Sunday, September 3, 2017

September Song



Well it´s that time of the year again, so please have a listen to Pascal Comelade and Robert Wyatt´s beautiful version of "September Song" (Anderson/Will).
It´s on the record "September Song" (Disques Du Soleil Et De L´acier/Delabel 2000), on which you will also find a cover of "Signed Curtain".

It´s on Spotify, but if you don´t have access have a listen on YouTube.

On the cover of the CD is a picture of "Marx Merry Makers", a musical toy by Louis Marx (1911).

In 2016 Because Music released a 6 CD sampler with Pascal Comelade called "Rocanrolorama 1974-2016" (2016). Take a look at the track list on our favourite Wyatt discograpy - Une Discographie De Robert Wyatt - for more interesting material.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Soft Machine - Esther's Nosejob



Info from YouTube: "Soft Machine running Esther's Nosejob at Ronnie Scott's on April 25th, 1969. Broadcast on Forum Musiques a month later".

The band:
Mike Ratledge - Organ
Hugh Hopper - Bass
Robert Wyatt - Drums, vocals

Pretty cool, heh?

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.