The Adventure Begins..
January 25, 2009
On Friday night I went to see French singer Camille play at the City Recital Hall.. she was pretty amazing. Two beat boxers (i think that’s what you call them!), two body percussionists, a piano player and two singers were the “band”, and it sounded great. Camille had seemingly inexhaustible energy. She was like a dancer at certain points, performance artist at others. She sang wholeheartedly and did some body percussion and beat boxing (?) as well. She also had a great sense of humour, although I couldn’t quite follow her all the way with ‘The Money Note”.. but, apart from that, it was good stuff. It was an inventive and inspiring thing to see before you head off on a plane to go and make a new album.
So, on Saturday night that’s just what I did. I write this from London airport before I make my connection to Stockholm to start work on my album: 9am Monday morning! So, the plane food has been OK so far and I’ve seen a couple of movies.. ‘brideshead revisited’ (7.5/10), ‘how to lose friends and alienate people’ (5/10), ‘man on wire’ (7.5/10) and ‘miss pettigrew lives for a day” (6/10)… and i even got some sleep! Even though that’s all fascinating stuff, I’ll be sure to let you know when something musical happens..
Here’s a photo of me at the airport. You’ll notice I have a record #3 haircut.. I think I look a bit like I’m 5 and it’s my first day of school. (My Dad did send me off after all). Well, that was the look I was going for.