Making records is addictive, and not nearly as bad for you as, say, cocaine, attempting Deadpool stunts, that kind of thing. This one I’ve just completed (called “Flux”) is half a dozen tracks that mostly never made it to vinyl, so I helped them there, with some artwork and a helpful guy from Poland (shout out to Greg).
Here’s the sister (or brother) record to Iridescent – “Evanescent”. This record contains the other tracks I love, that haven’t made it to vinyl over all these years. Being lathed as you read this! Well, not if you read it in 2020, it will have been done by then. This particular lathing is limited to a massive two (2) copies. Then, it’s on to the Cabaret Voltaire one, the Mary Chain one, the Certain Ratio one…
A magnificent and talented group I like (the Durutti Column) stopped producing material on vinyl in 1994, leaving it from there on to the confines of 5-inch CDs. Since I enjoy my vinyl, I decided to design a cover and labels, and make a record of my favourite not-yet-vinylised-tracks (I own the CDs of the material, and this is a one-off for private use). I also had to learn some of the artistry around mastering for vinyl. Fun!
This is record 1 of a two record set – the first one is “Iridescent”, the second one to come is “Evanescent”. Nice with a G&T on an autumn afternoon.
I think they should make a movie on how tough it’s been on the Australian cricketers at the moment, how they’re holding up etc. Maybe starring Russell Crowe, and perhaps call it “True Grit”.
The “Magnetic Fields” cartoon on this blog looks very familiar 😉 Bonus, the authors had the good manners to request permission to use it before doing so. Credit!
So, 2016 didn’t turn out that flash. Separation, earthquakes, Brexit, Trump, and movie and music stars falling like, er, falling stars. 2017 promises to be better, right? And what better way to start it, than with brew #31, a hoppy, summery APA that says “Re-boot”. Actually, it doesn’t say that, because beer that talked would be ridiculous, although interesting. Cheers to 2017. How about some good news, aye Don?
Here’s the final fish in the set of 100 – the New Dawn fish (Dawnus novae (var. Re-boot)). What’s happened has happened. That was that. It was what it was. Moving on. Drawn a line under it. Time to re-boot, re-start, etc. You get the message 🙂
Anyway, this is the last fish in the set. You can get it on T-shirts and drinkware here. Keep an eye out for a post in the next few days – the whole 100 fish will be available on a big A2, colour, high-quality, very high resolution poster so all fish can be seen in great detail!
The penultimate (that’s such a great word) in the series of 100 fish- #99, the Everything Fish (Pisces omnicombinerata). This fish has nearly everything in it, barring a kitchen sink and Donald Trump. Available on T-shirts and drinkware right here!