Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year and Mail Art Offer

Lake BoyWilma and The RiverPigs Can Fly!We Speak in PicturesXmas Jumper WonderlandEuro Bird Party
Harry's ScreamKeira Sees a GhostCarbon Filter, Sky RideOut of His Mouth Flowed a RiverHappy Whatever!Billy Bates Stands on the Top of His World
The Unruly World of ReillyThe Birth of a GhostRobert Pale Ruminates on LifeThe Magic Xmas JumperLife is Full of ColourTweet, Tweet
Oh Joyous Rain!AutumnDrunk TurtlesShout! The Rain is ComingLovely HeadI have an idea
I was very active this year on the mail art front. You can see the proof by my drawings on flickr. Most of what you see there is what I produced this year. Of course you've seen some of the stuff posted here.

It was great fun meeting new people and a wonderful way to stay in contact with others. So what am I offering? "And is it free?" you may ask. Of course it's free! I want to share with you the joys of actual post. Not emails, or communication over the internet. No, not that, that's quite boring and impersonal. I'll send you some mail, just leave a comment with your email address or send me an email and I'll get your postal address from there. Only if you want and there's no pressure. So on that note I say here's to another creative year. Happy 2013 to all my many friends and blog followers! 

6 comments:

lostgander said...

I really dig this Earth song, Taidgh. Thanks again for prompting me to listen to them. I can't believe it took me this long to get around to checking them out. It pains me to think of how many other bands are out there that I have yet to discover.

Taidgh Lynch said...

Great to hear Sean! Sometimes I'm a little slow to give recommendations, in case I upset people. Phew! Glad it didn't happen this time. Maybe I should take the plunge a little more. Earth is top notch in my books. OM is also another cracking band (dirty and fuzzy). Their music is similar in structure to Tibetan and Byzantine chant. The duo started off with Al Cisneros (bassist) and Chris Hakius (drummer). Both from Sleep. I prefer the music when Chris Hakius was around. Since 2008 Emil Amos (Grails) took over the drumming. Grails is worth checking out as well. I can take you deeper into this sort of music if you like, just testing the ground to see how far I can take you!

lostgander said...

I feel like my taste is pretty narrow in this subgenre or whatever you want to call it. I was listening to sidebar recommendations on YouTube based on my Earth explorations. I liked some Sunn O))) but not all, only the quieter more meditative songs. I also prefer lack of vocals. Basically anything in line with the initial Earth offerings you recommended would be welcome, but the heavier guitar work, growling and moaning, etc. is not for me. I will check out OM...I'd seen them pop up here and there during my recent forays.

Taidgh Lynch said...

Good to know. I'm really not gone on vocals too. I listen to a lot of instrumental music. I don't listen to much of Sunn O))) these days, it's just too much for me at times. I love to meet up with a friend of mine, he listens to rock and regaee, and hear him relate to the time when he stumbled upon a Sunn O))) gig. Not his cup of tea though he said it was a wonderful experience. He said his entire body was trembling because of the noise and he felt he was getting moved literally by it. Maybe he was stoned too! But he liked the fact that the noise itself was earth-shattering and almost tangible.

Here are two bands for and then I'll leave you be. There's no point flooding you with music. Believe me, too much music is not good. Check out Eternal Tapestry (try the 4th Door first) and Barn Owl. I'll leave your ears alone for the time being! I hope you find something you like!

lostgander said...

Yeah, sounds like he was stoned. So far I like Grails a lot, especially The Burden of Hope album. OM is good, too, and I don't mind the vocals there, as they are kind of soothing and chant-like. Thanks for the additional ones...Barn Owl is appealing on name alone. I believe I've got a lot to marinate in now. Perfect weather over here for this stuff at the moment...rainy and grey.

Taidgh Lynch said...

Good to hear. No pressure to like everything and I hope you don't marinate in it for too long! Some of the music definitely suits the grey and rainy weather we're having here as well.