William Goode’s Journal – A change of focus

This blog is changing focus, there will still be posts on recording and  music technology, however there’s been a great deal happening economically, socially and politically over the last two or three years and much to write about. The emphasis will now be on on  politics, art and music.

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William Goode

The Outer Blue Records and Publishing releases include music, poetry, pinhole photography and art, drawings and painting. This is the current bio.

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 aliases 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.

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William Goode’s Journal – Kling Klang Kraftwork’s Studio

The Kling Klang studio is owned by Kraftwork and is situated 10 kilometers west of Düsseldorf. It was originally at Mintropstrasse 16 in DüsseldorfGermany.

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Original Studio at Mintropstrasse 16 

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The Kraftwork Robots

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A Kraftwork robot in his flight case

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Nice gear

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Early Kraftwork picture

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Yet more nice gear

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Kraftwork at work in Kling Klang

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A Kraftwork studio shot

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Kraftwork live


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William Goode’s Journal – Levon Helm

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This week was a sad one for music. Levon Helm passed away at the age of 71 from cancer. He had a great career which of course blossomed with Bob Dylans backing band and then a massive act in their own right “The Band“.

He was a multi instrumentalist, actor and singer who contributed a lot of the great vocals on “The Bands” work. He will sadly be missed by his many fans.

As a little tribute to the man I dedicate this weeks “recording Studio of the week” to him. He had his own studios which was the home of the “midnight rambles” live studio sessions.

Enjoy this small peak into Levon Helms studios as we remember him and the pleasure he brought to us.

Photos courtesy of LevonHelm.com, Two Guys and a Map and various.

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Levon Helm the multi-instrumentalist

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Levon Helms studio

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Outside view of Levon Helms studio

 

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Levon Helm later in life

 

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The famous Big Pink where “The Band” recorded

 

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Another shot of “The Big Pink”

 

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The front cover of the fabulous “Band” album “The Band”

 

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Cover from “The Band” album “Music from Big Pink” released in 1968

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