I just put up a digital record of a collection of rare Six Organs tracks that have appeared on various comps, 7″ singles, rare lathe-cuts and even some music from the obscure 2008 film The Drifter that I did a little music for. All the music has been remastered and in the case of the Drifter music I remixed it as well.
I had a great conversation with my old friend Cam Archer last night. Cam is the one who took the cover photo for Compathia and made many of my of my videos, like the ones for School Of The Flower and Shelter From The Ash. We got on the topic of our websites and talked about how both of us, for YEARS, have been meaning to update our websites. #1 on the list of thing-to-do for both of us! I told him mine is so old some of the fonts have turned the letters into unreadable hieroglyphs. Well, who knows. Maybe in 2023!
I’m returning to the blog to write a little bit about cancelling the upcoming shows. I will not be playing in Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Nashville, Louisville, or St Louis but I will be picking the tour back up in LA. I am very disappointed to be missing these shows and I do not take it lightly. Six Organs have never cancelled shows before. The fact is that touring logistics have become too impossible for me right now in terms of navigating a safe way to travel and play music. At this point in my life my biggest responsibility is to my family at home and I cannot in good conscience go out and play music and come home multiple times and risk getting my family sick, especially with some being more vulnerable than others. Yet, I have to come home because I have responsibilities here. There are other logistics for the tour that just started to become impossible as well, as tour is made up of many interactions with people, people who are also susceptible to being knocked out by Covid. It’s just the world we live in now and I do hope it gets better. My apologies to everyone who was planning to come to the shows. I thank you for your understanding and I hope to come back as soon as I can. I also plan on trying to do some sort of virtual concert that you may watch for free so you can see what this set was like. Thanks again for everyone’s understanding.
Well, what can I say? Obviously the touring for the next few months is now off. I have heard from my booking agent that all of the “professionals” have already rushed into SeptÂ – Dec of this year to make up for their lost tours so there really isn’t a chance of Six Organs touring the States this year. Plans are being made and David Tibet has asked if I could still play the Current 93 shows that have been moved to next March, so that is something. In the meantime, if things ever clear up, I may try to do living room tours. That seems like it might be a fun thing to do when we can all meet again.
In the meantime I have put up this free record of music to help one go to sleep over on Bandcamp. It is something I’ve been working on for the last few months. I even tested it out by sending to friends to see if it helped them fall asleep. It seems like it might come in handy now. If you are feeling as anxious about money as everyone else, don’t worry about it and just grab it for free. That way you can set it to repeat on your player. I also have it set to stream for as many times as you want. The cover is a photograph i took a while ago.
and I recently put together this hour long radio show collage for Resonance FM. The idea was to capture the sounds that the “astroid” Oumuamua picked up through it’s onboard computers as it turned its sensors toward the planet Earth on it’s way through our solar system in 2017 or so –
Pleased to announce that Six Organs will be opening all three nights of the Current 93 run in NYC in April. This will be a part of the Companion Rises tour. All dates have been posted in the shows page. Photo taken by Ania Goszczunska on a chilly day in Hastings a few years ago.