I start my month-long tour of Europe on Friday, and for the first time in ages I’m going to be touring completely alone. This is partly terrifying, and partly liberating, but one thing it means is that I won’t have as much time to write my customary tour diary, because I’ll be driving huge distances all the time.
So instead, I’m going to be doing an audio blog using the SoundCloud app on my phone whilst driving from one gig to the next (using my hands-free kit, of course) and then uploading it once I reach the venue (wi-fi permitting). It’ll be part tour diary, part radio show, part podcast, part food review, but all very interesting (probably).
Obviously I need a great name for my new audio diary / podcast / radio show thing, and when brainstorming with Tom the other day, he came up with Motion Sickness, which I thought was prettaaayyy good. But there are a lot of clever people out there and I thought I’d put it to YOU to see if you can do better.
If you come up with the winning name then I’ll send you a tour postcard, and of course you’ll get the dubious honour of branding my new diary thing. If no one comes up with anything good, then Motion Sickness it will be. After all, the name is pretty great.
Blindsided remix competition: update
Myself and remix connoisseur Jose Vanders have started creating a shortlist of remixes for our parents to judge. Sorry for the delay but there were 70+ entries (which is a lot to listen to, like seven albums of music)!
Read more about the competition: lukeandjose.com/remix
Listen to the entries on SoundCloud: bit.ly/blindsideddropbox
Apparently mine and Jose’s stems for our remix competition have now been downloaded 2,483 times, including over 300 downloads of mine and Jose’s vocal stems, which by my reckoning means we could be receiving around 300 remixes. Insane. And there’s still about six weeks until the competition ends!
You can hear the entries so far here. It’s so exciting to hear people’s creations from all over the world, using music that we made in a studio in England. The Internet is crazy.
Thank you to SoundCloud for making this possible!
Spending a few days in Manchester with Duncan Howsley editing the documentary film that’s accompanying my new album. It’s looking sick! You can check out the preview videos so far at lukeleighfield.com/newseason.
SoundClouder Of The Day | 19.10.10
The majestic SoundCloud deemed me worthy of being their SoundClouder of the Day yesterday which is really nice of them. They said: “Pop troubadour Luke Leighfield is our Soundclouder Of The Day. If there’s such a thing as DIY pop, this is it.”
If you don’t know about SoundCloud, their tagline is “We Move Music” and that’s essentially what they do. If you’re a musician, label owner, or just someone who likes to find out about new music then you should probably sign up. My SoundCloud page is here for your perusal.