Friday, March 27, 2009

George in India - New Single

George in India have finally managed to release their first single, produced by production wizard Jim Soundman. You can check the new single on their blog.

George in India is not a real band (at least I don't think they are) but the brain child of Tommie Kelly, writter of the web comic Road Crew, which tells the story of Jim, the sound guys, who is working as a roadie for a Rock Group and has recently taking on the job of producing the bad that was opening for the band he used to work for.

The comic is wellworth checking out. It can be found at

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Catching up with my podcasts - BBC Introducing

Over the last few weeks I hadn't been able to listen to the Huw Stephens BBC Introducing Podcasts.

The introducing podcast is one of my favaourites, as they showcase new and upcoming unsigned bands. Last year they played bands like Fight Like Apes, Pete and the Pirates ans Los Campesinos, well before they released their albums.

I particularly liked the episode from feb 19th which showcased Peggy Sue and Marina & The Diamonds. And the episode from Feb 26th with a track from the band from Northern Ireland And So I Watch You From Afar.

Check Huw's Blog for more details

You can find the podcasts on iTunes

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Suzanne Vega talks about melody

Another instalment of the Measure for Measure blog. This time Suzanne Vega talks about melody in her own unique way. As always, it is a beautiful piece.

This time accompany it by listening to Cracking on

Interestingly one of my favourite melodies is Gipsy by her. Beautiful song! There are a number of versions on YouTube. I had never seen this one, it is over 20 years old from a German TV show and starts with Tom's Diner. Despite the obvious effects of the VCR on the video, Suzanne's voice is as clear as always!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Making a Piñata of your mother in law!

What a great idea... although I would prefer to use a picture of my mother in law rather than my mother.