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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

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Word just in from my Twitter fam – I appear to be starring in the new issue of Stray Bullets.

HOW DOPE IS THAT? WHAT AN HONOUR!

Unless its a clone. If it is its a good one, he’s even got my shirt on.

I’ve been reading the book on and off for years, ever since I found a copy in a comic shop in Liverpool when I ran away from home as a teenager one time, along with Milk & Cheese and One Bad Rat and Hate and Tank Girl. I read them in a Mcdonalds and then a pub, and when that closed I found an abandoned building with no roof and read them in there. I might have written a song about it once, a lifetime ago.

Interesting that I’m smoking. I started again when I got back to the UK, and spent about 4 weeks reading two volumes of A Song of Ice And Fire outside the back of pubs and whathave you, then I stopped again last week. LIKE A G. Gs can do that. Stop doing things, that is. Just because they decided to. Never underestimate the will of a man who has made a decision in full consciousness, and never let anyone tell you that you can’t do things without the help of drugs and queer devices. Amen.

Anyway, shout out man like David Lapham for putting me (or my clone) in his legendary comic, here’s a photobooth cover version. T-shirt by UNIFIED UNICORN, get yours here now!

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ATDRIP is being mastered right now, so you’ll have it pretty fucking soon. New video ready to drop as soon as I get the OK from Seoul. In the meanwhile get your preorders in, and enjoy these initial video tasters.

I must now get back to work. Outside I can hear the sea, and a presumably local couple having a blazing row. “I’LL BURY YOU NEXT TO YOUR FOCKIN DAD YOU CUNT!” screamed the female, with passion. It is 1pm in Rhos On Sea. Spring is on its way.

PEACE BE UPON THEE

ATD

DON STUDIOS V

2014

And just because:

 

— Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Monday, March 10th, 2014

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That’s me performing one of my BRAND NEW TUNES from the imminent ATDRIP LP live on Sir David Of Icke’s contentious new TV Station TPV recently. I did Rain In England too, and they asked me some questions they’d gotten from doing intensive research on my often incorrect Wikipedia page (“At least you’ve got one,” quipped Gareth Icke, Banned presenter, touring musician and son of David. “They took mine down.”)

Check out the sweet lil ad right at the beginning for UNIFIED UNICORN. I recommend that shit highly and will post more on it when time and internets allow. I am writing this from the all new DON STUDIOS V (FIVE) in RHOS ON SEA, where I just broke is song virginity and where we will be working like warriors as I apply for my US visa. Right now I’ve got my mobile acting as a hotspot as BT won’t give you a landline with which to have broadband without singing an 18 month contract, and they already fucked us over by charging us 200 odd quid for getting evicted last year. Fuck them and their crumbling monopoly. I bought a MiFi router on Mazing for £40 and I’m gonna stick a Three sim card in it (that their sweet webking sent me after I was ride about their cat adverts on twitter) and get unlimited internets potentially faster than broadband would have been at a fraction of the price. I’ll let you know how it goes. Smash the system, innit.

V!

 

— Monday, March 10th, 2014

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

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The beginning of the end. Preorder ATDRIP here now, and get an instant download of a SONG.

SHOUT OUT MY BEAUTIFUL JUMPER!

— Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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ATDRIP drops in March.

Nomad Don is doing the final mixes in Nain’s artroom in Abergelle. We drove up the coast from South to North yesterday. It was beautiful. We stopped to enjoy it. The hungry sea tried to swallow me.

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So it goes.

Nomad Dons continue to travel the British Isles, still technically homeless, visiting family and working on the next thing. We spent a sweet long weekend with The Velkys of Pembrokeshire, where Hercules played with his little two year old cousin Sibyl and I soothed a weeping couple month old Fury Velky with the gift of free association rhyme song. Myself and my little brother Alex played a lot of Carcassonne. I didn’t win once, but I came close a few times, which was plenty for me.

Here’s Alex with his two girls and my one boy:

Alexander Velky, Hercules, Fury and Sybil

Today we are in Abergelle with Nain and Taid. They are full of rare wisdoms at dinner time. I just heard of how their neighbours’ budgie got chlamydia, gave it to a load of girl budgies, then died.

IT’S A COLD WORLD.

Anyway.

ATDRIP.

Nearly done. Drops in March.

Nearly ten years since my first EP.

Whodathunkit?

One last Long Player before I die, and am hopefully reborn in the ancient Egyptian manner.

It’s been a beautiful thing, this ten year adventure.

ATDRIP.

LONG LIVE THE DON.

 

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— Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BJ!

That’s BJ up there, not looking to impressed with the affections of Ryan Gosling (who should make a record with Drake, by the way, and call it CREEPY DUCK DUDES). Its his birthday today. For his birthday I believe he’s getting his BED BACK, after giving it up so that the Nomad Dons could sleep in it las week, then some other chaps straight after. That’s the sort of dude BJ is – A BED GIVING UP sort of a dude. Those are the best dudes in the universe, and rare as fuck.

BJ you might know from playing occasional gigs with me over the years and playing music on my songs. Most gloriously he did all of the music for one of my personal favourite songs, The Way Back Home, which started off life as an eight bar Tom Waits sample, that BJ turned into a beautiful languid symphony.

BJ, father of two half Japanese future warlords, is probably the best dad I know of, but he is also also probably the best all round musician I know of too.

While I was out in LA recording with Wade, one of our favourite things was sending BJ a song we were working on, then waiting for him to send back some awesome new keyboard or string parts, that would invariably make the thing 237% more awesome instantly. Going through those zip files is like Christmas every time – better in fact, as you are guaranteed amazing shit and all you are guaranteed at Christmas of any use is wrapping paper, with which to make small fires in the event of a dearth of wood. The particularly great thing about BJ is he finds the melodies I never would, and I am like a heat seeking missile for melodies. But BJ sniffs out the secret esoteric super dope ones that I and no one else would, and makes them whole, rendering them via sounds I’d never think to, and no one else I am aware of would think to either. His is a rare and special talent, one kept from the majority of the world’s ears for too long.

Relatively recently BJ built a studio down the bottom of his garden, out of bricks and wood and concrete, then bit the proverbial metal murder tube and Quit His Day Job, so better to concentrate on becoming the next Hanz Elfman (and have somewhere to hide from his kids, who you can see attacking me at the bottom of this post). Every new thing I hear emanating from that beautiful perfectly insulated box is more glorious than the last, and I fear he will soon have little time to help me with my humble etchings. So it goes.

Anyway, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank BJ for being a great friend and an awesome dude, and also for being fucking dope at making music and making me look better by lending me his skills for so many years.

Now you go enjoy some of his [older] mighty works. Amen.

— Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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SPLASH!

ATD!

— Thursday, February 13th, 2014