Friday, December 13, 2013

"Pixies Listening To The Cure Blew My Mind"

From XFM: "It's been a big year for Chvrches, they finally released their debut album The Bones Of What You Believe, they toured the world, they performed on the Letterman show in the US and they were on the bill for XFM WInter Wonderland 2013.

But talking to Jo Good backstage at O2 Academy Brixton, ahead of their set at our afore mentioned Christmas party, Iain from the band admitted that there was one thing in 2013 that blew everything else out of the water.

"Our dressing room was across from the Pixies," he explained. "I was walking into the dressing room and their door was open and they were listening to Lullaby by The Cure. The Pixies were in there listening to Lullaby by The Cure!

"I had a wee bit of a freak out. A fantasy, reality cross over thing. I think that was the highlight of my year. Weird." (Thanks Aaron)

Roger updates

From Roger on Facebook:

Nov. 22nd - "I have a little news about Love and Other Tragedies but Im excited so Im going to share. I will be recording the cello parts for Orpheus and Eurydice with Francesca in London on the 15th and for Tristan and Isolde with Jo on the 20th! I hope to master and cut the vinyl in January and am planning a release concert for March. It will be double vinyl and download only and I am going to press only 250 copies... Art work will be by my good friend Anna and based on a painting by Pamela... I am very happy that this will be finally finished..."

Nov. 24th - "So I am talking to my friends at Google+ about setting up a Google Hang out for both of the recording sessions so we can stream some live audio and video and you can ask questions and generally see whats going on and what its like to be in the studio. This will be on the 15th and 20th of December. If you don't have a Google+ account and want to participate probably a good idea to sign up now. I have Google Glass and will be using that during the day... Should be fun!"

Nov. 24th - "Google Glass eye view... " Video. This is beautiful! Perfect for this cold November morning. More please. 

Nov. 26th - "If you liked the little piece of piano video I posted you might like this album I released about 3 years ago. I just found a box of CDs so if you want one I will sign it... "

"I am going to be spending January and February in LA on a couple of film projects next year." 

Dec. 13th - "This Sunday I am going to be in the studio with Francesca Ter-berg recording her cello parts on the Orpheus and Eurydice story from Love and Other Tragedies. As I mentioned before we were trying to work with Google+ on setting up a Video Hang out room to broadcast live video from the session.

We have come across a few issues, which is usual for such new technology and this isn't going to be possible so I will record the video and then edit it for YouTube later. It would have been nice to give an insight into a day in the studio but maybe next time!"