Christmas / End of the World post.

So 2012 is almost over, a quiet year on the SIC front, but a good one all the same. Well as good a year as can be expected when you live in a country where the politicians pay themselves and their corporate gambler buddies extra, at the expense of the disabled and less well off. But they’ll get their just desserts sooner or later. Maybe even on December 21st…

The only new thing i released this year was the song Blackest Mirror, part of my contribution to Record Store Gay. Here it is, and since it’s Christmas it’s free to download now too.

The other part of my contribution to that was my cover of Bananarama’s Robert De Niro’s Waiting. I like to think I didn’t completely murder it, though you might feel differently. Anyway, here it is, and it’s free now too so grab it if you want it.

Here’s something from forever ago, as Bon Iver might put it. That’d be 2001 or thereabouts. I happened upon it recently, it was recorded on my trusty old Boss BR8, a fine music recording machine if a little bit limited by todays standards.

Note the fuzz bass and distorted drum machine. I was all about the rawck back then. Good old F.R.O.T.N.Y.

Anyway, that’s enough of the old stuff. Here’s something new from a little side project of instrumentals I’ve been working on. It’s got the rather unseasonable title of On The Prowl, but don’t let that put you off.

Here’s another one. 

I have a bunch of new SIC stuff in the works, so that means there’ll be a new LP sometime in 2013. More info on that in the new year!

I’ve also been playing bass with the band You Kiss By The Book over the last while. Last gig of the year with those guys is on December  23rd in the Grand Social here in Dublin. There’ll be tons of Christmas cheer and bass player impersonations galore from your’s truly, so it should be a fun night.

That’s all from me then, if you’ve made it to the end of this post thanks for reading. And of course for listening. And if the world doesn’t end on the 21st, have a great Christmas!