Apologies to anyone following this blog for the absence of info… social media not really my thing but can see it matters and appreciate your interest so here goes… first, recent photo (above) wearing my September glasses…
So… in recent moths I’ve been doing some interesting gigs including one up in Liverpool with Mike Badger from the La’s, some performances at the Society Club in Soho and a Blake Festival where I performed several of my settings of William Blake poems. That’s all recorded and will come out as an album soon…
Tomorrow night a bitter-sweet event to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Joe Strummer’s last gig, at the Maxilla Social Club and back in the old stomping ground near the Elgin where Joe and I shared a squat all those years ago… It’s in the shadow of Grenfell and organized, fittingly, by the London Fire Brigades Union, who also organized the Acton Town Hall gig in 2002.
Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill… many friends and memories… Richard Dudanski & Esperanza Romero (check out Richard’s book, Squat City Rocks, about those times); I remember the Slits back then too and the late, great Heathcote Williams with his Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Squatting agency. The first time I met him, he put me in a headlock on the pavement… I was very indignant but then he told me that he really like my music… ‘ah’ picking myself up and brushing myself down…’well… er, thanks?’
Will try to do better with keeping you up to date… honest
The stage is set for Youth’s first Puretone Resonance Festival in the beautiful hills and olive groves surrounding his recording studios above Albunuelas, Andalucia, southern Spain.
Tomorrow, Sunday, sees a great line-up including Tymon Dogg & The Dacoits who will play around 7pm.
Youth’s Puretone Resonance Festival got off to a fine start last night with a welcoming party for about 200 people. Jah Wobble flew in to play an impro set with old PiL fellow band mate Richard Dudanski (drums) anad Dudanski’s son, Giggi (percussion).
The Festival begins in earnest today and Tymon & the Dacoits will be joining Youth and a host of invited musicians who will together form the Pure Tone Orchestra…
On stage at 7pm… ish!
Here’s a pic of the last time the Puretone Orchestra got together in Westbourne Grove a few months back… Tymon on violin in the thick of it!!
As Youth’s Puretone Resonance Festival launched in the hills above Albunuelas, Tymon and Antonio played a short set to an enthusiastic crowd beneath the Alhambra Palace. Tonight (17) and tomorrow (18) they will be playing at the Puretone Festival with their band, Tymon Dogg & The Dacoits (Sunday) and as part of the Puretone Orchestra tonight.
Here’s a link to a little film from last night in Granada https://twitter.com/jamuozcastro/status/776821356688207873
Louis Aragon’s seminal surrealist text describing the inner adventures, hallucinations and dangerous pursuits of a group of young Parisian writers and artists extracting surrealism from the ashes of DaDa in the early 1920s.
Alex Walker will perform extracts from the text in psychedelic soundscapes from Tymon Dogg and Alex Thomas. An experience that will sweep you away on your own dream waves…
Thomas Baigneres is a phenomenal young poet, rock musician and chanteur visiting us from Paris. Don’t miss this chance to hear his strikingly original songs, velvet peppered with mescalin salt.
Pay what you can!