Saturday 28 August 2010

Brendon Chase Theme Tune - Paul Lewis

Do any of you remember the early 1980s television adaptation of the classic children's novel 'Brendon Chase' ? It was on British Force's TV when I was growing up in Germany, most of the kids in my class were obsessed with this show, a few of us even created a game in honour of it re-enacting the thrilling fugitive life of the boys during our rather dull lunch hour - alas I have never met any one in my adult life who has actually seen it ! Recently, I looked up the show again, just to ensure that it really did exist and re-discovered Paul Lewis' wonderful theme tune: after thirty years it still fills me with excitement & a strong desire to run off & live under a tree in the forest ! I hope you enjoy, lots of love tt

Thursday 19 August 2010

Video Journal # 6 (HD)

Abbey Lincoln

I was saddened to hear the jazz singer Abbey Lincoln has passed away. Recently, before I began recording the new album I was emailing with my producer, Paul Bryan, about favourite music and he sent me this recommendation : 'Jazz of the day : Here's some awesome and soulful 5/4 for you. Blues and elegance to boot... Abbey lays it down and the boys fall in line. ' Of course, I lost a couple of days trying to count in 5/4 but what a wonderful way to introduce such a powerful artist !

Tuesday 10 August 2010

Ryan Freeland's wake up song

This week the wake up song is chosen by Ryan Freeland who is the wonderful engineer [link] on my new record. It is the song 'Be nice to Me' by Todd Rundgren which is a completely new to me so I'll be discovering it at the same time as you ! lots of love tt.