Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the In Deep Music Archive – Phase 2 GoFundMe campaign so far. I hope you will all be coming over for a special private viewing when we are set up and ready to go. In the meantime, we’ll be working on renovations and collecting records whilst travelling and working on all kinds of projects. A thank you to Thomas Matthews who has sent me Ian McCulloch’s RSD album Slideling (2003) as well as the Faith and Healing EP (1989) and the September Song EP (1984). Plus a Jack White 7-inch, Lazaretto, from 2014. In return, I’ll be autographing the RSD Noctorum album Offer The Light which he sent me with a silver pen. If anybody wants to send me something to be autographed please do. Also here in Texas, we have a few In Deep Music Archive T-shirts, let us know if you would like to have one.
Today was cello day in the studio and Tess who we have worked with before on sessioneer NJ Brian’s Valley of Salt project came to weave her magic. She played on two songs, blending with Olivia’s violin lines and adding great parts to the songs. We will be seeing her again in early June. I love working with strings and string players when they have all the discipline that it takes to play instruments like this, and yet all the freedom to step out of the rules and into ideas.
It’s hot here, an awful humid heat that is interrupted by thunderstorms and rain, an hour later everything is dry again and you’d never know that any water had fallen from the sky. So far I haven’t seen the evil army of mosquitos but I imagine they are on their way. Yesterday there was a raccoon in the garden, it froze when it saw us and was completely still until it figured that we weren’t a threat, just nature tourists, it turned its back to us and casually shuttled off into the hedge. Then there were the fireflies, nature’s wonders.
Music today has been CAN’s Flow Motion (1976), their seventh album. It was odd in that it was an album by an experimental German group that had a hit single. I Want More found itself at No. 26 in the UK chart, quite a feat, but then it’s a rather catchy ditty. Lyrically, greed didn’t seem to bother the pop audience, I’m quite sure the album sales didn’t reflect the single’s success, or if they did, there would certainly have been some raised eyebrows outside the disco.