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So I was out in LA last week, on my way to a Hollywood recording studio with Wade, when our passage was blocked by The Iron Man 3 premiere. I’ve never been near a hollywood movie premiere before. It was pretty creepy, there were all these screetching creatures weilding giant blow up Robert Downer Jnr. dolls.
Anyway, it reminded me I’d started a beautiful and powerful piece of music based around a sample from the first trailer some months back, for no good reason other than stoned enjoyment, and certainly no intended project for it to live on. So when I got back to Don Studios in London I FINISHED THAT THING and then I UPLOADED that thing and now its yours. ALE JACA EST!
ATD, May 2013
PS – @mixroulette won the POPE competition! Message me your adress to claim your prize! Ave!
That means I will be posting out all the Broke swag TODAY!
So go get your orders in before it’s all gone as it is all ENTIRELY LIMITED.
If you want anything specific singing – or a specific area of the print signing, for that matter (I am defaukting to the back), send an email with your order and let me know.
Speaking of Broke, here’s a special message from Gruff Rhys:
Still speaking of Broke, Steve Lamacq played it on his BBC 6music show yesterday afternoon, so a great big high five for him. I recorded some radio drops yesterday too – if you’re a DJ and you want some drops, holla.
The following messages came in via the channels requesting component parts for remixing and playing:
No time to write anything brilliant and urgent today, despite the terrorist “Universal Music Group”‘s continued reign of terror, as I am off to Camden to meet Stephen Hague and discuss my third album and a special project we might be working on, so it’s lucky that Brighton based painter Holly Sellors sent me this beautiful work of art. Look at the beautiful work of art! Look at all those mes! It’s called We’re All Clones, I think. I particularly like the way all their heads start to resemble that Joy Division LP after a few seconds of gazing. Word to Mickey Mouse.
Oh, and I got this in the mail too:
Dear Akira The Don,
I love ” Nothing Lasts Forever”…….and after you posted the acapella (again….i missed it the first time !) ,i had to do the version thats been rattling around in head over the past few months. Have a listen mate….and if you ever want to take on the “Country Pop” demographic …..then it might be of some use : / ??
Peace…Respect….and keep doing what your doing,
I might have mentioned this before and I might not, but Last Christmas by Wham! is definitely my favourite Christmas song. I have never, in all my years of being alive and hearing it 100 times a year gotten sick of it. How weird is that? Anyway, sometimes I sing it to myself all slow in my head, in a chopped and screwed fashion, and I heard it actually chopped and screwed in a dream the other night, so I decided that I was going to have to do it myself, in order ot make the dream a reality, which is what life is all about after all.
I find that slowing the record down and chopping at it, as is so often the case, brings out certain qualities in the song, amplifying the pathos and dragging the listener down with it.