I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Lively Life Day and Sparkling Solstice.
Thank you for your support during the year, and special thanks to my amazing Patreon subscribers.
So here’s a quick list of what you might have missed from Camp Craven over the last few weeks:
From the ProgAustralis show earlier this year, Tim Bennetts and I unleash the latest version of Spy In The Sky (featuring William Shatner), now with more Star Trek!
We also tease with a bit of Sorrow. Next time we’ll learn the whole song.
The lost second episode of the FrankenOpenDiscussion podcast, confusingly masquerading as the third episode. Opening enthusiasm for Rick Beato and the recent Tool album swiftly transforms into a rousing debate about how artists can get paid for their work in the age of streaming.
Behind the music! The making of “Turn Out The Light” and how the ‘Fido collaborated to record one of the most significant* songs in the history of music itself.
*Your definition of “significant” may differ from that of Frankenfido, its subsidiaries and shareholders.
Have a wonderful break and remember – kids, don’t do drugs.
First up .. On Friday 5 July I’ll be playing a secret gig at the Junk Bar, Ashgrove (Brisbane) as part of a new duo called ProgAustralis. Tim Bennetts and I will perform the music of Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson and .. Ben Craven! Please head to our website if you’d like to grab tickets, or just want more information: http://www.progaustralis.com
Next! Filling the airwaves on all good Australian radio stations as we speak, is the new track Turn Out The Light by my other band, Frankenfido. It’s a gothic tale of a man beyond redemption, with a loving nod towards 80’s production values. I really had a lot of fun with this track. Check it out at: https://frankenfidosongtraks.bandcamp.com
And finally, a question for you. A new Ben Craven album will be coming out very soon and I’ve started thinking about options for physical release. I’m leaning towards ditching CD altogether this time and going for vinyl only. Of course, a high-resolution lossless digital download would still be available separately. But I’d really appreciate your feedback.
What’s your preferred format for purchasing or listening to music?
1 – CD only (with download)
2 – Vinyl only (with download)
3 – CD and vinyl (with download)
4 – Download only. Who needs physical!
5 – Streaming only. No purchase!