Things? ALO…. I like Alo, I like his bold colour, his shapes, his artistic commitment, his streetwise Basquiat-flavoured style and his need to really be out there just doing it. Last week the London-based Italian street artist was invited to paint an East London Wall in his rather distinctive way. Twelve hours of hard work later, here’s how that wall in Great Eastern Street looks…. Here;s some ALO, he’s the Thing Of The Day .
Meanwhile. Cardiacs flavoured orchestral going off and things from over there in the USA where they are learning more and more ot celebrate the finest of English bands. Here’s something called Rhapsody For The Duck and Roger The Horse by English Rose Orchestrations
“A string orchestral rhapsody on themes from Cardiacs’ “The Duck And Roger The Horse”, a track originally composed by Tim Smith. Every penny made from this track will go straight into an account for Tim’s benefit, as he has been recovering from a stroke. The man is a musical genius and Cardiacs are legends”.
Richie English: composer, Justin Rose: producer/engineer/mixer. Tim Smith: composer of musical themes this piece is based uponGretchen Fisher: violin I, Claire Fisher: violin II, Kiersten Fisher: viola, Katie Weissman: cello plus Alex Pulec: guitar and Mike Carroll: guitar