Your patronage is truly a wonderful thing. While all my music videographer colleagues are sweating it, (filming millions of musicians in music venues all over the country as part of the Covid live music stimulus), I get to film and play music in my house with friends. Sure how bad. In this video I don’t even leave my front door! Spoiled rotten. This kind of freedom has led me to all kinds of realisations and epiphanies. There has been a sort of re-birth of interest in actually playing music. Last week I thought to edit a documentary and play a musical score over it, in real-time, like a fkn gig https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYAaJf0OnxI …and yes to that anyway! So damn enjoyable. Planning another wan.
For this week’s Patreon release… I’ve set a new bar for self indulgent. Perhaps it’s too much! Perhaps you should put a leash on me and unsubscribe. This time I’ve chosen to blast live ambient music all over someone else’s song. The victim, my good pal Ronán Ó Snodaigh. He’s prob the only musician I know who’d approve. He’s well able for the ambo. Life jacket on. Surfing a sine wave tsunami like a total boss. Ro was always good at poking me to keep playing music, when I was too busy filming. He tried to remind me almost on a monthly basis, that I was neglecting that side. He eventually gave up a couple of years ago, after I sold the beautiful guitar that he encouraged me to buy in the first place. So I didn’t think he’d mind an aul jam in my living room. Like how I first met Ronán, 12 years ago, in a cottage kitchen in Dingle, jamming all day and into the eve.
The cats and Aideen didn’t mind either.
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Reading this was just lovely 🙂
PS loved the vid
Ha! I have been following your work for years miles and when you launched arbutus yarns the name intrigued me, as I used to live on a ‘street’ of the name, only when seein you opening ariall shot here have I realised it IS the street, I used to live in number 1 ! (2000-2002)