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Monday, 14 June 2010
Played at the Shed on Thursday night, somewhere I'd never had the pleasure of playing in my Censored days, the spiritual birthplace of a little band called Kasabian and playing alongside a great new band called Silent Signals (look out for them, they've got two beautiful female vocalists and a band of very talented musos, ambient pop/rock that will have you vibrating with pleasure (I could be a music journo!)) My set was almost like a concerto in two parts (not to grandiose sounding I hope!) ... with the first half being soulful jazzy pop numbers including three brand new songs and a bit of Frank Sinatra thrown in for good measure ... That's Life, that's what all the people say ...
And then the second half of the show at the Shed I got back to doing what I used to do ... bluesy stuff, singing for the testicles up through the stomach and the chest and then raucous through the throat ... a medley based around "You Need Love" by Willie Dxon and Muddy Waters ... then I'm sure old Censored fans will be pleased to hear I played In The Presence of the Lord upon request (yeah, that's right, people actually requeting old stuff, it's only a matter of time before i'm forced to play Your Eyes Are Made of Gold) ... and then a couple more raucous bluesy ones to close, but i'm not going to give the game away ...
And then the followig days it was an outdoor afternoon affair bookended by a couple of original tunes (including Bon Nuit Madame (Goodnight My Lady) being aired at long last in song form) and some Beatles, Ben E. King and a little Martha Reeves & The Vandellas thrown in ...
Peace Love and eternal sunshine to you all,
Thanks for reading,
Matt Henshaw x
PS. Be sure to vote for Matt Henshaw the "New school old-time b-boy" on the LoveBox NME vote thingey ... http://www.facebook.com/LoveboxOfficial
PPS. buy the album on bandcamp, I need the cash, I want to see Europer over the summer ... Munich, Amsterdam, Paris and Prague ... every little helps ..
But for now enjoy the free MP3s and listen listen listen to the message ...
And if you do want to do some more reading up then go to ...
Sippin' at Propaganda through a straw, (from TVs to Maccy Ds),
Kids ground down by the system what's the score,
Never taught to question why? What's for? (We're never taught that),
Is this the life? Well, surely there's much more.
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
So have a read and see where you can catch me and Reggii or just me this summer ...
Don't worry though, there's looooads more to come ...
With Love, Time & Temperance,
Matt Henshaw x
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Here's is the blog that allowed me to become the official SWFC.co.uk blogger for this summer's world cup in South Africa ... I will follow it up shortly with my first proper world cup blog just 4 days before the excitement begins ... it shall be a glorious summer ...
I know this is supposed to be a humorous blog however my entry is laced with sadness ... it was a hot a summers day; the 1st of July if you wish me to be precise. The location was an well-known Australian themed pub in Derby, in the East Midlands, neither here nor there in the United Kingdom. Penalties. The dreaded “P”-word. Rooney was gone; as too was all hope of seeing the semi-finals, perhaps for what felt like my life time, this was our chance, 2006, the golden boys, led by Golden Balls himself. Christiano Ronaldo with one fell wink had done his damage. Lampard: Miss. Hargreaves: Scores, many wouldn’t have even taken him to Germany. Gerrard and Carragher: both Miss, you can guarantee they’d have put it through the net if they had been wearing red!! Then Ronaldo twists the knife, no-one thought he’d be welcomed back to Manchester again (but who would have predicted the best season of his career?!) So there I am stood by the market square fountain in the middle of Derby of all places. And all the passers-by say something to the affect of “good penalty mate” and/or “at least you scored your penalty mate!” I don’t know what was more depressing ... England out of the World Cup; or that all of these drunken people in the middle of Derby thought I was Owen Hargreaves ... and that I was their mate!
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Got myself in the Jane Austen Pride & Prejudice gear for my role ... "Train Passenger 2 - Student (Posh)" ... I think I pulled it off que well ... I had to pretnd to be amazed by the speed and motion of the brand new locomotive ... I received some direction and hung out the side waving my top hat in the air and feeling the breeze on my face ... it was difficult to be amazed by the speed of the train as the cars I could see in the distance on a nearby A road were flying at many times the speed of the old loco ... nevermind, good fun anyways, and I made the most of the catering ... demolished plenty of food ...
The film is called 'The Story of Lion', set in the 1830s and about the steam train driver who drove the first journey from Liverpool to Manchester ... as far as I could glean anyway ... should be around next year, will keep my ear out ...
Here's some links if you want to know more about the choo choo train ...
History lesson over ... now for some music ... had a video shoot yesterday afternoon for this little ditty ... lookin fly ... should be hitting your screens later in the summer ...
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Click on over mofos and have a watch of it if ya like ...
... got a couple of video shoots this week infactizzle just so you know ...
We don't stop ...
With Love, Time & Temperance,
Matt Henshaw x"