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by frank
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: London History
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: London History

You could do a lot worse than starting with Ackroyd's Biography of London.
by frank
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: The Elvis T-Shirt
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: The Elvis T-Shirt

Big fan; I have a big Elvis tattoo on my right forearm. Love Sun era, 68 Comeback special, and the later period Muscle Shoals stuff is great too. Got into his stuff through the Peter Guralnick biogs. Haven't been to Graceland yet (went to the parking lot once on tour, we couldn't afford to park, let...
by frank
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: 3/4 Time Signature
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: 3/4 Time Signature

In all honesty I've never been 100% clear on the difference myself. Better Half is kind of a waltz.
by frank
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Women in Music

Hello. Thanks! I know of Haim, I know people who work for them, but can't say I'm familiar with the music. I'm a huge fan of Nina Simone, Regina Spektor, Tori Amos, Kate Bush etc. Also loved all the L7 / Bikini Kill / Riot Grrl stuff.
by frank
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Songbook Versions
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: Songbook Versions

Thanks. the new melody lines are mostly just improvised in the studio really. Song podcasts are pretty cool; haven't been asked to do any as yet.
by frank
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Electronica influences?
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: Electronica influences?

I've listened to a fair chunk of electro stuff in the past. Had a real taste for Warp / City Centre Offices / glitchy type stuff when I was younger, a lot of Russian stuff, EU and the like, some of the more folktronic stuff too, Fourtet and so on. For the new record, while I guess some of that is in...
by frank
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Songs in Adverts
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Songs in Adverts

Hi there. I haven't been directly asked, so this answer is purely hypothetical. Billy Bragg has a pretty good line on this - back in the 70s-90s, bands made quite enough money from record sales, so doing an advert was (rightly) seen as spurious, greedy. These days it's a struggle for most bands to e...
by frank
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Brian May Book
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Brian May Book

Nope, not as yet.
by frank
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Canadian Pre Order for Songbook
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Canadian Pre Order for Songbook

Coming imminently, if it's not out there already.
by frank
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Show 2000 DVD - additional question
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Show 2000 DVD - additional question

Yes there will be a standalone DVD at some point down the line.
by frank
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Show 2000 DVD - additional question
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Show 2000 DVD

Yup, announce coming soon.
by frank
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: drive like jehu
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: drive like jehu

Love em. Didn't know they follow me, that's ace.
by frank
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Any Plans For Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Any Plans For Canada

Hi there. We'll be back when the new record is ready, early next year all being well.
by frank
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Tickets without Ticketmaster
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Tickets without Ticketmaster

Hi Rob. Alas Ticketmaster is, for the promoters that use it, a necessary evil. Pearl Jam spent a decade fighting them and lost. Some promoters don't use them, which is great, but from where I'm standing I have to go with their (promoters) best judgement on the situation, I can't work out ticketing f...
by frank
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: City Winery
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: City Winery

Apologies for this. The venue mega-fucked up. Alas trying to sort a replacement to keep everyone happy was a nightmare, and the label want me to finish the record quicksharp, so I'm back to the studio. We'll make it up to Boston.