Monday, July 14, 2014

Mo recommends...

Round at Mo and Nancy's on Friday evening, Mo introduced us to a few new/old things...


Anonymous Neil Houlton said...

Hi Matthew, I've been listening to your music on Internet Archieve for a long time and love every note. The website is so full and bursting with infomation on new bands and interesting ideas, I which I lived nearer to Canterbury somtimes. Do you ever get down to Dorset, I would love to come and hear you play. Also thank you for posting the video of Hiromi, could she squeeze anymore joy out of playing.Peace, Neil.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Matthew Watkins said...

Hi Neil,

Well, that's a surprise - I do sometimes wonder why I put all those recordings up on the Archive. The numbers of listens gradually creep up, but I receive almost no feedback, so I do doubt the worth of what I'm doing a lot of the time! I find a lot of my playing quite ropey and can barely listen back to those recordings once they're up there (but I try to factor in my self-critical tendencies and leave open the possibility someone might like them).

I do get down to Dorset occasionally, but as you've probably deduced, I don't usually do any kind of public performance.

Have we met somewhere? Or did you just stumble upon my music randomly?

There may be a "real" album project in the pipeline soon (my friend Stella discovered some of my saz tunes and is very keen to get involved in recording them properly), so stay tuned for that...

all the best,

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Neil Houlton said...

Hi Matthew,
no we never met, I'm just an old hippy who constantly looks for new music. I think I found your music whilst looking for field recordings following the issue of "john barclaycorn reborn: dark britannica". We also share a similar love for adventurous music that looks like it' never going to bother the charts.Cheers, Neil.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Matthew Watkins said...

You mentioned Dorset - you're not the Neil Houlton who's the vicar at St Andrew's, Boscombe?

9:34 AM  

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