Saturday, June 24, 2017

Enjoy The Risk

In December 2010 we had a post on a Swedish book and CD called "Keep Yourself Alive. Den galna jakten på 70-tallets rockjältar" by Petter Karlsson and Sören "Sulo" Karlsson (Lind & Co 2012).

On the CD Sulo plays old hits with several of the artists interviewed. Robert Wyatt instead asked Sulo to write some lyrics to the title "Enjoy the risk", and he would play the piano.

I don´t know if it´s still possible to buy the book or find the music, but "Enjoy the risk" is on YouTube if you would like to listen.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Vic Chesnutt - Robert Wyatt

On a Vic Chesnutt bootleg, recorded live at 40 Watt Club (Athens, GA) on 2008-03-01, there is a track called "Robert Wyatt".

A sad song (but gaining some laughs from the audience) and Wyatt is just mentioned in connection with jumping/falling out of windows.

I didn´t know about this one until I saw it on YouTube.

Not that we support bootlegs, but you will find more info and a track list right over here.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Robert Wyatt portraits

Jayne Cooper is artist in residence at the Zero Degrees Festival 2017 in Louth.

She is showcasing recent portraits of Robert Wyatt. Check one of them right here.

Exhibition open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until 15th July.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Fabiola Simac & Humus "Sea Song"

A version of Robert Wyatt´s "Sea Song" by Fabiola Simac (vocals) and Jorge Beltrán(guitars and percussion).

And that´s all I know!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Nina Persson and Martin Hederos: Free Will and Testament

Nina Persson (The Cardigans) and Martin Hederos (The Soundtrack of Our Lives) do "Free Will and Testament" (Robert Wyatt/Kramer) at Bremen, Copenhagen, May 2017.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hugh Hopper Interview

HUGH HOPPER INTERVIEW from Mark Hewins on Vimeo.

Found this Hugh Hopper interview on Mark Hewins´ Vimeo. It does not say when it was done.

"I asked Hugh about his methodology, concepts and process in regards to tape looping in the early 1960's.

We especially prepared the Music on magnetic tape for this film, which Hugh starts at the beginning; it plays constantly underneath the dialogue.
(Mark Hewins, Processed Synth Guitar - Hugh Hopper, Bass/Fuzz Bass)".

London Bossa

london-bossa-20 from dottv productions on Vimeo.

I recently got a message (thanks Jan) telling me that the "London Bossa" DVD (2014) with Monica Vasconcelos & London Bossa Collective includes a documentary where Robert Wyatt and Monica Vasconcelos "are chatting and sitting at the piano together".