One week on…

It’s one week after the attacks in Paris, attacks that are being repeated around the world, in different cities and countries, sometimes the attackers change, terrorists or terrorist states, but the victims stay the same… Its people with guns and bombs killing people with no guns or bombs…

Sad for all the victims and their friends and families. Sad for all the victims to come.

On Friday the 13th I was in Lorient in Brittany, France playing with Zarboth. It was the day that our album came out. We described it as a post apocalyptic album. This was before the terrorist attacks. The title of the album “There’s No Devils at All, it’s just the System” is a reflection of the times that we live in. We can’t do anything other than that, reflect and carry on.

Illegitimi non carborundum

The pen is truly mightier than the sword, despite all the toxic ideas that we pick up in these materialistic times. Not the pen that signs the orders to send off the drones, or types the orders text message style to start the killing, but the pen that opens the doors to the imagination, to notice the world that we are in, to the other worlds that surround this playground, this playground that the gunmen try to stop us from playing in.

Sometimes you don’t even have pens. What is behind the pens? What drives the pens? Its a push into the future, a push into possibilities, a push into finding solutions by opening and not by closing.

Zarboth are playing live on the 16th of December 2015 in Le Petit Bain in Paris. Hope you can make it.

Zarboth release party

Zarboth with Macdara

Zarboth: There’s No Devils at All, it’s Just the System

There's No Devils at All, it's Just the System
There’s No Devils at All, it’s Just the System

Friday the 13th November 2015- it’s the perfect day to launch this album by Zarboth, indie rock duo, with guitarist Phil Reptil (La Theory du Reptil, Osteti, E330) and the drummer/ singer Etienne Gaillochet (We Insist!). The illustrations are by me and I was invited to contribute trumpet and rapping skills to the album… So it’s here at last. It’s loud and it’s full of love. And stuff. Check it out. If you like, share…

Here: Zarboth

It’s out on the Wan+Wan label

It’s out now and you can buy it on bandcamp

 

Samhain at CCI : Hallowe’en Night

samhain flyer Dans la mythologie celtique irlandaise, « Samhain » marque l’arrivée de la saison sombre ; c’est une célébration de la Mort au cours de laquelle les fées, les gnomes et les morts peuvent revenir dans le monde des vivants.
Venez le fêter avec nous au Centre Culturel Irlandais. Venez déguisé, non seulement il y a des prix mais en plus vous serez protégé contre les esprits maléfiques et malfaisants…
Reservez ici:
Reserve your place here

Des boissons (du sang), des jeux, de la musique, des contes par l’excellent conteur irlandais Eddie Lenihan, conference degringolant de Macdara Smith et cris d’angoisse de June McGrane et le groupe free rock Underpressure ainsi que d’autres artistes…
Toute personne venant recevra aussi une fanzine concocté par Macdara Smith contenant des copies de ses dessins et quelques explications sur comment bien fêter Halloween.

If you’re in Paris for Halloween I’ll be hosting an evening in the Centre Culturel Irlandais. You need to get dressed up in your best zombie/ vampire/ horror attire. Not only will there be prizes but also you will be protected from any evil spirits or tricksters. At worst if you’re not protected nobody will recognise you if you’re in fancy dress…

Reserve your place here

Also included in your price is a special fanzine designed by yours truly with drawings by me and some special notes on how to celebrate Halloween… Mwuah mwuah hah…