#ChurArdern

Jacinda Ardern

Given the shattering deluge of violent misogynistic abuse levelled at her by the ‘right wing’ I totally understand why she’s stepping back, but…

 I’m still totally GUTTED!

She’s been brilliant as a PM of New Zealand, and led the world on how to respond to catastrophic  events, while right wing govts and media globally have been been, by their actions and inaction,  directly responsible for thousands of deaths, so of course, the same have spent all their toxic energy trying to undermine her.

She was prime minister through the country’s darkest times. “She did so with absolute dignity while managing to keep our country’s economic status in line with the most successful OECD countries in the world.”

“Prime Minister @JacindaArdern has guided New Zealand through crises and seized opportunities by leading with foresight, integrity and empathy. Her country is better off because of her remarkable leadership—and the rest of us are too.”

A quick look back at … The State Of Things………

Kirke Godfrey: Original Idea Drums, Percussion, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Arrange, Produce, Mix, Master.

Dan Brownridge: Vox Guitar solo.

Nathan Young: Vox

Hill Ryder Vox

Patrick Higgins Flugel(ish)

Peter Miller assisted with the AI Artwork prompts

Week one of night classes level Video created by Kirke Godfrey :+)

 

The current state of the world is incomprehensible to me as what seemed like accepting scientific facts, and expectations of common decency fell away as billionaires, selfishness and disease continue to tear the world apart.

Obvious tip of the hat to Gil Scott Herron’s ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’

The State Of Things

The current state of the world is incomprehensible to me as what seemed like accepting scientific facts, and expectations of common decency fell away as billionaires, selfishness and disease continue to tear the world apart.

Remembering the first time I heard Gil Scott Herron’s ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ and what an impression that track made on me, and looking back at the last few years, and conversations with fellow musicians it seemed reasonable to voice our discontent. I was noodling around and made a groove to try to relax one afternoon, then asked a few people to add to it expressing their views of…

The State Of Things…

I’m responsible for the banging and booming and clanging noises, Production and Mix…

Dan Brownbridge wrote and sang his vocals, and  played the guitar  that’s under his vocal.
Nathan Young wrote and sang his vocal
Hill Ryder wrote and sang his vocal
Patrick Higgins provides the mellifluous top line.


Dan Brownridge:

Listen to the speaker claim to Cut a little deeper Same people still ain’t equal Promises they’ll be a sequel
But what’s a promise from a criminal And the righteous subliminal It’s only political
There’s gotta be a reason that it rhymes with hypocritical
The water rising, women’s rights flicker like lighting
Children in cages, militias are frightening
The lawnmower trims the blood from the grass leaves And spits out the sins for another school funeral
There’s much too much blood to get blessed
How’s a man to hydrate with all these bullets in his chest
An overhead bowling ball hanging from a string That’s the state of things
Who can marry who What should we do It ain’t nobodys business To judge or to choose Classified emails lock her up Classified documents fuggetaboutit Get wise, inflated chicken thighs Bitcoin highs, Nuclear skies, Ukranian cries
Slip another ship of oil through the embargo
An overhead bowling ball hanging from a string That’s the state of things


Nathan Young:

The revolution will not be televised, it will be livestreamed, tweeted, and viral-ized, caught crooked corporations close door underhanded lies shared and discussed On every social media platform device. a grassroots movement, demanding some improvement from a system formed against us, the disillusioned but now the will of the people will not be denied organized online plugged in and amplified The revolution will not be controlled, By those who seek to keep us from being in the know. toned down freedom of reach This is the state of things, a call to action reduced to hashtags and memes The algorithm schemes to keep some certain things unseen just keep dumbing them down with the next big thing untouchable elite dance their way out of mind with their catchy choreography and throw away lines Times up tik tok, social credit score, ready or not hope you’re up to date with acceptable thought Big tech may try to censor and suppress, But the people will find a way to express the truth.


Hill Ryder:

If you’re talking from prejudice Shut your mouth
If you’re speaking without listening Shut your mouth
If you’re coming from hatred Shut your mouth
If you only got opinions Shut your mouth
If you haven’t done the research Shut your mouth
If you’re shouting over others Shhhh….
If you’re quoting out of context Shut your mouth
If you don’t have the knowledge or experience Shut your mouth


Kirke Godfrey:

Racism!

Human Trafficing
Endemic Corruption
Alternative Truth
Science Denial
Crypto Ponzi
Toxic Positivity
Fascism
Climate Denial
Billionaires
Opiated Masses
Mindless Social Media
Sock Puppet Journalism


Credits:
Released December 23, 2022
Kirke Godfrey: Drums, Percussion, Bass, Guitar, Keys, Brass, Arrange, Produce, Mix, Master.
Dan Brownridge: Vox Guitar solo.
Nathan Young: Vox
Hill Ryder: Vox
Patrick Higgins: Flugel(ish)
Peter Miller: Assisted with the skilful AI art work prompts!

Locals seem pretty smart here!

New Zealanders are known for their ingenuity and many local musicians have taken novel musical approaches to achieve international success. This creative attitude extends to local inventors and entrepreneurs, who have come up with some innovative gadgets to aid and inspire music makers in their creative process. This list attempts to capture some of the broad range of musical products that are designed, and often built, here in Aotearoa.

 

A Certain Throb… 

Sometimes things REALLY come together fast…

HUGE UPS to the always TOTALLY ON  @Badrico

How it Started…

Where we went…

Where we ended up.

Some NICE work here. Jam with the short handles!

Jam with the short handles! Had some very special moments with cng303 (Chris Ng ) and mng (Mongi)

These moments appear fleetingly and then morph and twist into new shapes in a matter of mins.

I captured these a few mins apart.

Some Rather FUN(ky) moments

Massive THANK YOU to:

FancySpectacles, AndyMac, Andrej Avramovic , Luke1248* and Swinney*   (*links please)

This was KILLER, before I started ruining things

Horns, stand please!

Getting somewhat Huge

Ok reset… 

Keyboards revenge…

Nice line…

Settling back down.

 

THEN ya log in the next day and its … Boggling work by LOOP, Bananapoep and Swinney

small vid HUGE vibe!

 

More Fun with loop points

Really this is just about seeing what’s available in the new QuickSampler in LogicX, and as far as this tricks concerned, its pretty primitive compared to SOME of the tools out there, but given you can lock the loop lengths and start points to quantise values, it lets you do some fun stuff!

Just set up the CC’s in the mod matrix to 2 faders on your keyboard or whatever…

Start and Loop start to the same CC and Loops End to a second CC.

#Endlesss

Had a rather dizzyingly early start a few mornings ago to jam with Imogen Heap via Endlesss

People : Meet Matt and Imogen…

The session was about an hour of absurd noises and some fun, it was an honour and delight to be involved …

I need to point out this was a collaborative effort, so also very much involved were: Jim Mclure, Rick Sands, and Jeremy Michael Skjevling.

Thanks to all!

Got asked, so…Setup was: OBS  collecting my 2 vid streams  (laptop and Phone cameras) and intercom audio sending via Google Meet to the very gracious Matt at Endlesss, then music via Ableton Live ‘blackhole’d‘ to the amazing @EndlesssFM Studio, synching all the audio from the UK and USA to me. My Toys were a few NI soft synths, a Microfreak, with a tokai tele and a stingray bass via GtrRig.