This That And The Other

Another guitar synth doodle from time spent getting a setup on the computer I can use quickly. Again as played (along to a port ambience) with sound changes by expression and sustain pedals only routed to the background sound not the mellotron flute.

Man Of Arun Noise

On This Day A Rare Amicable Twitter Brexit Exchange

In reply to someone saying that if our ancestors could survive the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction we should be able to survive Brexit I point out that suggests three quarters of us will die to which comes the retort, “Only in the short term”. Witty but not comforting.

Man Of Arun Noise Release Hobby Horse

And On The Dynamic Random Play List

Some might say serendipitous but that’s quite difficult to pronounce so I’m going with coincidence.

A randomly generated playlist with Judy Garland’s version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow followed by Since You’ve Been Gone by the rock band Rainbow.


And The True Value Of the Oscars Is…

Archie Leach never won one.

The Academy in their wisdom have decided to give the Cinematography, Editing and Make Up & Hairdressing awards during the commercial breaks of this year’s event. Obviously anyone with a phone & a computer could do the first two of those these days so giving an award at all is questionable. But perhaps those attending the ceremony could do so with no make-up & unkempt hair so we can judge whether such a slight is warranted for that category.

And here’s an entirely irrelevant song which happens to be called Oscar.


And Then This Happened

Well there I was having a relaxing few moments guitar synthing and all of a sudden:

As played, just squashed it a bit. The changes in sound are due to a combination of expression pedal moving between parameter values and occasional use of the sustain pedal.

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Solved By Poll

I’m In The Mood For?

  1. Dancing
  2. Romancing
  3. Diagnosis Murder
Solved By Poll

Man Of Arun - Ne me quitte pas

A Hobby-horse.

As I traverse the highways and byways of Bandcamp searching for the source of the sounds that abound around the internet I am apt to stumble upon the ruins of pages abandoned by artists seduced by the promises of gold in them there hills of streaming services and mainstream download platforms.

All that typically remains is a three year old EP and a link, oft broken, to the website of their betrayal. As you likely conjecture, sod you then” is the only appropriate reaction and a sale remains unconsummated.

But worse is when you realised the singer or group you’ve long supported has decamped the coop.

But worse is when you realised the singer or group you’ve long supported has decamped the coop and is now to be found on a region restricted outlet.

So I knocked out a song about it.

Not that I’m bitter.

The front cover of the Man Of Arun EP with the name vertical on the right hand edge and a picture of a fairly modern yet dilapidated pub on the right taking up most of the areaMy Bands Were Often Camped In Pubs

The back cover of the Man Of Arun EP listing the tune titles: Bandcamp (Comeback), The Streaming Suite, Bandcamp (Slight Return), and other credits

Man Of Arun Noise Release Hobby Horse

Throw Back Thursday

Hashed & Tagged & Tweeted

The ball of a neighbour’s child that has landed in our garden.

The ill directed javelin that’s skewered the mid-race leader of the ladies 5000m semi-finals.

The young fish caught in error whilst angling.

The bottle of piss aimed at the bass player of a band who have sold out’ by someone in the rock festival crowd.

A sweet given out during the panto song sheet aimed right between the eyes of the soap star playing Buttons.

From back in the day.

Because It Was There Twitter

Arcana (1927)

Edgar Varèse has never been hugely popular other than with every soundtrack composer ever.


Dispatches From The Front Line Of Rock & Roll

My novelty Christmas release has become a novelty New Year release due to essential floor maintenance.

A Hall floor part where through coating with a maintainer sealant with with the part already done shiny and reflecting the lights and roof

Things learnt anew or reaffirmed whilst recording it.

  • I have a good voice for instrumentals.
  • Lovely sustained keyboard chords really show up that you can’t hold a note. (Synth out, arpeggiated 12 string guitar in).
  • I should write more serious songs as silly ones are far harder.
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