5 Oct 2019 OFFLINE FOR AT LEAST A WEEK with grandchildren
3 Oct 2019 Back briefly from mountains and weddings and Tilley the Coleman pop-up '000s of km and one blowout. About to disappear for another week with grandchildren. Then eye surgery again, sigh. So not a wonderful 5090 and listening has gone totally down the drain. Ah well: some music for collabs and fill-ins will happen, and there's FAWM to come...
OFFLINE TILL END SEPTEMBER 9occasionaly look-in is all)
3 Sep 2019 let's see...the legal mess is sort of under control, or on hold, or something. Banks have taken leave of their senses, the wood heater got fitted so no pneumonia, wife health improving but still an issue, lots of other things happening, now...family weedigns in dark and distant northern NSW. We're going via the mountains so a bit of skiing will happen, but basically not on the internet for any reasonab,le length of time until about 29 September. A really bad listen this 5090, just no time and not enough.
22 August 2019 In the throes of existential guilt because I do ahve scattered songs on the make but I haven't listened to anybody much at all, nor likely to till almost the end of 5090. What else? oh, legal things a continuing nightmare, trying to make sense of banks, sorting out eye issues (yes, they will sort out and all good but disruptive), quick demolitions nd renovations to fit a wood heater into a heritage 175yo 3-storey building with a minimumof fuss, continuing not-well wife, dognapping/dogminding, lots of other wholly non-creative things. Not a good time, really.
Also delayign the launch of Flying Tadpole's Travelling Blues Band because CDBaby has muddled the selling price...cripes...
5 August 2019 Still a mess. Eye op for cataract tomorrow (I'll then stop being a one-eyed commenter ). Family things on. Motivation is tricky. Clean-ups. Starting to listen a bit. Need to do teh committed collabs but looks like August is IT for me, what doesn't happen in the next 3 weeks won't happen. Still, more productive than some 5090s I Have Tried....
27 July 2019 I have at least managed a bit of new piano. And set the super-sad forlorn regretful old-bands, old-wounds lyrics of @Aging Ophelia. I guess I better do a bit more listening now. Still short on time. Four songs by the end of July. Sigh.
10 July 2019 Nothing happening, can't listen, can't write, sorting out cleanup for Flying Tadpole's Travelling Blues Band before pre-purchase and August launch, I fear July is a write off, lots of non-music things, library and legal deposit things, catching up, re-arranging a whole floor after the gas line got put in, outside messes. What a mess.
5 July 2019 PLANS PLANS PLANS of mice and men...I'm going to put out, by Christmas, a Collaborations album--current title "ColLaboratory Rat"--with my more formal FAWMal and 5090 collabs on it. Going back through the years too. See http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/content/pretty-please . Also (I hope, if enough material happens) to put out another collab with a very different feel. So that's two albums. And there's a steady supply of programme/background/melancholic piano/orchestral stuff. And I'll try again at epicness.
4 July 2019 Up and down ladders, working on window vents, no listening it's going to be a long slow start to 5090. Lots of stuff to do non-music, Deborah still not able to do anything much, so it goes. Sigh.
2 July 2019...AN IMPORTANT WARNING...don't give your imaginary friends any credit on your recordings! It's bad enough I'm stuck with Flying Tadpole as a separately recognised recording artist, but now Flying Tadpole is stuck with Flying Tadpole's Travelling Blues Band as a separately recognised recording group. Otherwise "They" wouldn't allow the album into public distro!.
26 June 2019 ...and off we go. I'm in the final stages of production of "Flying Tadpole's Travelling Blues Band", after a successful Kickstarter to get the compendium of 5090 and FAWM Flying Tadpole songs up and out. Almost at the point of sending rewards out to all the lovely backers, and then I can turn, briefly, to 5090. I'll launch the public release probably mid-August now.
I KNOW I was here 10 years ago, in 2009! I've got the archive and opera to prove it! Anyway, I followed @Hummingbird in. 2016 & 2017 were pretty dire, and I missed most of FAWM2018, but 2019 was great! So I'll try leaping into 5090 this yeartoo. I'll still beerratic in presence and absence, with fortnight absences inevitably...apologies in advance.
Occasionally paid musician, long-term unpaid satirist, paid-up internet junkie: in polite company as Tim Fatchen (quiet, serious); impolite company as Flying Tadpole (loud, rabid...songs marked [FT]).
A quick sampling of both Tim Fatchen & Flying Tadpole is on http://www.youtube.com/flyingtadpole , Or http://flyingtadpole.com will give you all the links! And the tip hat is sitting at http://patreon.com/timfatchen Throw a dollar in occasionally and get some extra music!
|1||Dance of the Purple Elf||
|5||4 months 12 hours|
|2||And a Drink or Two (piano/vox)||Aging Ophelia||7||3 months 3 weeks|
|3||Warm Winter Room 1||8||3 months 3 weeks|
|4||Warm Winter Room 2||6||3 months 3 weeks|
|5||Warm Winter Room 3||7||3 months 3 weeks|
|6||Deep Fried Tadpole Blues [FTTBB]||
|10||3 months 2 weeks|
|7||Old Hands||5||3 months 1 week|
|8||The Drums! (or) On Discovering that Daenerys...||6||3 months 1 week|
|9||Forever Curvy||darcistrutt||9||3 months 3 days|
||kahlo2013||7||3 months 2 days|
|11||Missing a little||6||2 months 3 weeks|
|12||Frantic Whisk||4||2 months 2 weeks|
|13||Awaiting the Sun's Return 1 (Late Winter 1)||3||2 months 2 weeks|
|14||Awaiting the Sun's Return 2 (Late Winter 2)||2||2 months 2 weeks|
|15||Awaiting the Sun's Return 3 (Late Winter 3)||2||2 months 2 weeks|
|16||Snowbird Passing||4||1 month 2 weeks|