Thursday, November 2, 2017
Dave Larder is chatting with Robert Wyatt and Alfie for the Lincolnshire Art and Music Bulletin.
Unfortunately I am not able to embed it here, so run on over to SoundCloud for a listen.
Dave Larder says: This is not really an interview, it’s more of a chat mainly because (1) Robert can talk for hours and (2) I don’t claim to be any sort of interviewer. Also, due to my technical inability, the songs that we talk about are not chronologically linked throughout the talking. Instead, I have published a play list – and listeners can choose how and when they listen to the songs.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Will you please hurry up! Only 22 days left to listen!
BBC Radio 3 Late Junction: Verity Sharp at home with Robert Wyatt.
"Over the course of an hour and a half he looks back on the last 50 years of his life as an artist and an avid music collector, picking out selections dear to his heart - from his love of British tenor Peter Pears to his fanaticism for early jazz singers and Ivor Cutler's absurdism. Verity also brings some of her own choices, sparking discussions around British surrealism, his dislike of the 'wobbly singers' of opera, his undying love for life partner Alfie and a frank conversation about his battle with depression, before giving us a quick piano lesson to boot. An intimate portrait of a truly British voice with a love of the absurd and an ear for the unusual".
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Check out John O´Rourke´s Robert Wyatt Construction Kit!
Photo stolen from the site.
It´s made by oak, and here is some info from O´Rourke: "There are three buildings inside of his cranium and Robert has placed something within one of them. I've no idea what it is, nor will it ever be revealed. The beard is currently in progress and then I have his hair to add. All of the holes will be plugged with cross grained oak, to fully match the components. Following that there will be further forms to create below his head, mainly architectural but with Romanesque influences: I love the Lewis Chessmen and without mimicking them in any way, there will be an indirect allusion to their form".
More to come on the Construction Kit blog I guess.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
It´s really hard to watch Jimmy Fallon and his folks laughing at Ivor Cutler, showing his "A Flat Man" LP and playing "Jam" (even if they kind of say they like it too in there?).
Starting at 2:10 if you can take it.
Ivor Cutler is on all my play lists!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
A solo performance by Mary Pearson called "FOMO, Mofos!" (Fear of missing out, motherfuckers!) is touring UK in October.
"FOMO, mofos! is a dreamlike reflection on the consequences of hyper-connectivity and continuous self-exposure. Passing through cult classic films Blow-up and Mullholland Drive and the songs of Robert Wyatt, Kraftwerk and John Lennon, it explores vigilance, rootlessness, and the human animal's desire to conquer time and space".
More info here, and here is a Facebook Event (where I stole the photo).
Hoping for some footage or a list of the Robert Wyatt songs being used.