Toyface: Follow the Rules of the Trainwreck

Cover art pictureI’ve not covered music and arts projects I am, or have been involved here, much to my changrin. My film ventures have taken a back seat this year, although Moving Day continues to garner awards, my role as Associate Producer has long passed.

Yesterday I had the chance to catch-up with Tamysn and James the two driving forces behind toyface. They are just off their frantic album launch phase, I was Executive Producer for, and we talked on Skype to look at the next few weeks and getting a promoter and publicist involved to help them gain wider attention for the album.

You can hear and buy the album from bandcamp, here. If you have any radio contact, even here in the USA, or especially in Austin, I have a few CD’s that I can send you to help promote their work.

If you like what you hear, they also have a soundcloud page here, which has some great remixes, including this one from Oilver Si.

American pie

The irony of tonight caught me off guard. I watched the 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony over the Internet live from London via some web trickery, then I set out at 8pm here in Texas to deliver neighborhood association newsletters.

After about 50 of my 134 houses I realised as I sweated in the 95f temps that the iconic Don MacLean song had finally come home,

Back in 1972, age 14, in the UK,  I had a paper round, I had one odd those cassette players with the piano style keys, I had a rack on the back of my bike I Used to strap it to and play the music.

And here I am, 40 years later delivering the news, “I can still remember how that music used to make me smile”.

In 40 years time I wonder how many of today’s generation either watching at home, or at the Olympic stadium will be inspired by tonight?

Maybe they’d be happy for a while,
But February made me shiver with every paper I’d deliver.