Welcome to the site. I will be talking about politics, music (old and new), art and recordings plus a whole lot more about what makes this world go round. I also hope to be able to entice interesting artists for interviews, review albums and hopefully bring on some interesting comments as we all have different ways of writing, painting, recording and just simply doing things.
Outer Blue is an independent record and publishing label founded by William Goode.
William Goode is an Australian poet, electronic and folk musician, pinhole camera photographer and painter. He has released and recorded music under the pseudonyms Big Moth, Calum MacDonald, The Crime Poets, The Political Cellos and of course William Goode.
His recording output has included electronic/ambient techno, folk, avant garde/experimental, electric guitar driven songs and spoken word.
William Goode poetry crosses from the avant-garde L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E (language poetry) to “Dark”, “Haiku” and “Prose”.
Electronic art is considered a result of conceptual art and is connected closely to digital art, video art and electronic music.
Examples of William Goodes electronic art can be found at the William Goode website along with his paintings. William Goode generally uses his own photography for his album and EP releases.
William Goode is a supporter of amateurism and uninhibited responsive artistic communication considering this as leading to more spontaneous and authentic art.
Amateurism is not just considered in monetery terms or as a measure of professionalism but as a way of thinking, of how art is undertaken, the act of the performance, the doing and the making being more or at least equally as important as the actual finished work.
If no one buys a single track you produce, or if you are an independent musician scraping a living or even a multi Grammy award winning superstar (I wonder how many of you will visit) I hope you all find something of interest here.
For many years now I have been recording purely digitally as many have but I still remember the days of analogue tape, I still have a lot of those old recordings and an analogue tape recorder, the Akai 4000DS shown below..
Over the years I’ve had many 4 tracks both reel to reel, cassette and remember them all fondly. Digital has meant we can record, edit, mix, add effects, master all on a laptop if need be, we can fit whole studios into the tiniest space.
Now no one is saying that I can make the same quality recordings as Abbey Road or The Record Plant but there is a style, a sound that you can create that can’t be done in a big studio, you can fit your work into your own time schedule, the creative process can rumble along at it’s own pace and it is relatively cheap to produce at home. There are no rules however and if you can afford Abbey Road then fantastic but for a lot of us the humble home studio, or maybe not so humble, is where it all begins and the creative process takes place.
One last thing, I am going to post interesting information and studio pictures and will include one each week.
So if you wish to have a studio in this blog, send me your pictures and information.
For my first studio of the week I’m going to show you John Lennon’s home attic studio, which also brings me to my first post which will be on Beatle John Lennon’s home studio.
Thanks for visiting.
All the best.