Friday, December 15, 2006

It's been a while

The last 6 months have been very exciting seat of the pants stuff. revisiting all kinds of experiences from the past and reminding me of some things that had lain dormant in my failing memory.

Today I launched - sort of the new thing - little bird - It is inspired by the spirit of the Brazilian football icon Garrincha. He was an awesome player who overcame physical disability to become a world great and then disappeared too soon seemingly a victim of his weaknesses. Oversimplified analysis? yes, but I would commend you to pick up a copy of Alex Bellos's Futebol: A Brazilian Way of Life and read his chapter on the diminutive genius. Inspirational!

little bird released Peacock the debut single by Band(ism) into an unsuspecting world today. Another trip to Piccadilly Records who took it with open arms and a heart as big as Liverpool (that is a big heart, ask Wylie). It's a lovely piece of art and should be well received. My thanks go out Mike Chavez-Dawson whose unstoppable tenacity reminds me of Micky Thomas, his grace reminds me of Audrey Hepburn and his patience..... well that would satisfy even Gary Barlow's needs.

I promise to come back a lot sooner and share some laughs and tears from the past very soon.