03 November 2010

Nightingales

Back in May this year I was lucky enough to record nightingale birdsong on my phone.

They return every year around the end of April to an ancient wood close to Kooky towers.

Since then, we have decided to make an album of music which will incorporate some of the nine minutes of raw/reference material in the form of a track. This has been discussed with several bands and we hope to have some more information regarding the project soon!


Any musicians out there?

If you fancy a go at it please get in touch... Please note we offer no guarantees of using anyones piece but it will be great fun to see what people can come back with


bye for now

Phil Kooky

Vini Reilly - Personal Items for sale

Vini is reluctantly selling a few items, some of which are quite unique with provenance, to finance his new audio-visual autobiographical album which will come out next spring/summer.

They are as follows:-


ROLEX - OYSTER PERPETUAL ¾ SIZE STAINLESS STEEL WATCH.

This has been owned from new by Vini and is in fine working order. Also it has recently been serviced by a Rolex dealer.

He bought it over fifteen years ago having being inspired to do so after meeting Tim Page who is an English photojournalist who made his name during the Vietnam War. Having being blown up several times the first thing he bought with his royalties was a Rolex Perpetual. Vini followed suit.

It originally cost over £2000.00 and serious offers only will be considered.

PLEASE NOTE IT IS A ¾ SIZE.


BOSS BR8 DIGITAL RECORDING STUDIO

Vini has used this on several albums since he purchased it in 1999. At the time it was one of the best home recording portastudios on the market. It has been used to produce not only several demos but also finished album tracks.

More technical specifications are readily available on the internet but I shall try and answer specific questions too.

Vini has a couple of unreleased tracks on the recorder and he is happy to record a couple more unique pieces for those who are interested.


GRADO STATEMENT SERIES GS1000 – AUDIOPHILE HEADPHONES

"The 'Rolls Royce' of headphones."

John Grado makes the most sublime headphones and these are rated 5/5 everywhere.

'beautiful, comfortable, crystal clear, wider soundstage with tight bass'

'These cans offer uncompromising fidelity. It's surprising how much more there is on most recordings'

Such quality commands them to be just under £1000.00 new. They are less than three months old, in 'like new' condition. All packaging etc is present.

There are also a couple of microphones which will be sold with the BR8 – an SM57 and a Sony ECM99 Digital Mic.

If you are genuinely interested in any of the above please contact me at:

kookydiscs@btinternet.com please put the words 'Vini Items' in the header.

Thanks again