I’m in London at the moment, just dropped off some new recordings with XtraMile for the 7″ with Reuben (due in January innit), and now attempting to catch up with the world via the internet. Tonight I hit Guildford, which should be fun, not least as I’m playing with the wonderful Tanaou again.
Just a thought I had whilst perusing the forums… about folk music. One of the things that attracts me to it as a genre is the same thing that attracts me to punk rock – the honesty. It’s all about communication, between members of the same peer group. I like the fact that this implies less of a boundary between performer and audience (as in punk / HC). It’s more about dialogue, about shared experiences and community. Of course there’s a lot of shit, pretentious, aloof folk music out there, but the same can be said of punk in spades and that doesn’t change its central ethos. The music I’m making now is an attempt at an honest portrayal of where I am right now and the things that bother me, in the hope that other people can empathize and maybe get something out of my songs. Wow, that was a pretty high-falutin’ (pretentious) sentence. Anyways, that’s all I wanted to add on the subject. Lesson over.