A Thrillingly Awkward Ego Trip

Yes, indeed, an ego trip, taking a moment out to bask in my new-found fame and glory. Because this week I have spread across the web like wild-fire, with no less than TWO websites running special Fog-related features! I think we can safely say my world-domination plans from here on in will run quite smoothly.

First off is Slow Thrills, the music blog of one Mr. Jonathan Greer, an affable chap whose writings and thoughts on music are very much in-demand these days on his own site as well as such journalistic beacons as The Huffington Post and The 405 to name but a couple. Jonathan is starting a new weekly programme of ‘Guest Mixes’ for the Slow Thrills site, and this week asked me to deliver the inaugural session. Naturally, I was only too happy to oblige, but he’s the writer, so I’ll let him do the explaining:

I asked him to do a mix as a bit of promotional activity for his new cassette release in collaboration with Guy J Jackson, “Notes on Cow Life”, as this is also the first release on his new label The Fog Signals. Well, he has done that, and so much more! The 35 minute mix includes a unique remix of some tracks from the album, as well as audio from the likes of the Focus Group, Imbogodom, Hills Have Riffs, Gum Takes Tooth, Roj, Gregory Whitehead, Ekoclef and Ken Nordine. Put some headphones on have a listen, I think it’s fantastic.

You hear that? ‘Fantastic’! Well, far be it from me to argue with someone Music Week recently branded a ‘taste-maker’! Here it is for your listening pleasure.

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And of course don’t forget to pick up your limited edition cassette (or completely unlimited download) of ‘Notes On Cow Life’ from the label site here.

The second exciting occurrence took place on the Awkward Movements website, which is basically an umbrella organisation run by a shady clique of underground DJs operating around London and encompassing a record label, radio shows, guest mix podcasts and an informative music blog. And I was surprised and delighted to find a very detailed and extremely complimentary article about your humble scribe, whom they describe as ‘an incredibly creative and unique force around underground London music and arts scenes’, which could well be the nicest complement I’ve ever been paid! Certainly better than the standard ‘he’s the guy that does that thing…’

They mention ‘Notes On Cow Life’ too, as well as a couple of other things I’m currently working on. And as Awkward Movements mainstay Keith P and I share a love of all things Henson, there’s a link to the Sesame Street Special edition of the OST Show that I did a few years back:

Which brings me neatly to the next item on the agenda, namely that I shall be presenting another edition of that very show, OST,  in Jonny Trunk’s stead next Saturday 18th February at 16.30GMT on Resonance 104.4FM. Not only that, but I’ll also be assisting champion selector Lucky Cat Zoe with her own show, which goes out an hour before. For this reason, and because  next Saturday just happens to fall during Resonance FM’s crucial week of fund-rasing, we’ve decided to pool our efforts and bring you a three-hour radio extravaganza, as well auctioning off all manner of exceptionally desirable goodies in order to raise some much needed cash to keep this remarkable station on air. And we really do need you to dig deep, dear reader, the price tag to keep Resonance afloat is certainly no small potatoes.

More on this to follow imminently. Imminently, I tell you…


Author: Robin The Fog

Sound Artist, Radio Producer, DJ, founder and chief strategist of tape-loop proejct Howlround. Devout Catalyst.

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