Just arrived home from Zarboth tour. We’ve been touring over the past couple of months, going on the road for three or four days at a time.
Maybe in another post I’ll go into some of the adventures we’ve had, but tonight I am tired. So tired… but happy.
I have a bit of an accent when I speak French so people often ask me where I come from and I usually tell them “Limoges.” This is my idea of a joke and usually no one believes me when I say I am from this French town.
Limoges has always seemed to be a rather sleepy provincial town to me. So it was great to have all my preconceived notions blown away by playing the last date of our tour in Limoges. Also lots of people from Limoges helped us with this video.
The concert was great, we played in the El Doggo, for the Festival Pop Sur La Ville- it was great to see friends who had come to see us, some from the earliest parts of the tour.
And in Limoges whenever I said I was from Limoges nobody mentioned my accent. So there! A lot of great friendly people and unfortunately we had to leave quickly… But I can’t wait to go back!
Christmas and Music
Two out of three members of Zarboth hate Christmas so if you have any other members of your family or friends who hate Christmas don’t hesitate to get the album.
Unfortunately we also ran out of CDs and vinyl records when we were on the road.
One Year On, There’s No Devils at All, it’s Just the System
One year on, there’s no devils at all it’s just the system… sad to say or happy in the knowledge that maybe there is nothing to change. Maybe the only thing you can change is yourself. And even that is difficult. The most difficult.
A voice crying out in the darkness or having a laugh to yourself. Take pleasure in small things. Sometimes being that voice can bring the voice to others. It is so small what I do, a couple of lines scribbled in a notebook, I snatch a passing thought, a half mumbled word, half formed ideas.
It’s not big enough I know. It should perhaps be bigger. The universe is a big place. What is hot air on a microphone?
Lost Song Video
Here is a video made with help from a lot of people (with the help of the audio visual school Lycée Marise Bastié Formation AVN 87 and the association Toutazimut, of Constance Social Club, of the association Émile a une vache and of Télé Millevaches, and with a lot of help from the village of Faux-la-Montagne (Fake the Mountain in English)). All of the people who helped with this video can be found in the information under the video on youtube.
It was a great experience for all of us and I really enjoyed it. I did the storyboard and you can see some of it below. As a result I found myself in the director’s chair and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Well, actually, enjoyment is not really the correct word.
It was a pretty intense experience, I think they will make a “making of” film but I don’t know if it will be on the web or in the real world… But when you think of all the work for a modest little film… the mind boggles.
End of Tour de France
So Zarboth are going on their final leg of their tour of France on Wednesday.