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July 22, 2005

What am I up to??

This blog is supposed to be about music and stuff but it hasn't featured much of that lately. So, what is going on?

Well, several things, really. I'm planning to re-record "State against State", which was ignored by everyone except Bill Riner at the ABC (who couldn't use it), with the guys from the Australian Creative Resources Online. That could be fun - and the UQ Business School said they might try to get it some attention next year.

I've just done a photo shoot for Lizard Drinkin', my pop covers band. This is in a bid to get some easy bucks out of the technology I've invested in. Not expected to be going on for long, but it would be nice to have it cover costs. Lizard Drinkin' is a covers duo I do with Paul Taylor, a many-splendid guitarist.

There's Bun Ber E's third album. Last night night I found this review, which is pretty much right on the mark. I think what we're doing on this third album, however, will be more interesting and varied. Doing traditional stuff the traditional way bores me, frankly, but there's an audience for it. The next effort will be very different.

Finally, there's the Genre Benders, which is coming along painfully slowly. I have put together a 45-min live set and am in the process of recording all the backing tracks for it. I hope to get this up and running before the end of the year. The initial set includes two covers: Sammy Hagar's "There's only one way to Rock" which opens the show with reggae, country and metal choruses; and Jon Bon Jovi's "U.G.L.Y.", which is a song I dedicate to my best buddy, Gumby.

Apart from that, the set looks like this: Dancing with the Stones, Cry to Heaven, Long for the day (accoustic - to dispell any detractors about backing tracks), Hey 21, Maniac, Simplicity, Astral Traveller, and finishing with Heart's with you. Obviously, some of these are still works in some sort of progress.

Still, that's the way I want to head - to get the Genre Benders up and running and see what might come of it. Experiments in music, that's the life for me.

Posted by Huge at July 22, 2005 9:49 AM

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