A long time ago I wrote for Furthernoise.org. I just discovered that those pages are down and my backup of them is inaccessible on this version the sprawling mess that is markfrancombe.com.
So here are ALL my reviews!
Bloody ages ago, I used to write reviews on an experimental webzine called furthernoise.org. Those writings exist somewhere on this very site actually.
Anyway, Roger Mills was the editor and he ran off to Australia for some reason, and started The Ethernet Orchestra. This was a art/music/phd thesis, about music that is played across networks. And for one performance I was a member, performing in my pyjamas from my bedroom, at an ungodly hour, while the rest of the group were on stage in the land down under. Well he seems to have written a book, made a film, or something, at least there’s a very nice poster… Although not mentioned, I’m pretty certain Im Oslo.
I’ve been getting the music magazine The Wire for about 25 years, and I still have most of them!
Never have I felt the need to write to them, but after the editor Derek Walmsley told a little story about slightly wishing he had bothered to learn an instrument properly, I was driven I tell ya, to write.
I have always been into more experimental ways of playing the guitar, with loads of fx, guitar synths and not to mention, looping. But never really got to be an expert guitar player, which I regret. And probably too late now.
However, Hilde bought me a lapsteel guitar for christmas (and I bought another one a few weeks later- you kind of need a few to investigate different tunings)… And Im determined to learn. Anyway, cut a long story short.. my letter was printed, god-dammit!
And here it is!