ARIEL ARCHER

2012 DEBUT ALBUM '14 ENGLISH OUTCASTS'

POPFESSIONS: Ariel Archer

popfessions:



They say pop music is a religion for some. When I was small, I fell for the bombastic stadium sounds of U2 in a big way. To give you a sense of the intensity of my idolatry, I actually ERECTED A SHRINE between the wardrobe and the airing cupboard, pasted with ever-accumulating layers of pin-up…

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Sofa so good? Livestreaming vs. ‘real’ gigs

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I am a sufferer from Bjorkophilia. Of all the conditions you could have, it’s a good one.

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My kitten is an instrument.

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"I think devotional music and hymns have had an enormous impact both on my need to create music and the kind of music I create. As a kid, I sang in the church choir. I would strum a Spanish guitar with my music teacher in assemblies and sometimes played the piano. She once let me play the church organ and set me loose in a store cupboard full of dusty, unused instruments, which was how I discovered the Zither and Dulcimer. Really, after my mother, she was my first champion, the first to make me feel that music was vital and that I should experience it in as many ways as possible.

Thanks to Mrs D, then.”

I livestreamed. It went a tad pearshaped. And this is what it looked like. Hmmm…streamy. View high resolution

I livestreamed. It went a tad pearshaped. And this is what it looked like. Hmmm…streamy.

Pearshaped? Live music perils and pitfalls

I blogged about the perils & pitfalls of performing music live, e.g. having a long lyric fixed in your memory and then - under the glare of the lights - feeling a key section just slip-slide out of mind…It has to be worth it for the kicks, though.

I’ve been livestreaming a couple of songs every Friday night in the run-up to a full 1 hour performance on 13th April. Question is, will I be able to pull it off?

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Doesn’t everyone invite their webchums into their living room these days? It’s become my normal Friday night and I’d rather miss it if my broadband was cut off (perish the thought). View high resolution

Doesn’t everyone invite their webchums into their living room these days? It’s become my normal Friday night and I’d rather miss it if my broadband was cut off (perish the thought).

Hi.
Last night I dreamt I was micro-gigging by livestream…
…and you know what, it was true.
Maybe it’s the ideal medium for introverted performers? View high resolution

Hi.

Last night I dreamt I was micro-gigging by livestream…

…and you know what, it was true.

Maybe it’s the ideal medium for introverted performers?

(Source: arielarcher.com)

You can download the audio recording of last night’s livestream for freeeee. I played ‘The Actress’ and ‘The Surgeon.’

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