Ad Astral Podcast, Episode 19:
Starglow - Shownotes
Submitted by DJ Burnham on Sunday 1st December 2012
(Starglow was written in September 2006 on Crete. This podcast is the first time it has been published)
Starglow is a dream realisation story for music fans, but also an exploration of the music business. Now seemed like a good time to release it even though it was written over six years ago. With the Mayan calendar World Cycle Age coming to a close on 21st December 2012 the prophecy is one of entering a New World Age and a new beginning (echoed in Emmelis starting afresh with the band). Cephalane is a made-up name for the planet on which Starglow is set to occur, coming from the Greek “Kefalikos” for head and here the power of the mind and taking control of destiny. 2012 is also a peak year for Northern Lights viewing due to the solar cycle creating a peak unequalled since 1958. Another element is the formation of the Rainbow Bridge through meditations on peace. It is called a "Rainbow Bridge" because it is understood as bridging the Aurora Borealis lights from the North Pole with the Aurora Australis lights of the South Pole, encircling the Earth as a "World Protection Belt." So, a planetary Starglow, as it were. Whatever you think about that we could certainly do with global harmony, now more than ever.
The original artwork shows Seiron and Emmelis with the Starglow event on Cephalane.
Our Guest Voice Actors:
Cat Cox sings with alternative covers rock band Tortishead, and sings in bluesy, psychedelic, jazzy, progressive rock band The Unquiet Things.
Jon Wood plays acoustic and electric guitar with folk rock band The Fold, as well as releasing his own solo project album One to Five. He can also be heard in bluesy, psychedelic, jazzy, progressive rock band The Unquiet Things.
Solo singer-songwriter, & Jonassingersongwriter
Steve Harrison plays with folk rock band The Fold, and in The Doctors: a unique blend of Americana and original progressive folk-rock. He was a founder member of the internationally renowned Jethro Tull tribute band "The Dayglo Pirates" He also plays in bluesy, psychedelic, jazzy, progressive rock band The Unquiet Things. There are rumours of a newly-formed instrumental prog rock leviathan to be known as “Molecule”. You can see Steve's biog' HERE.
Tom Andrews plays drums in a variety of bands including (as of 2011) The Fold, The Unquiet Things, Tortishhead and the Doctors of Philosophy; he also played drums for Peter Green for a short period. You can see Tom's biog HERE.
Graham Burgess plays with bluesy, psychedelic, jazzy, progressive rock band The Unquiet Things. He was also a member of the internationally renowned Jethro Tull tribute band "The Dayglo Pirates"You can see Graham's biog' HERE.
Miles Jefcoate (AKA Muddy Rich) fronts the Brown Stripes and Permanent. The Stripes are a rock/cheese crossover 2 piece for whom Muddy drums and croons. Permanent are a 5 piece power pop combo from Wales, for whom he sings and co-ordinates heckling between songs. He’s also to be found playing sloppy drums for Fearless Jones, a funk soul 5 piece.Muddy is a caring and switched on musician/activist, he is currenly running a campaign to keep Jamie Oliver out of the kitchen and to ban Jamiroquai and Deacon Blue from all ipods. Muddy's hobbies include bogsnorkling and kitten juggling. By day when he's not committing musical crimes he is better known as mild mannered art teacher Milo, sharpening colouring in pencils and telling jokes to 11 to 18 year olds. You can find out more at www.thebrownstripes.co.uk and www.myspace.com/theriverruns.
Simon Taylor (AKA “The Doc of Rock” or Jimmy Beige) is a multi-faceted guitarist who (along with Miles Jeffcoate) plays in the popular cheesy beat combo "The Brown Stripes", who have taken Brighton by storm since May 2005 and are now known as "Hanover's Worst Kept Secret". He is also in the rock power quartet "Tortishead" AND was a founder member of the internationally renowned Jethro Tull tribute band "The Dayglo Pirates" AND a newly-formed instrumental prog rock leviathan to be known as “Molecule”. In his spare time, Jimmy dabbles in the dark arts of "The Physics". He was also a founder member of “The Natural Transport Company”.
Find out more at www.dayglopirates.co.uk, www.tortishead.co.uk, www.thebrownstripes.co.uk and www.moleculeband.co.uk.
Andy Kerr loves everything Greek. He knew that playing the triangle in a school play would stand him in good stead for his kazoo exploits in the Ad Astral podcast. After the experience he now, however, considers that the Bouzouki my take a bit longer to master than originally anticipated. It's rumoured that Retsina may help the process so he's willing to give it a try until it starts working.
Music used in this episode:
THE UNQUIET THINGS - see their website HERE
Special thanks to the Unquiet Things for kindly giving their permission to use their music for this episode, they gave me studio tracks and rehearsal recordings which gave a perfect feel to illustrate the various scenes. The tracks, in order of appearance, were:
Face to Face
Simply when you’re gone
Hold on Me
House of Cards
One Step Away from the Light
Rocket to the Moon
Many come from The Freesound Project.
Various from Apple’s Garageband library.
Other effects tailor-made by Ad Astral.
Small crowd in venue = Hum of voices in a church before a concert in a small village of Switzerland (Vrin, Graubunden) by felix.blume of the FreeSound Project
Guitar harmonics = Sparkle 3.wav by zuben of the FreeSound Project
Crowd applause = applause 9.wav by recordinghopkins of the FreeSound Project
Swing doors = 00375 saloon doors 2.wav by Robinhood76 of the FreeSound Project
Amp being turned on = amp_on_off.wav by randomroutine of the FreeSound Project
Drum soundchecks = by Ad Astral
Guitar set up sounds = by Ad Astral
Drum collapse = by Ad Astral
Empyrascope fans outside the venue = CROWD NOISE IN SMALL VENUE 001.wav by sandyrb of the FreeSound Project
Background typing sounds at Ultimate Records offices = Office with Typing.wav
by Walter_Odington of the FreeSound Project
Barney leaving footsteps = footstep on wood foley.wav by martian of the FreeSound Project
Crowd waiting for the Starglow concert = 00309 crowd 2.wav by Robinhood76 of the FreeSound Project
Starglow electrical currents = Wind space howling effect.wav by email@example.com of the FreeSound Project
Starglow sound effects = Cymbal Hits Reversed Processed.wav by cloudyeyetavern of the FreeSound Project
Starglow sound effects = d_chimes2.mp3 by Bristol Stories of the FreeSound Project
Shot = laser_shot_2.wav by goac0re1 of the FreeSound Project
Jed’s scream = malexmedia_man_scream.wav by malexmedia of the FreeSound Project
Crowd shock = Shocked_Audience by unchaz of the FreeSound Project
Crowd reaction = Rome San Giovanni 15ott2011 Riots.mp3 by Nexusmoves of the FreeSound Project
Background music = Strings sbrx2 55.wav by ERH of the FreeSound Project
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