Monthly Archives: April 2018

Music update

Due to unforseen circumstances, the planned followup to Red Jean Blues has been postponed for the forseeable future.

This does not preclude the release of other material- I am delaying the release of this particular single due to the lyrical content not meshing well with my current situation. In other words, it’s “too soon”. This does not mean it will never be released, in fact I may feel comfortable releasing it when enough time has passed.

I am to resume work on the Notorious Nine’s debut album shortly.

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I have another passion apart from rambling incoherently on the internet

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a rockstar. At the age of 5 I idolised Liam Gallagher, owning several pairs of his favourite kind of shades and happily tearing off my “Brian Clough” green jumper in the middle of class to reveal an Oasis T-shirt. As was the style of the time I moved onto the Spice Girls, but never quite shook off my roots.

So you can conclude that this passion is music. But I just don’t have the personality to be flashy and outgoing, as much as I want to be. I make Morrissey look like Pee Wee Herman. Nevertheless, the internet has opened up channels previously closed to the wannabe musician. And so here is the project I have teased previously.

Introducing my group* The Notorious Nine and our debut single Red Jean Blues! Apparently, this song is already number one in Azerbaijan!

Musically, we believe that genre is a restrictive, unnecessary category and that liberties should be taken in all endeavours. If I wake up in a doo-wop mood, I’ll write a doo-wop song. If I wake up in a rock mood on the day of recording said doo-wop song, I’ll give it an edge during recording. The overarching theme is “do what thou willst”. This “labelless” approach also has a double meaning- by not being tied to a label, we are free to release whatever the fuck we want, when we want it. We won’t be pressured into doing another RJB just because that song was a big hit in Azerbaijan. If we ever do get signed to a major label, artistic freedom must be guaranteed or ELSE.

Keep an eye out for our debut album, coming soon!

*Okay, I may be stretching the truth a little here. The Notorious Nine is, at the moment, merely a one-person project- that person being me. The name is nonindicative of the actual number of members- whoever shows up on the day can be a member! However, I have approached interested parties and they may be appearing on upcoming releases.