Tomorrow I’m going to do a to-do list. It’s one of the things on my to to-do list.
So here’s what’s happening. I’m continuing with Continental and have finished two more tracks, Conquering the Romantic and The Day Star.. I’ll work a couple more days on this for the moment and then need to switch my priorities to preparing a few new things for some live shows which will be confirmed, hopefully, in the next day or two. What has been already confirmed is that I’ve been kindly invited to play Lumiere at the NFT (national film theatre) in London on December 2nd. For this show, as it really seems an appropriate place to be able to perform, I’ve decided to do a new cut of the film, and add about 15 minutes of unseen footage, thus giving me a few new scenes to try out a few of my newer pieces of music, namely something from Mysterious Skin and some things from 19 Crescent, along with, of course, some of the original Lumiere music and a couple of pieces from Imperial. And, I’d be a liar if I said I wasn’t going to play some Continental stuff..
That said, I’ll be moving into film editing and compositing mode for the next week or so, which is always a nice change of discipline after such a busy studio schedule…
Hopefully I’ll be in the US in a few weeks time, in the bay area, so if anyone has any plans for me to entertain them, just post you ideas.. I’m telling you now though, the two young miss guthries, need food and clothing, so while it may seem amusing to make a comment inviting me to play in your living room for free…don’t… (unless you are jack, who has earned the right, by living the plan just like Ruth Fisher.)
So… What else? Well I’m on the jury for the 49th Times/bfi London Film Festival – Sutherland Trophy which is a great honour for a marginal artist, creating marginal music, for a marginal public. Perhaps, we’re talking marginal movies, I don’t know. What Ever.. The point is, I get to watch 12 movies…and it’s called work..
I tell you, apart from the pay, which sucks, the lack of security, the mind-numbingly long hours, the tedium of waiting around for a soundman called Rick in Philadelphia to turn up, the annoyance of trying to release a disk that doesn’t have some glaring typo on the artwork, The frustration of having ex-cocteau twins stamped on every bloody concert poster, the loneliness of being a solo artist on stage, the responsibility of listening to peoples demos even though there’s not really a damn thing I can do to help them, the spending more hours in the office than in the studio………I still have the best job in the world….
BTW if the producers of any of the films at the festival would like to contact me about bribes, I’m all ears.
by the way, I changed my piece of shit 3com router for a netgear one…now, and I shit you not, my netgear network media player doesn’t work…..Some other mediocre piece of shit for me to deal with at some point.. No music in the house ’til then….
Midnight twenty five here.. bed..