Old Songs

I’ve decided to delete my older songs from thesixtyone. I’m really rather fond of them as tunes, but as recordings they kind of suck. Well, there’s no ‘kind of’ about it, let’s face it.

I hope nobody is too offended by my heart-stealing antics (they shouldn’t be, almost nobody has hearted any of them in the last 6 months) and if anyone misses them terribly they can find them at last.fm.

Cheers,

Dave.

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New album out soon!

New album out soon!

Well… fairly soon. Visit my new blog for details.

My Faithful Twin ‘hits the homepage’

My faithful Twin ‘hit the homepage’ on the sixtyone in the wee small hours of this morning. It’s currently riding high on page 4 of ‘hot right now’, which, I suppose, makes it ‘warm right now’, which, I suppose, is something.

New tune to be released on the 19th of October

Well, I’ve finished recording the slow tempo affair that I mentioned previously, and my God, is it slow…

I will be releasing it on the 19th of October, which gives me just over a week to think of a title that isn’t terrible, so wish me luck…

Plans

Currently working on a new instrumental, a low tempo chilled out affair which I actually wrote the bones of whilst on holiday in Scotchland back in March. I’ve started recording it three times and I’m still not happy with it…

Also contemplating recording a new (very) straight 12 bar blues job. Because I can, largely.

I intend to upload a song to thesixtyone every 3 weeks (I like to do things a little differently) from now on so if neither of these tunes work out I’ll have to inflict an old cover on you, so wish me luck…

New tune: My Faithful Twin

A new tune has appeared on thesixtyone, thanks to the miracle of modern technology, and with more than a little assistance from me.

The name ‘My Faithful Twin’ is a reference to… well, if anyone can figure out what it’s a reference to I’ll buy them a drink, if I ever see them, assuming I recognise you, and have the funds on me, and haven’t forgotten all about it. Truth is, I couldn’t bring myself to give it a ‘reggae title’, whatever that would be. It doesn’t seem appropriate for a Manchester born Caucasian such as myself…

I’d like to point out, so we’re under no illusions, that the first half of the solo is, possibly, not what it seems. The ‘Allan Holdsworth’ effect is really an illusion. I don’t want to spoil the magic for those who haven’t already guessed how it’s done, but suffice to say it’s more of a novel production technique, rather than lightning fretwork. That said, the second half opens with a, quite frankly, insane triplet demisemiquaver run that was all me… 😉