I’ve just realised I haven’t posted anything in my blog for over a year. Tempus fugit. It’s been a year of busking, reading the likes of D.H. Lawrence, Roger Scruton, Geoff Dyer and Theodore Dalrymple, recording and releasing CASSIS, more busking, giving guitar tutoring a go and enjoying it, and now working on new pieces. London whets the desire to create. When somebody buys a CASSIS CD on Bandcamp, I write them a letter in which I try to explain what the music is about – an utterly futile endeavour. Music succeeds where words fail.
One of my heroes, Anthony Burgess.
You don’t need to speak Bulgarian to enjoy this. I hope you will.
The album is almost finished. Here’s a little preview.
I read Joseph Heller’s ‘Catch-22’, ‘Something Happened’, and ‘Good as Gold’ while I was putting the final touches to the pieces that will comprise my debut album. I wonder if it’s possible to sense the influence of a literary work in a piece of instrumental music.