So I said in a recent text to my contact at Primary Talent International. All I got back was negativity and a suggestion to go to CODA after I offered to go an tour for 5 years solid with just my computer as a backing band. Just me, a mic in my hand and my computer with 10 albums worth of material. Seven My Computer albums, the Kid Dynamo album, the Good Neighbour album and the Hulio Ridiculo album. Got another job. This one promises to make me a millionaire in two years. As soon as I have the money, I am putting myself on the road.
I met John 'Quig' Quigley online recently. I am about to start working for John sourcing new clients for him from my base in Hong Kong. If you are a record company or corporate organisation and interested in John's services, you can contact me via the contact page at the top of this website. QUIG’s professional career began in music video production and directing in Detroit, Michigan, in the early 1990’s. Since then, QUIG’s distinctive trademark has been everpresent on music videos and audio-visual projects from the world’s most recognized recording artists – EMINEM, 50 CENT, KID ROCK, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, SIGUR ROS and TORI AMOS, chief among them. As founder and owner of the production entity – CHROME BUMPER FILMS – QUIG has also produced and directed award-winning documentaries and commercials as well as creating and shopping reality TV programs for the networks. Quig brings his expertise as a cameraman and editor while still filling the role of director in production (and post-production). With an extensive background in music as a club DJ, inborn technical savvy and a vivid imagination, John "Quig" Quigley’s work has continually earned him a position among the best in the industry. Visit www.chromebumperfilms.net for his full portfolio. It goes without saying, serious offers only please.
Get a job, lose a job, get a job, lose a job, ah the joys of trying to raise the funds to release the first STILLS E.P, eViL sPaNiSh and When The Lights Go Out on limited edition vinyl, INDEPENDENTLY. Still, I will get there, oh yes I will. How? Firstly, when the chips are down, laugh. From Culture In Decline 4 by Peter Joseph.
After a good laugh, I like to tear into a good documentary. Here is a good one I bought and watched last year. Where it is now, god only knows. I think Adsinthe has got it. Watch it and I promise you, by the end, you will be laughing your lungs off. Exit Through The Gift Shop - A Banksy Film.
Lastly, I like to run a bath, light a nice bit of josh up and lie there listening to a form of art, not much pursued or achieved these days. From Coldplay to Timberlake, they front load the album with the singles, then mug off the fans with filler. Recreation will very soon be bringing back this art form - The Album.
I keep getting e-mails asking what this website is all about. Well, what does it look like it's about? At the very top to the left is our logo underneath which is a slogan - A Truly Independent Record Label. Why? Because it isn't marketed, it isn't advertised and it doesn't carry advertisements to keep it going. It also isn't funded by anyone. On the other side at the top is another slogan - A Place For Music Fans Run By Musicians And Music Fans, because, erm, well, you know, it is, like. Not by businessmen and certainly not by one man in an office watching chart returns. For your listening edification to the left, again towards the top, is a digital jukebox. On this jukebox is a track from each of our artists. Below the logo and slogans, at the top of the blog and in the middle of the home page is a carousel, on which ride albums and singles from these artists. When I can be arsed or something either humours me, or pisses me off, I blog on the home page, often with a You Tube video to match. After a while, these turn into chapters, like a book, which you can read if you go to the very bottom of the home page and click the numbers 1-10. Down the left hand side is a column with random links to a mix of My Computer acclaim and news; one of only two Good Neighbour interviews I have ever done with PRS for Music, a whole page of Hong Kong Blood Opera videos and news of Black Jackson beating Justin Timberlake in The Times Online's download of the week Why? Because, they were important moments in the development of the label and if you bother to read, watch or buy from this column, you will be rewarded for your time and money. Oh and there is a flyer with the roster on, featuring bands no longer with us, or that were never with us, we just hoped they would be and a playing card that Adsinthe did. They are there because I like them and the art of Adsinthe. At the bottom of this column, is a monthly update on how many times the site has been hit and viewed. Views are when people have spent a long time having a good look around the site and you know what a hit is. Other features at the top of this column are the Recreation All Time Top 10 that will never change, unless You Tube take the video down. The Modern World History section has two documentaries. One about the Rockerfellers and one about the Rothschilds. Why? Because I like documentaries and these two families for better or worse, evily shaped the modern world in which we live. The orange house in the pink square is the shop. If you click on the house, it will take you by the hand to the shop and everything in it. It is here that you should buy our music. Why? Because it is truly independent and very very good. I should know. I picked it myself. This is the last post I am doing for a while. I am stranded in Hong Kong with £25 to my name, a returm ticket home but no home to go back to. Sometimes life takes over. Oh, I nearly forgot. What other record label gives you a free e-book to read to inspire you through hard times?
Here to help you in your purchase, in alphabetical order, is a description of each of the artists. Check out their My Space links above The All Time Top 10.
ADSINTHE - Old school Dub Step and hilarious fanzines free of charge. What is the argument?
BLACK JACKSON - Great name. Great Band. Great lyrics. Great voice. Great guitarist. Great rhythm section. Clasic album over ten years in the making..soon.
THE BLACK KNIGHTS - Horror music for fans of horror.
BUGS IN EMBER - Amazing band, amazing songs. Not like Travis or Coldplay at all. The lyrics are better for a start.
THE CAPTAIN & THE CAVEMAN - Nine Inch Nails and Four Tet formulate something original after a good smoke together. Top sound.
GOOD NEIGHBOUR - My northern soul and hip hop 15 track and 32 minute dream album.
THE HONG KONG BLOOD OPERA - Mexico loves them. The rest of the world know nothing about them. As exciting as synthetic punk rock gets.
HULIO RIDICULO - Tony Wislon wanted them. They knew nothing about it. A 52 track anthology that covers the history of popular muisc.
KID DYNAMO - Formed from the ashes of Hulio Ridiculo then morphed in to One Lady Owner. Like Oasis with talent.
MY COMPUTER - What more can I say. The UK music press have said it all. Enough said. Buy.
PETE KING - The E.L James of music. Album Blue Bedroom coming soon. A consumate singer songwriter in the classic style.
STILLS - Our latest addition will give you nutrtion. A very healthy dose of extremely good dark electronica. Analogue and sensual music. Mode with a woman.
THE WITCHES - A spectacularly sensational debut album coming this halloween to delighted indie kids up and down the UK.
Rare footage of STILLS performing live supporting GROOVE ARMADA. First E.P out soon. Available from all good indie stores in the UK this summer. Listen to them being championed by Gary Crowley on BBC Introducing Saturday 13th April here at 1:46 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016y4lg
Here's another song with swear words in it. From the second My Computer album No CV. Don't do it North Korea! Just lost my job Hong Kong, anyone out there with something that isn't telesales? Get in touch if you do -