Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What's on my ipod now # 10

These days I'm grooving to -

Adrain Belew
The Allman Brothers
The Beatles
Beck, Bogert & Appice
Black Sabbath
Brian Eno
Buddy Guy
Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Don Caballero
ISIS
Jeff Beck & the Jeff Beck Group
Mr. Bungle
Nick Drake
Patto

Cleaning out my 'attic'

So I've been going through ALL the music I ever wrote/recorded so far in life.

I'm putting all of it up on this site here -

http://cescoemmanuel.bandcamp.com/

Have a listen when you can.

This first month's installment is the very first original band I was ever in - Brothers Grimm, we only released one record called - 'Foise', in September 1996.

We had a rather conflict-ridden band life and called it quits right as the album was released. Talk about bad timing on my part.

But nonetheless, here it is online for those who would like to hear what we did back 1996.

Enjoy.

Next month - more music. Stay tuned!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

State of Emergency in Trinidad....making most of the time we have


Everything really is relative you know? It's funny how much we value time when we don't have much of it.

For the fifth time in our country's history, we're in a state of emergency with curfews placed on various parts of our twin-isle.

While many people are moaning and groaning about what this will, if anything accomplish; the fact still remains that our lives have changed now because of this recent situation, and we are all affected by this state of emergency.

Personally, I think it's a great move to tackle our country's crime problem.

Of course, the reality is we all have to be indoors by 9PM, and so night life is curtailed for a bit.

In the process, I'm trying to make lemonade out of lemons. I'm catching up on reading, practicing more guitar at night and mixing down a few music tracks of mine that I've been putting off for a few years.

So, in some sort of weird way, I'm actually glad this curfew is happening, because I'm clearing up my backlog of work that I said I was gonna get to now, for a good lil while.

Time is a valuable asset that never comes back.

My cousin used to tell me all the time, 'Three things don't ever come back - The spoken word, the spent arrow and time wasted'

So my advice to everyone during this time lockdown is make the most of all this free time you have now, do some good and clear out your mental closet and attic of work you might've been putting off.

Now, get to work ;>