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Song of the Day: “Gloria’s 100 Million Daughters” by Stephen Evens

Posted in Music, Of the Day with tags , , , , on 1 June, 2009 by Ally
Stephen Evens

Stephen Evens needs YOU!

Stephen Evens is a songwriter who has a lot of bitterness and resentment and is channeling it into writing songs to void it manifesting itself as a cancer or an abnormal growth. The songs are beautiful and the words are horrible. I don’t know why you don’t think that’s a good thing. It’s all our fault.

My good friend and bandmate Stephen just happens to be the man behind Stephen Evens. I hope you’ll trust me when I tell you his tunes are worth listening to attentively, not because I know him but because they’re quite marvelous. I especially recommend Gloria’s 100 Million Daughters, which makes my tummy go all funny.

You might even consider seeing his gig at the 12 Bar Club next Monday (8 June 2009). The password is “mukluks”, just tell him Big Vinny sent you.

Get What You Pays For: a Music Video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 28 September, 2008 by Ally

Today I threw together a video for my latest single. It’s a no-budget piece of abstract nonsense shot by me and my friend Den while he was visiting from Amsterdam. There’s lots of footage of Pippin, the cat featured on the cover of the single, and lots of creepy looping images. If you have a phobia of cats, enjoy the nightmares…

Shameless Self Promotion

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on 13 September, 2008 by Ally

Click the kitty to listen on last.fm

There’s something you ought to know about me. I’m a musician by trade. Doesn’t it make your heart sing? No, wait… whatchacallit… sink! Anyway, I did the guitars and the voice, and wrote the songs. The drums are by Stephen Gilchrist (Stuffy/the Fuses) and the bass is by Ruth Goller (Acoustic Ladyland). One of the tracks also has Pete Wareham (Acoustic Ladyland and Polar Bear) playing his amazing saxophone.

I don’t expect everyone to like what I do, but on the offchance that you do, please know that I have self-released a single; self-released because no one else expects everyone to like what I do either! But if you like Cardiacs, Deerhoof, Charlottefield and that sort of thing, you might like to give it a listen. There’s also a very lovely review on Heavy Soil if you still can’t make your mind up.

Since the lyrics are vaguely related to film, I also present a free download. Ally Craig – Pilot Inspektor (MP3). It’s about… well, I’ll let you work it out for yourself. There’s also more stuff on MySpace. OK, I’ll get back to writing about flickering things now.