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What I'm Listening to at the Moment - Top 10

1)Wilco - the whole love
2)Grateful Dead - europe '72
3)Faith No More - the real thing
4)Weezer - make believe
5)Gillian Welch - the harrow and the harvest
6)Tinariwen - tassali
7)counting crows - august and everything after
8)The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis:bold as love
9)Tricky - maxinquaye
10)Neil Young - dreamin man live '92

Thoughts and Reflections on Musical Influences

Music is forever changing and its easy to be caught in a time warp. I grew up in the 90s and listened to alot of the alternative bands, such as pearl jam and soundgarden. Over the last few years I lost faith in contemporary music and could not really connect with the new music coming through. But I find there's always a handful of good bands every year and recently bought the new gaslight anthem and hold steady albums and really liked them.

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What am I Listening To?

To me listening to music is as important as creating songs. I have a quite diverse music collection and always look for new and exciting sounds. Growing up in the 90s I got into the alternative music scene and still listen to this music today, also I am a fan of reggae, trance and world music. The following list shows my currently favourite albums, which provide me with inspiration to write my own songs.

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2010 - Recording New Album

I will be recording new songs this year and hope to improve the quality. I have 15-20 songs to record with titles such as perception, time and space , rising moon and faith. The new song RITUAL is available to download now and is about the music industry and what it means to be the listener and consumer.

Pearl Jam Live at Manchester Arena, 17/08/09

On the 17th of august I went to see pearl jam at manchester, the last time I went to see them was nine years before at the same venue. Being a big inspiration on my music I was looking forward to the gig for many months. After a few beers , we arrived at the arena, gomez were supporting and warmed up the crowd well.

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Visited

My new song visited is a reflection of my interest in history and ancient civilizations. Most people have heard of atlantis and today is regarded as a myth, there are many theories that say it was a very advanced civilization and was destroyed mysteriously about 11,000 years ago. After this three advanced cultures appeared, sumer, known as the "cradle of civilization", egypt and the indus valley. The sumerians were the first known people to study the stars and develop the written word.

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