One of my Fave videos of My Pet Junkie in action. Yet another unreleased song and in my opinion one of our strongest. When I recently uploaded this we had a copyright claim from a metal group who said we were ripping them off. Anyway we fought it an have won back the right share this with the world. Also it helped that this was filmed before the group had ever released their song. So now Who is ripping off who?????
Anyway I hope you enjoy our Power Prog Trio goodness 🙂
While touring almost constantly through 2017 I begun to piece together sounds that would eventually be recorded for ‘The Realignment Session’.
Here my entire concert was filmed by a member of the audience and I was lucky to have 2 performances of songs here that didn’t end up being used. The 2 songs from that session played here ‘Bugscope’ & ‘The Opinion of Money’ were ones not released in the end. So in a way they get their first and possibly only airing here.
In 2012 I was invited for the first time to participate and I had a frankly amazing time. What really stuck in my mind about the experience was how as the festival unfolded a sense of community began. To spend a long weekend or even a week sharing the space with the same people allows the time to really get to connect. Add to that the fact the tour is 10 days and the festival is spent travelling together.
2 years later and I am back involved and relishing the thought not just of experiencing the journey once again but also to reconnect with some of the wonderful souls 2 years down the track.
A 20 min dance performance set with music and narrative.
A restauraunt beginning an ordinary evening service discovers that every table has been double booked! The solution? Share the tables around between courses without the customers realising… Set to live music, this specially choreographed dance performance sees the staff desperarely distract, deter and detain their eclectic mix of customers.
As with the topsy turvy touring life things shift and heave in directions without control or warning.
Not the best start to the year I thought when I found out my debut show of 2014 in Holland has been cancelled 2 days prior to performance. But this is the nature of the beast.
I will still be venturing to Netherlands to perform a private show and hopefully the Friday night show which was scheduled to take place in Tiel will be be either rescheduled for the Sunday or a new location will be found.
Either way it’s a reminder of the unpredictability of this job.
After an afternoon hanging out in Verona with the folks at Italian Label Starquake Records I made my way with Andrea to Vicenza where we readied for my return show there. Andrea again was mindbogglingly patient and respectful as we wrestled for a while with getting the sound right with the room.
The venue itself has been open since shortly after the 2nd world war and is now run by the grand daughter of the original owners. It maintains that cool vintage mystique and feel. There are Vinyls lying around next to gramaphones. Which can by utilized in a number of ways 😉