Michelle Owen and I have just completed writing her first debut album, with musicians loading in on Saturday to record basic tracks. It’s always exciting to hear new song ideas from young artists and we had a lot of fun preparing the material. Now it’s time to unleash the beasts!
Archive for May, 2010
Attending the “Scratch My Back” Peter Gabriel concert in Montreal was a highlight of my concert-going career. Peter sang his new record of cover songs and some of his hits with remarkable clarity and laser pitch (he’s 60), accompanied by ‘only’ the 55 piece New Prague Orchestra. The arrangements were modern, adventurous and deeply satisfying. The orchestra’s performance was at moments dramatic, aggressive and then pin-drop sensitive. The use of on-stage, in-orchestra video cameras was playful and film noire. Wow.
I’ve wondered where aging rock stars go when they retire. If this kind of work is an option, I’ll rest in peace.