Tuesday, July 06, 2010

A Thomas Dolby Update (Sick Day)

My back is still bugging me, and the aches and pains make me feel awful in just about every way imaginable.

Instead of scrapping together a bad post I’m just going to include a link to a musician I’m keeping track of. (This is like me calling in sick for the day.)

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A few months ago I did a post called, “Expedition To Amy.” At the end of the post I included a video from British musician Thomas Dolby. Dolby is an interesting guy. For a while he was considered cutting edge (in a lame kind of way). Then he retired from the music business and set up an engineering company in California. Now he is returning to the music business.

He’s built a studio on a boat—can’t be bad!—and recorded a new album with a lot of cool British talent playing guest roles.

It might be good.

I doubt it. He’s now, you know, an old British guy who really wasn’t all that cool when he was a young British guy. But you never know. I like the bit about him building a studio on a boat.

(FYI: His name, “Dolby,” isn’t his real named. It started just as a nickname given to him by friends because he was always recording things. And around that time Brit Ray Dolby created the Dolby noise reduction system used in movies and electronic devices. Legend has it Ray Dolby wasn’t too happy about Thomas Dolby using that name.)

Anyway, I’m keeping track of his return to the music business because some of the old stuff he did was fun.

Here’s a link to his website with all the Thomas Dolby news anyone could want:

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