OMA 14-04 New York (USA) – Saint Vitus 15-04 Philadelphia PA (USA) – The Pouch 16-04 Kent OH (USA) – Zephyr 18-04 Detroit MI (USA) – Trixies 20-04 Chicago IL (USA) – The Burlington 21-04 Cincinnati (USA) – Junkers Tavern 22-04 Columbus OH (USA) – Dirty Dungarees 23-04 Pittsburgh PA (USA) – Ruggers
SNIRP KOS SINOMIS 12-05 Amsterdam-N (NL) – De Tanker
MOONDOG H’ART SONGS 14-05 Lyon (F) – Opéra de Lyon
OISEAUX–TEMPÊTE 02-07 Lärz (D) – Fusion festival
MOONDOG H’ART SONGS 11-10 Paris (F)
OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE 03-11 Lille (F) – Aeronef 05-11 Lorient (F) – L’Hydrophone (Festival les Indisciplinées) 23-11 Nancy (F) – L’Autre Canal 24-11 Nevers (F) – Café Charbon 25-11 Cognac (F) – Les Abattoirs 08-12 Joué-les-Tours (F) – Temps Machine 09-12 Limoges (F) – CCM John Lennon 10-12 Angers (F) – Chabada
Concerts in 2022 … …… THE AND 01 • 10-02 Beauregard (F) – Le Presbyt’hair 02 • 11-02 Auch (F) – Le Migou 03 • 12-02 Montauban (F) – La Mémo 04 • 12-02 Toulouse (F) – Ches Bovy Dit Chanpagne 05 • 13-02 Loubajac (F) – Au Chantier OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE 06 • 25-02 Périgueux (F) – Sans Réserve (cinéconcert) MOONDOG H’ART SONGS 07 • 05-03 Valence (F) – Theatre de Valence G.W. SOK 08 • 08-03 Amsterdam (NL) – De Nieuwe Anita (booklaunch)
So now it is September 2021, and somehow the world is slowly getting back to some kind of normal… Some kind of new normal, though. This virus thing has done some seriously strange things to people’s minds. Then again, happy to be able to play a series of shows again, in front of real people not screens.
The album of G.W. Sok and Ignacio Córdoba… we are waiting with its release till we are sure we can really do a tour, so that won’t be any sooner than 2022.
The album of L&S… Basically it is ready, but like with the album above, we are waiting with releasing it till next year.
The album of King Champion Sounds… What can I say? The sleeve is okay? “Asking for a friend”…
Meanwhile, also working with Arnold (Zea, The Ex) on a small writing challenge called “Duel:Duet”, initiated by Petrichor publishers.
Hard to tell, right? This year, all shows so far have been either cancelled or postponed or redirected to other uncertain dates. Concerts with Oiseaux-Tempête, L&S, King Champion Sounds, OMA, Zoikle, GW Sok & Nacho Córdoba, solo stuff… they’re all waiting in the wings, and quite a lot of wings there are. Meanwhile, OMA‘s album Under The World was released after all. The album of L&S (together with the GAM orchestra), When The Vowels Fall has been mixed and mastered and we’re looking for a label to release it. The album of G.W. Sok & Nacho Córdoba, Is This A House, is also almost ready, we’re working on the sleeve and stuff. King Champion Sounds, too, are working on their next, 5th album, and I guess right now it’s somewhere around mixing time. Concertwise I am focusing on September as the earliest month that Something Audible might be Happening Again. Hard to tell, though, everything is bound to change before you know it. In the meantime, maybe I should start to write another book? Hm… I don’t know. But then again? Anyway… Fingers crossed.
ANYWAY… is the title, of a series of 45 daily reports about 45 record-sleeves that were important to me. Basically all the records I was involved in during my time (and life) with The Ex.
Originally the narratives appeared on Facebook, challenged by Mice Elf, a.k.a. Uno Hoo. The positive feedback that came with it, made me decide to turn it into a book. I thank you all for the encouragement.
The book contains all 45 narratives, no more and no less. Well, okay, true, I took out some typos, and added a little epilogue. 100 pages in total, full-colour, size 18 by 18 cm, comes in a special package. Published by Druxat on October the 5th, 2020…
Available via the webshop of The Ex. Each copy costs 12 euros plus postage. Ordering ANYWAY… can be done… here.