Friday, June 10, 2005


What's in a name?

Tuesday evening was a very productive evening. Andy T., erstwhile 'Spear guitarist and occasional bassist, dropped in to listen to the work so far and to provide a fresh set of ears.

We now have at least basic mixes for all the tracks, some are finished and many just need a few finishing touches. Hurrah.

We also considered how best to promote the new CD and how to generate interest in it. Whilst we are quite keen to do some form of live work it woul dbe fair to say that none of us have the time or energy to commit to the sort of schedule of live dates that we were doing in 97-99. One of the suggestions was to perhaps organise some larger events with multiple bands and perhaps some gigs at other selected events - I guess we'd jump at the chance to do something like the national pagan federation conference again.

Certainly the podcasting idea was given the thumbs up, especially as Jim would like to get involved with presenting :))

The best idea of the night was the realisation that the podcast should have a better name than "The Anewmusic Podcast" which I felt was rather cumbersome. The concensus was that, as with the original fanzine, the show should be called:
The D-Files
So obvious really.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005


Gojo Music presents: An Alternative Black Country Night Out

'An Alternative Black Country Night Out...An Alternative Night Out In The Black Country'

The Lamp Tavern - Dudley - Fri 17th June

Creative co-operations present another evening of cool contemporary arts culture from the Black Country region at The Lamp Tavern, 116 High St, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1QT. Tel: 01384-254129.

Fri 17th June – tickets on sale now @ £5 each. Tickets can be purchased from the Lamp Tavern now.

More info from Gojo Music

Tuesday, June 07, 2005


Tuesday night action

Tonight Jim and Andy T are coming over to do some more work on the 'Spear album - hopefully we'll get another track mixed tonight.

I suspect that there could also be some discussion of future 'Spear outings to promote the CD.

We've also had a request for available CDs - not bad for a band that's been on hold for four years!

No news is good news...

The old news page is no more - well actually it's now just a redirect page to the blog. That way I can keep it more up to date and manage it more easily. :)

New background

CSS isn't really my thing - I've never had chance to get to grips with it completely, but I've managed to hack around the blog template to use the same background as the rest of the Anewmusic site. Why? Well mostly for stylistic reasons, but particularly because I'm doing away with the old "News" page in favour of the blog.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005


The Richard Vobes Radio Show

Richard Vobes is a truely dedicated man. He has, since the start of 2005, been producing a daily family orientated podcast covering a variety of interesting topics including, but by no means limited to, beer tasting, haunted houses, "sound-seeing" tours of local (to Worthing) places of interest and of course general happenings and magazine show items.

Worth a listen :)

The Richard Vobes Radio Show

Studio and podcasts

It's been a while so I guess I should update the site with the skinny on what's been happening. The studio has had a little more work done on it to improve the workflow and ergonomics. Mostly this has involved the purchase of wiring looms to pull some inserts and the aux send/returns onto a pair of patchbays so that it's easier to rout compresion effects to different places on the desk without resorting to rummaging around at the back of the console (not an easy task for an engineer of the more comfortable persuasion).

So we now have a nicely tidy work environment with all of the recent gadgets integrated into the system including a valve mic pre (of the cheap, but usable, kind) and my bass v-amp which I finally got to hear properly for the first time last week. We also now have both PCs wired through the desk which potentially gives me separate playback and recording PCs so that I can do live recording (if that makes any sort of sense) of radio style shows that we can put out as podcasts. Whether I'll bother to do this or just record the voice parts and composite them depends on how well I can actually do "live" radio.

Once I finally get to put one of these podcasts together I'll get it up on the site so that you can listen to some of the music and plans that we hope to put together in the near future. Of course as you are all no doubt aware "near" can be somewhat subjective in Anewmusic terms, but the new D'Spear album (yes that one) is being mixed at the moment and we think it would be nice to get some snippets out there for people to listen to.

The Richard Vobes Radio Show

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