Friday, 4 September 2015
Listen to "The Nights Are Drawing In" (YouTube)
From Raul Scacchi's CD album "Cooking Friends"
This is a song I wrote (words and music - ie a simple melody originally for guitar accompaniment) many years ago. When did you last have to put coins in the meter in a cold London flat, in order to light a gas fire?
One of three of my songs that Raul Scacchi chose to include on "Cooking Friends" - in an exciting arrangement, with full orchestration. It's a bitter, bluesy song of separation, which Stefanie Kaloudis sings with deep feeling and a lot of soul. Many of the other tracks on the CD are really cooking! Raul and David Green perform some rocking blues (six of these David Green songs first appeared on "Cooking Friends").
Raul also designed the CD booklet. You can hear more of Raul's music here:
His art works can be seen here:
"Who's that cooking in the pot?"
Andrew Bostock in The Guardian
The Ionian Islands
More from Andrew Bostock
Thursday, 3 September 2015
"The pioneering piano-pounder, who celebrates his 80th birthday on September 29, has announced dates at the London Palladium, September 6, and the Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, September 10".
Earlier this year, New Orleans. YouTube.
David Rennie interviews Donald Trump for The Economist. Listen to the audio interview (41 minutes). Fascinating! A real coup. It covers a lot of ground.