Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Live at Staplecroft Village Hall

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Here it is then - at last!. The project that began nearly a year ago when I bought a little electronic box that enabled me to record directly on to my PC.
It started out as a verse novel about a group of teenagers who formed a band. I wrote about a dozen or so songs for it on holiday in France last summer. But the story run out of steam. So I decided to record the songs anyway. The band were going to be The Mighty Molecules. But, after lots of arguments in the pub, they settled on Wonky Finger.
Jill said of my first recorded effort that it sounded like it had been recorded in a village hall. Aha, I though - then that’s what I’ll do. Make it a live album. The awful acoustics in the hall will surely make up for my technical deficiencies.
If you're interested you can buy the album – or swap for something similar (your album – or maybe a compilation you’ve made) at Rabbit Press Regular visitors can contact me at the Rabbit Press e-mail address to swap. Oh, and the CD comes in a little hand made case.

25 comments:

transience said...

brilliant! and i love the title.

Neel said...

I followed Transience over to your blog and I am glad I did. I love the blurb about the band, I have been in and out of bands for years. Love the name of the band as well. Cheers!

Amie said...

cool! can i swap my cd to your cd? (uh when i get the courage to share it that is).

michael said...

Sounds like the "must have" CD of 2005! Something coming your way soon.

Cocaine Jesus said...

Move over Coldplay and tell Gorilaz the news.
Excuse me.
I must dash.
Just off to grab a bunny and get me a live CD.

gulnaz said...

wow...you are a musician...great...and hey that's a funky title!
All the best!!

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Wonky Finger, love the title, it sounds like it should be part of a sit com. I haven't got a CD, perhaps I could swap you a picture

NicoleBraganza said...

hey, Wonky Finger sounds pretty funky! good job...

Syl said...

Hooray! Got my order in! neat title and jacket there!

Sarah said...

i've always loved the word wonky.

it reminds me of a poem my mom used to recite about the wonks and the squiggy-come-squeezes that swallers themselves..

gulnaz said...

no new poem :(
left a reply to your comment about the birds on mine....also where would they get the motivation and inspiration to make such music if it were not for wooing. hehehe

Ostrich said...

Pull my wonky Finger! Very cool Name. Can you upload the songs dear? Really looking forward to listening to 'em. My gig hasn't happened yet. DOing another one this Sunday tho' and on the 10th, 11th and 12th of next month. The days are just Packed!!! :)

michael said...

Many thanks for the Wonky Finger in the post this morning! It is as wonderful as I imagined and more so. Favourite tracks on first listening are "I Remember Bob", "What Wanda Wants "( definately the single!) The Magic band influenced "Go Go Go!" and "The Big Production Number". Thank you so much for sending it Roger. I look forward to hearing it again very soon.

Roger Stevens said...

Glad you like it so far, Michael. You're the first to hear it other than Jill. Obviously I think it's good - but that doesn't mean anyone else will - so this is a bervous time, sending my baby out into the world.

You will be able to download some samples of two or three of the tracks soon from the Rabbit Press website - as soon as my clever nephew has sorted it out.

Thanks for all your comments BTW -but must go - very hectic morning, but will reply to people, and post another poem, later.

Roger Stevens said...

Not just a bervous time - but a nervous time as well.

Indeterminacy said...

Hi Roger, I know this is late, but I just wanted to let you know I've reposted all the story contributions from last week, yours included, at indeterminacies. Thanks for your first-time contribution. I hope you're back again next time. I've also browsed your site a bit and liked what I read, so have added links to you.

By the way, did you name your band after that Buddy Guy cd of the same name? By a wild coincidence I was in Bonn for some visa business when who should I see, but Buddy Guy himself. This was the early 90's. He was playing at a (free) open air blues fest. I even got his autograph, and told him I had all his albums. He answered "So you have them all, do you? Do you have the new one?" It was "Damn Right I've got the Blues," which he was there promoting. So that's how I got the cd. In case you hadn't guessed, I like Blues.

Cocaine Jesus said...

I qas deeling cery bervous rhe dirst rime U xame gere as I qas a kittle vit untimidated vy a orofessional ooet.

how's the UK comics thing coming along?

Mystique said...

Wonky Finger..sounds cool.

Liam Wilkinson said...

Can't wait to hear this - would love to swap mine for yours!

Roger Stevens said...

Amie, Sue, Ostrich and Liam. yes, let's swap.
You can reach me through the Rabbit Press contact e-mail.

Everyone else, thanks for your comments. A new post coming soon.
been busy in the garden today.

Roger Stevens said...

Good news. Thanks to my clever nephew - you can now download samples of the Wonky Finger. Go to my page on the Rabbit Press website.

:-)

Kimberly said...

I searched for a few days for the words that reminded me of my favourite book written by Anita Shreve......it's called Sea Glass

Somehow tonight I stumbled upon you again and so glad I did. Now I found what I was looking for and it was the title bit to your Blog...It's wonderful.

I must say I am impressed with your poems. Makes me feel like my writing is insignifigent compared to yours.

Cheers!

Roger Stevens said...

Thank you, Kimberley. I don't know the Anita Shreve book - but I'll track it down.

The title comes from my first poem collection. For a while Jill and I lived along the Kent coast. And we used to walk Judy along the high tide mark - and search for sea glass. We got quite a collection. Mainly green - but once in a while a small blue gem.

Anonymous Poet said...

Let me guess, the runner-up title was "Twisted Toe"? ; )

jadedprimadonna said...

Fantastic title!