First of all, what a summer. I was lucky enough to be part of Cezaris Graužinis’ take on Oedipus Rex, traveling all over Greece with some great, great people. We had an amazing time, tiring at times, but mostly quite magical.
And now it’s September, and we’ll finish the recordings for Egg Hell’s first full-length album. 13 songs, some of which new, some you might’ve heard before.
It will be about many stories, some of which intertwine historically, some of which are similar in subtle ways, but they are all connected in a way or another.
To start off this fall on a nice note then, we’ll be playing at Six DOGS on Sunday the 9th. We’ll play some of the new, some of the old, and quite a shitload of covers. Ah, it had been too long.
Also, the last copies of the Brownie Crumbs EP will be for sale that night.
Hope to see you there.
Holy crap, I thought, I haven’t visited my blog in ages. And then tears, booze, narcotics, cheap whores, and a truckload of guilt in its purest form struck me in the groin.
Ah, so where were we? Yes.
A band. Apparently things are fermenting into a slow yet tasty mixture of quote-unquote musicians, all willing to sacrifice their self-respect in order to play under what must be the silliest band name in recorded history. Which of course means we are currently rehearsing, rearranging, preparing, waiting, and sooner than yours truly could’ve ever expected and/or hoped, getting into the studio, multimillionaire record deal alluringly waving at our faces, all dipped in the best Tentura this soil has to offer.
It’s still about some sort of ship.
The first awkward steps are being taken in home recordings and talks with producers in order to somehow up, or at least change, the sound of the hell eggs.
The album will have thirteen songs. That’s the only thing we know for sure yet, and if there is any form of celestial authority around, it will keep me away from any upcoming xbox releases, for a good four weeks at least, when the big bulk of the “album” will be done.
(note: many excellent pieces of videogaming have been blatantly neglected in this current process of recording, which for you may not be a big deal but for a respectable gamer like myself is)
Meanwhile, some gigs here and there, the weirdest standout being tonight’s (4.nov.11) opening of Thanos Anestopoulo’s gig. Thanos is the ex singer of this semi-legendary Greek Band “Diafana Krina”. I used to be a huge fan as teenager.
That’s it for now, will keep you posted.
Both Egg Hell EPs are now online on Grooveshark!
Hope you’ll enjoy, and share :)
Shot in Athens (2009) by Vincent Moon as part of the “Temporary Area in Athens” project.
The song is from my first EP “egg hell.” (2009), which can be downloaded here.
Just back from what has been one of the most important experiences of my life.
I met Pablo Bobadilla through Vincent Moon, and soon enough, after Vincent’s amazingly helpful gesture of introducing me to some very interesting people, I was at Pablo’s house in the center of Buenos Aires.
Ten days: I met the amazing people of DFCL, playing on their roof terrace with Maricel Ysasa (an enchanting figure to be around of, and a very talented musician who I first met through Vincent Moon’s video of her). I participated on several radio shows of radio La Tribu, including their awesome “Serenata Invertida”, which will be uploaded soon.
I met Facundo Flores, and played with him at Pachamama; a nice house which hosts small acoustic gigs. He played songs from his beautiful album “Arbol de Fuego”, and next day I played with him once more opening for Onda Vaga at Konex. A very popular Argentinean band, and on top of it all a group of good friends. Great vibes, and the biggest crowd I’ve ever played so far. They even called me on stage to sing their song “Assi” with them. Nacho Rodriguez is the man.
Then I went to Miguel Grinberg’s radio show: “Rock que me hiciste bien” on National Radio, right after being in a strong car crash with my buddy Pablo, at 3 am. Everyone was fine, which only added to the importance of it all.
The true juice of this trip: all the things I can’t truly explain here, those long walks through Buenos Aires, the beautiful and the ugly, the meeting of a great new buddy, the connection with so many interesting people, and even my own share of love, disappointment, and the strange hope that lies in between those two.
What better place to feel all this than in the land of Tango?