First proper big bb release in quite a while plus unreleased band demo from 1999 played by Stephen Luke and Rob
This is my first attempt at running a website.
Firstly the most important thing to say again,
is this :
I have made 150-plus albums on (yes the figure creeps up every few months :)
All recorded in the fourth bedroom/boxroom of my house, on a 20 year old black laptop, 45 quid keyboards and a 10 pound Tandy mic. Even the guitars barely have a string or two on them.
All made on GarageBand, under many AKAs and all the styles of music I love.
Secondly I am very happy you're here.
Thirdly I am sure you too have a very healthy love-tinged hatred of social media.
The necessary evil beast.
Though I am on it, TWITTER has never really worked for me. even so here here's my failed mistake @babybirdrip
I remember the day my ex-manager suggested I use it, over 10 years ago. A truck had just dumped a ton of logs on my path and left. It took me a week to wheelbarrow it all into the back garden woodshed. A fucking nightmare, but nothing compared to the unbridled joys of social media. Except of course, for wonderful tweets from celebrities plugging their new kids book.
Instagram is so-so. I like the filters, cats and pictures of Yorkshire, and that's about it. As long as I avoid the personal or obvious on there, it's bearable.
But my recommendation is definitely Babybird Official on Facebook - it is the most interactive.
Oh yes and sign upto follow bb on bandcamp. As well as here, that's the first place for news and album releases
Don't run scared from the lack of a '@'
Just cut and paste
And it will be here
that you will find :
My AKAs :
BLACK REINDEER - loops/samples/orchestral
TRUCKER - arpeggiated trucking music for your truck
ARTHRITIS KID - instrumental music of epic ascendancy
DELUDER - as close to disco as I get
JONES - personal songs
WAYZ 2 DIE - one off project of loops and weirdness
DEATH OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD - Initially a collaboration with Andy Turner of dance/hip hop innovator AIM. THIRD album due January 2022
OUTSIDER - DIY fantastically throwaway songs - simpler - more guitar
APPLE ANDROID - Epic and orchestral
THE FOETAL SPARROW - huge long pieces of music, based on the beautiful simplicity of music tangent from single notes and drones (not the ones that fly tiny phones in to prisons)
STEPHEN JONES - have an aural butchers and tell me what you think it sounds like
Be assured I am receiving all messages sent to the contact form below, reading them all. Website tools are a tad bog standard, so just fog-walking my way through gathering it all together. Especially as when it comes to technology, I am a happily neanderthalic philistine.
Thanking Neil, John, Stewart, Mary and Benn, Greg ......
She advises me on everything.
Listens to the demos before anyone else does, however deafening....