Wednesday, 18 May 2016
We were lucky enough to be invited round to Bob and Maggie's house to hear (and watch) Bob doing a pre-concert, concert - several dates in London.
I was wondering what it would sound like - Bob unplugged, (or not quite as he was armed with a very beautiful electric guitar and various loop pedals, etc) having listened to his music in its 'full form'.
Full form being the most extraordinary melange of instruments and voice - all him playing, singing and multi-tracked - drums, guitars, horns, banjos - you name it.
Lawn Ornaments, the album is a wonderful trip into Bob's brain - hilarious and poetic wordage, just about every musical instrument and genre one could imagine and the occasional pop of his own laughter as some of the more deranged sentences slip forth. I especially like the sections involving instruments he has picked up and thought - 'yeah, why not - I can do this!' a wavering trumpet, a plinking gut of some stringed thing . . .
My favourite track so far . . . Wolf's Nose; a mad and beautiful observation into wolves olfactory natural talents.
Bob on stage
Beer-holding bear/marmot? update - bear is called Bagel, made for Bob by http://woodlandteddies.com/ hand made furries of all sorts.
'Have a great tour' cake