HIGHLY RECOMMENDED W/ SPIRITCAKE

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED W/ SPIRITCAKE

* Providing the A's to the 5 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Q's today is    spiritcake    — a singer-songer from the UK whose lovely new single ‘Bel∞ved’ is    available on Bandcamp    now (and was also featured in the HI54 Mix CD ‘   NOT LOST / NOT FOUND   ’).

* Providing the A's to the 5 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Q's today is spiritcake — a singer-songer from the UK whose lovely new single ‘Bel∞ved’ is available on Bandcamp now (and was also featured in the HI54 Mix CD ‘NOT LOST / NOT FOUND’).

#1 - WHAT IS THE ONE ALBUM (OR EP OR SONG) THAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE THE VERY NEXT MUSICAL THING THAT EVERYONE PRESSES PLAY ON THE NEXT TIME THEY FIND THEMSELVES THINKING “WHAT SHOULD I LISTEN TO NOW”?

"What should i listen to now!!!!!!" sounds like the anxious thoughts of a highly pressured listener frenzy. For that kind of 'need' I'd recommend looking up a drone generator website first. Make a cup of tea, lay yourself down and let your ears have a bath in the calming frequencies.

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Once asleep or preferably cooled and not so franticly pushed to be getting your hands on something now I would re-enter yourself to the world of music through some of my favourites: Desire off Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk or Your Time by Nick Zammuto (that whole Album is great!), splice in a bit of Fears Grow by Hood an extinct band from Leeds that one of my best friends got me into.

My manager got me into Lucinda Chua recently, looking forward to hearing more from her. Her song ‘Somebody Who’ I think is wonderful... she has Laurie Anderson something special.

If you want ONE recommendation for the completely shot away I need a fix human i'd say ‘From Inside, Looking Out’ by Daniel Thorne - a new and cultivating listen for me.

#2 - WHAT IS THE ONE MOVIE OR TV SHOW THAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE NEXT IN EVERYBODY’S NETFLIX QUEUE (OK, DOESN’T HAVE TO BE NETFLIX, WE’RE ALL INTERNET ADULTS HERE AND KNOW HOW TO FIND ANYTHING ONLINE, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER)?

I don't tend to watch TV unless I'm immobilized from neck pain or I get tonsillitis which means I'm always late to the party on Netflix, which means I don't talk about what I watch because it's always old news, which means don't listen to me for what to watch. HOWEVER! I have just survived two weeks of basically no motion due to neck crumble on the 'back' of committed home-recording (work on next release) and so I've settled into 6 series of ‘Homeland’. Now I can't trust anyone.

A film I would recommend ailments or no is ‘Rivers and Tides’, it's about the artist Andrew Goldsworthy. I saw it in Norwich in a special week of the summer last year while staying with friends. I'd watched a storm from their decking while they slept and the night before we'd seen shooting stars, it was hot weather and the breeze was drifting the curtains in and out of the house while the film played on the wall.

#3. I (AND BY “I” I MEAN “THE PERSON THAT IS READING THIS”) AM GOING TO THE BOOK STORE (OK, PROBABLY AMAZON) TO FIND THE VERY NEXT BOOK THAT I WILL BE PUTTING SOME EXTREMELY VALUABLE ‘ME-TIME' ASIDE FOR. WHICH BOOK WOULD YOU GET, IF YOU WERE ME (AND, I SUPPOSE, YOU HADN’T ALREADY READ WHAT YOU’RE ABOUT TO SUGGEST)?

You won't find any of the books I read in Waterstones so I'm trusting that by book store you mean library at the back of the alternative peace activist café. Without doubt get your hands on ‘Soil and Soul’ by Alistair McIntosh. That book has been hugely important for me and will continue to be relevant and inspiring for the future of human.

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What you should not do is pick up peace-activist pamphlets on your way out of the cafe, put them in your backpack which you're travelling to America with and have an immigration officer find them at the airport... a story for another time.

#4 - WHAT IS THE ONE WEBSITE (OR JUST ANY OLD INTERNET THING: APP, GIF, SERVICE, WHATEVER) THAT YOU WOULD GET REALLY DOWN IN THE DUMPS ABOUT IF IT WERE TO SUDDENLY GO AWAY?

MyNoise.Net - if this was taken down, I'd be down in the dumps because listeners could no longer bathe like I said they could and people might think I'm weird.

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#5 - AND FINALLY… PLEASE GIVE ONE COMPLETELY UNAIDED RECOMMENDATION THAT YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD START DOING / USING / WATCHING / EATING / THINKING / QUITING / ETC-ING TO MAKE THEIR LIVES A LITTLE BIT MORE BETTER AND/OR BEARABLE.

Write more letters. Real physical recycled paper letters. Draw something. Say something.

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In fact that's what I'm going to do when I finish answering these questions. Best way to write a letter is up an actual tree.


OK folks, there you have it. Things that spiritcake thinks you should consider incorporating into your day/life. Before you log off and go write letters to drone music, make sure to give the latest single ‘Bel∞ved’ a little bit of ear time…

…and then make sure to follow spiritcake on the Facebook & the Instagram.

And then go write those letters.


SHUFFLE UPDATE: MARCH 25, 2019

SHUFFLE UPDATE: MARCH 25, 2019

HI54… SPRING | #HI54MIXCDS

HI54… SPRING | #HI54MIXCDS