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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Busy Being Fabulous

Just as expected, the last few days have been mostly about Second Life. I'm actually grateful for my weekly podcast because it's a great way to cool off from all the SL activities I've been involved in since the last one. As soon as I submitted my first academic paper on Second Life for the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media earlier today I jumped straight into the production of the 90th edition of my weekly Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast.

Former Dripht guitarist Patrick Galea has been promising us a new studio recording since last year. Recording as Pekletrick he is now all set to release his first solo album on 24 November at Rookies. If Reclaiming Space, which is presumably the title track, is anything to go by, this should be a fabulous debut album. Bring it on!

Last night, Cable 35 launch their first CD release entitled My First EP at the Poxx Bar, with BNI as a support act. The track A Beautiful Story shows that they have very capably mastered the ability to shoot out a 3-minute pop rock tune that's very radio friendly and can give other wannabes enough to worry about to spare us from saturating the local market with too much of this stuff.

The follow-ups on my podcasts never fail to amaze me. After I featured a track by Acces To on last week's podcast, I found out that the band's bass player is a very accomplished composer of incidental music. Justin Martin recorded a show reel of this material last year and has included some of it on his MySpace page as Valley Wave Sound Solutions. I've selected to play The Pirate's waltz, which really shows Martin's compositional prowess to the full.

Also this week, I found a new clip on YouTube showing Corkscrew playing live on a local TV show. Apparently they played more than one track during this programme. One of them is Insomniac from their 2004 album No Ordinary Maybe. If nothing else, it's always great to see ir-Rex play bass in so many different formations. Is there anyone who works harder than him in the local music scene?

Eve Ransom seem to be making quite an impression these days. They've released a new song called Souvenier and it's apparently receiving a considerable amount of airplay on some local radio stations in Malta. I've been wanting to play something by this band on my podast since last year and I've finally managed to get my hands on Believe, which is also used on the cable TV show Kick Off. They'll be added to my list of nominations for the 2007 Listeners' Top Picks, which will be launched for voting in a couple of weeks or so.

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Blogger Lady VAM said...

I read your article on the newspaper. Facebook is quite addictive I must admit. Hope you are well 

5:26 PM, November 12, 2007
Blogger Toni Sant said...

Perhaps I should blog about that article. Thanks for reminding me! ;-) 

5:58 PM, November 12, 2007

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