I have been busy working up at The Larmer Tree Gardens down here on the Dorset, Wiltshire county border where there has recently (last weekend) been a music festival called ‘End of the Road’. It was a brilliant festival that I got to enjoy for free because of the convenience of where I work as a gardener sometimes, which is The Larmer Tree Gardens. I only had to put down and pull up some matting to protect the lawns and put up and pull down some fencing and a few other jobs and I was in with a V.I.P wrist band and still got the money for my work. One can not complain in such circumstances.
At the festival I saw a few good bands including Fleet Foxes, The Dirty Projectors, Soy Un Caballo, Esben and The Witch, Stardeath and White Dwarfs and more. But I was blown away by one performance. A band I had never heard of befor called ‘AU’. They were outstanding. A brilliant multi instrumentalist and singer supported by one of the best drummers I have ever heard. A sorf of Cinematic Orchestra/ Jaga Jazzist/ Thom Yorke style of music but really focused. Focused but without being to strict. You could see both performers were having a great time and really involving themselves in the music. If you ever get a chance to see them play live you must! But for now you can just visit there myspace: http://www.myspace.com/peaofthesea
After there set I was lucky enough to be able to talk to one of them (Luke, the full time AU member) and he was a really nice guy. Based in Portland Oregon, which he says in an amazing place and told me to come a visit. I also got a chance to give him a CD of my own which was a nice thing to be able to do. I wonder if he ever gets back to me…
All in all it was a very nice weekend and not too hard a clear up afterwards considering the weather was so nice. But now all the hard work is over and I am free to get re-involved in my creative outputs once again.
So please keep an ear out!
All the best,
I have been away. But now I am back.
- September 18th, 2009
- Posted in Music