Monday, August 14, 2017

The Riddle in the Middle of Nowhere

See Pop Matters for a fine piece on Anja Garbarek's "Smiling and Waving" (Virgin 2001) ("The Riddle in the Middle of Nowhere" 10 August 2017).

Listen to the beautiful song "The Diver" with Robert Wyatt over here if you don´t have it in any format.

Later Robert did a cover of "Stay Tuned" from "Smiling and Waving" on the "Comicopera" album in 2007.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Odeia: Alifib

Check out Odeia´s fine cover of Robert Wyatt´s "Alifib"!
It will appear on their new album scheduled for 2018 release.

Odeia: Elsa Birgé (voc), Lucien Alfonso (violin), Karsten Hochapfel (g) and Pierre-Yves Le Jeune (b).

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Philippe Gonin: Robert Wyatt Rock Bottom

A new book in French is out: Philippe Gonin "Robert Wyatt Rock Bottom" (Densité 2017).

Some of us may have to start brushing up our French!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

John Greaves Solo Concert (23 June 2017)

A full solo John Greaves concert here (Le Triton 23 June 2017)!

If you for some reason don´t want to watch all of it, jump in at around 59 min. and check out the beautiful version of "God Song" by Phil Miller and Robert Wyatt.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Enjoy The Risk

In December 2010 we had a post on a Swedish book and CD called "Keep Yourself Alive. Den galna jakten på 70-tallets rockjältar" by Petter Karlsson and Sören "Sulo" Karlsson (Lind & Co 2012).

On the CD Sulo plays old hits with several of the artists interviewed. Robert Wyatt instead asked Sulo to write some lyrics to the title "Enjoy the risk", and he would play the piano.

I don´t know if it´s still possible to buy the book or find the music, but "Enjoy the risk" is on YouTube if you would like to listen.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Vic Chesnutt - Robert Wyatt

On a Vic Chesnutt bootleg, recorded live at 40 Watt Club (Athens, GA) on 2008-03-01, there is a track called "Robert Wyatt".

A sad song (but gaining some laughs from the audience) and Wyatt is just mentioned in connection with jumping/falling out of windows.

I didn´t know about this one until I saw it on YouTube.

Not that we support bootlegs, but you will find more info and a track list right over here.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Robert Wyatt portraits

Jayne Cooper is artist in residence at the Zero Degrees Festival 2017 in Louth.

She is showcasing recent portraits of Robert Wyatt. Check one of them right here.

Exhibition open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until 15th July.