Now in the full swing of things preparing and recording for Lyneste’s new CD ‘Generation’. It will be presented on 21.03.2020 and released on the same day. Cathy and I definitely have some great songs on this disc, which will probably be the last one we actually have pressed. After that, we will move on to small batches and online services (not that these pay their musicians anything near a fair royalty!).
Had the most fantastic photo safari with Lighthouse Photography (Stefan Mayr). When I’ve had a chance to process a few shots, I’ll post them on a new page here.
So, the Brecht Festival finished and I won third place :-). Actually, I was second for a long time and only got outvoted right at the end. Pleased for the band and the winner and chuffed with myself. I think the song’s good enough for the next
This is it! Today I’ll be performing my new song ‘Meine Stadt’ as a part of the Brecht Festival in Augsburg. I’m one of the final selected contestants and I’ve decided I’m going to enjoy myself singing it for the World tonight! Wish me luck! Where: SOHO Stage, Ludwig Str. Augsburg, starting at 21:00. Apparently, the gig’s sold out, but there may be tickets at the door tonight.
Due to a million distractions, Pre-Earth in German is still not finished (but it’s making progress towards the end). I’ve had events in the Amazona-Zentrum, Augsburg, and I’ve been working on my (tri-lingual!) submarine book project as well as trying to polish up the sequel to Pre-Earth (English). Running all these projects in parallel is quite time-consuming, but it will pay off in 2019! Now I just have to write 12-15 songs for Lyneste’s new CD, which is scheduled to appear early 2020. Phew!
I finally feel I’m reaching the end. I’ve had quite some help from friends and should be able to finish the manuscript next week. with the intention of launching the book at Amazon a.s.a.p.
I will be hosting new Whisky & Songs events at Augsburg’s Amazona Zentrum: http://www.amazona-zentrum.com, starting this Autumn and moving on into 2019. Check their calendar for details.
Just added a bunch of new gigs for this Autumn in the Augsburg area!
Check them out here: Gigs
So there we are! Lyneste has been on stage for 10 years. Looking at the photos from the past I can say it’s been a great experience. Almost 200 gigs in 7 countries and 4 CDs. We decided to go for a new CD Autumn 2019. It’s gonna be great …
Benn very busy with new songs for a new CD lately. Added Lyneste’s stuff to Bandcamp and will follow up with my own songs too. Read some parts of an Anthology from a MasterClass course about writing (collecting new impulses) and came up with the idea of writing very short stories for a while. It would come easier to me, as a longer novel really does engage me for weeks. Also, I have tons of ideas that I could use, and the production turnover would be higher too. Hmm, time to think over the next two weeks when not recording new songs!