To exercise my drawing muscles (they’re in the hands) every now and then I’ve been making watercolour and ink sketches based on the films that I’ve been watching, they look a bit like this…
If you like that sort of thing then I’ve also set up an Etsy shop in order for people to buy my art (always the original drawings, no prints and reproductions here):
All the best,
Years ago I picked up a copy of The Fly, a free music magazine often found in HMV (specifically HMV Truro in Cornwall), and read a review about a chap called Aidan Smith, the review made his music sound good so I took a punt and bought one of his At Home With… EPs. It was fantastic, so I got the other one and then eagerly awaited further releases.
This year I finally bought his most recent LP ‘Phone Me If You’re Bored’ and – out of the blue – Aidan offered me a chance to make a video for one of the songs. I said yes. Here’s the resulting video:
You can buy Aidan Smith (and his indulgent friends)’s stuff here: https://aidansmithandhisindulgentfriends.bandcamp.com/
After a few installments where Benjamin attempted to interview noted producer Mike West, he’s put up an archive interview with legendary film director Richter Hallmark.
You can listen to this (and all the other podcasts) at this link: https://soundcloud.com/film-talk-podcast
Film director Richter Hallmark
Thanks for listening!
It’s Halloween this Friday and Giant Burger are playing a ghoulish gig at Paper Dress Vintage in Shoreditch, alongside The Indelicates and Night Flowers.
Here’s the Facebook event page for those who like that sort of thing: https://www.facebook.com/events/777046239025318/?sid_reminder=4185645174132572160
Performing at Jester Jesters’ Puppetry Night
I’ve been doing a fair ol’ bit of stand-up lately, including a rather delightful puppetry themed night yesterday at Jester Jesters (hence Sooty) and I’ve got a lot of spots coming up before the year is through. Look at the Stand Up page for full listings.
Hopefully see you at something soon!
I’m very excited to let you know that my band Giant Burger have put out a new record, it’s a jam-packed 7-inch blue vinyl with gloriously lurid artwork by CM Carter.
You can hear it below and order it from Bandcamp – either on it’s own or bundled with our previous record for a discounted price.
My band – Giant Burger – did some recording on Sunday 28th September. I decided to film our day and these are the stunning results…
All the best,
A chap who produced a fair few of the films I used to make with Carl Morris has been interviewed on a podcast. They’ve uploaded two episodes with him so far, and it looks like there might be more to follow.
You can listen to (and download) them here: https://soundcloud.com/film-talk-podcast
Here’s a snap of the producer – Mike West – with the podcast’s host, Benjamin Carey.
Mike West and Benjamin Carey
Earlier this year I did some “acting” in a film by my friend Ellen Waddell. It’s called ‘Sublet’ and rather than tell you what it’s all about I’ll just suggest that you watch it here:
All the best,
Sublet from Ellen Waddell on Vimeo.
Had some time spare last weekend so I made this music video:
Hope you enjoy it.
Hope your 2014 is going well so far? Mine’s been jam-packed with all manner of nonsense.
I’ve been doing a fair few stand-up gigs, and you can see which ones are yet to come on the Stand Up page by clicking here.
The band also has some gigs coming up, and you can get a full run down of those at our website.
We’re going to be recording some new material soon and releasing it unto the world, which is a perfect time to give you a friendly poke and suggest you pick up a copy of our old 7-inch vinyl record Trapped in Egypt, which you can get here:
I’ve also been writing, as always, and have popped a few short stories online since the year began which can all be read hither:
I hope you continue to have a lovely year and there’ll be more updates from me as, and when, things happen.
All the best!