upcomings to which I will be ongoing(s)………number one: Incubate (NL) 2014

I’ve been a bit slack in the update department (for some time!), but having just ‘migrated’ – I do LOVE these tech terms – having just MIGRATED the Comus website to WP I’ve got a bit of wind in my sails, and I thought that I would add a dash of colour and local interest here…..

I’m very pleased that both Bobbie and I will be playing – (in Bobbie’s case, singing) – at Incubate 2014 with David Tibet’s Current 93 this September. Having played on C93’s latest album, ‘I Am The Last Of All The Field That Fell‘, and at the album launch earlier this year at the Union Chapel in London, I am looking forward hugely to weaving bass clarinet and flute darkly back into David Tibet’s poetic chiaroscuro and labyrinthine hermeneutics.

The Festival runs from 15th – 21st September in Tilburg (NL). Below is their very groove-heavy, early Soviet-influenced logo, do please ‘click here’ for details, as suggested……….

Jon Seagroatt Incubate Festival w Current 93

‘Thin Coat’ by the Duffs

Amongst all the metaphorical loose change, bus tickets, dead wasps etc. that I found down the back of the external hard-drive cushions whilst looking for some of the photos / audio for this blog, I found the little gem below. It’s a recording of ‘Thin Coat’ by the Duffs, a fantastic Oxfordshire-based band that I joined in the late ’80s.

The other three members of the band, Peter Franklin (vocals, guitars), Ian Staples (bass) and Pete Gardner (drums) all lived on narrowboats around Banbury. I would drive up from Southend-on-Sea for rehearsals and gigs in a fantastically decrepit, hand-painted, long-wheelbase Transit that burned oil at such a rate that I had to stop every so often and top up the reservoir.

This recording was made by the legendary and greatly-missed Richard Haynes at Dungeon Studio in Ascott-under-Wychwood.

a tidying up…….

Hello, and a very cordial welcome to my new blog / website.

I  like the WordPress way of doing things, so I’ve decided to ‘migrate’ my old website to here, and, as it wafts gently past in the ether, I thought that I’d take the opportunity to plump up the cushions, run a duster the over the window sills, and tidy up the pages and content……..

I’m still not sure about site architecture, but I’ve decided to assign pages to my various musical outings, aliases and involvements both by name and active dates. If the date bracket is open, the project is still active. If the date bracket has ‘from / to’ dates it’s a ‘resting’ project.

I think (hope) that makes sense!