Its something I’ve always wanted to do. But something I’ve never done.
And as a dentist’s assistant gently hoovered my mouth and mumbled something non sensical about quitting smoking this afternoon i realised, under local anaestetic… that I’m about to do it.
Im releasing a Valentines record:
Buy Here: http://shop.danmichaelsonandthecoastguards.co.uk/buy/if-others-call-it-love/
I’ve called it If Others Call It Love… and it is a collection of what one might call love songs, depending on your mood.
I found myself alone in a studio a few weeks ago, i ordered a pizza, i drank a little wine and began a record. I let the pizza chef pick my toppings.. I said “Hey, Surprise me..”. Thats romance.
Here’s a quick line about each song:
NO RIGHT WAY TO MOVE
at last a song that deals with the way some removal firms manhandle your precious goods.
YOU LEAVE ME IN RUINS
musings on the tragic demise of Bob Wells, a tree surgeon from Leicester
Inspired by a cyclic 48 hour Steve Reich triangle performance
This is Leonard Cohen’s song that we covered recently for Mojo magazine. He apparently said of our efforts “Did you change the Key?”
IF OTHERS CALL IT LOVE..
a short examination of the writing style of the now fully recovered Barry Manilow
None of those explanations are in any way true. Except for the bit about Leonard Cohen.
I’ve also been appearing in some magazines.. Mojo gave me a whole page in the current issue. I pushed for a fold out centre spread but they said it wasn”t that kind of magazine.
Jocks&Nerds is a publication that is committed to bringing you both sides of the story. At a push, I’d say I was selected as a nerd. That said, the quality of the paper this is printed on is excellent.. weighing in at a hefty 190gsm with a matt finish that really lets the photos zing.
I think thats enough from me.