with me!
you can listen to it at the above link.
Thom
16 July

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH PRINTS WRONG HEADLINE

Contrary to a Sunday Telegraph headline this weekend, we are not setting up a record label. The credit for this venture goes to one of our managers, Brian Message and his company ATC.

Philip
06 July

Office Chart (for Virgilio Anderson, instead of rain...)

This week I'm into first goes....and:

Bartok Violin Concerto No,1
Brahms 1st Symphony
Penderecki 1st Symphony
John Cage First Inerlude for Prepared Piano
Shostakovitch Piano Trio No. 1 in C Minor
Bartok First String Quartet
Debussy First (and last) string quartet (G Minor)
Ravel (ditto) in F

..are all ace



Jonny
24 June

Nigel in the Studio

Jonny in Check

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