Gutbrain Records

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Recently I've had so many new CDs, mostly soundtracks, to listen to that I almost never check out things like YouTube or mp3s of whatever on line. As everybody knows, there's no end of fascinating material out there. The hard part is finding time for it all.

I found time for these things, though, and I'm glad I did!

First, a video of Ellery Eskelin and Gerry Hemingway at a recent Hell's Kitchen festival. Part one and part two. It's a great performance and I wish I'd been there!

Second, a couple of live recordings of Chris Cawthray, solo drums at Toronto's Somewhere There. (I played there once with Chris and Ed Zankowski. It's a very cool place.) I really like the "whales" piece.

Here's something I haven't found time for yet but I'll recommend it anyway: a 6-part BBC Four documentary on author John Wyndham. Wyndham is famous for the books The Day of the Triffids and The Midwich Cuckoos (filmed as Village of the Damned) but my favorite is The Kraken Wakes.