Wednesday, 27 July 2016

200,000 Hissyfit Hits

I'm fast approaching 200,000 Hissyfit 'hits'.
That seems quite a lot for someone who's only ever sold 11 CDs...
My initial intent was to use the blog alongside the Miracle Mile website so that I could update folk daily with the ascension to world fame and fortune that was inevitably coming the way of me and Marcus and our music. Marcus and I have worked long and hard on both Miracle Mile albums and my solo stuff and I'm wondering if there's anything left in the tank. The creativity reservoir is currently running a little dry.
Anyway... thanks to all of you who have taken the time to read my ramblings and contribute here.
If you haven't yet heard my music with Miracle Mile or as 'Jones' why not give us a listen?
To celebrate hitting the 200,000 mark I'm going to make you an offer that you might refuse:

- Order any album through the website and get 2 more free
- Yup: that's 3 Miracle Mile or 'Jones' albums for £10
- Simply go to the Miracle Mile Store here
- Order an album via the Paypal button and, with your order notes add the words: Hissyfit 200,000 - - Please remember to include the titles of the other 2 albums that you'd like and I'll do the rest
- If you'd like to buy Happy Blue on vinyl I'll offer it for £10 plus one CD for the same period
- Offer lasts for another 2,000 views; i.e. until I get to 202,000 hits. 
- That should give you a week or so... I'll be lenient with postal orders

Ay; if you don't use Paypal you could post a cheque directly to me including the titles that you'd like.
Cqs to:

'Trevor Jones'
18 The Green
Wooburn Green

I'll leave you with a piece of music that is currently floating my boat.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Kindness of the World: How Best to Serve...

Listening to this and, after the last couple of days, wishing that we could trust in the kindness of the world.
A cold and hard truth is that the world's cold and hard.
Thank God for music...
It'd be blithe to make dedications but I hope this helps my French friends see some light beyond the current darkness.
Viva Le France?
They are a strong, proud nation and can look after themselves. For a multi-cultured culture, theirs is a strong sense of patriotism that surely promises a severe response. Let's hope for something other than simple retribution. But what? Christ, the last lines of La Marseillaise warn:

They’re coming right into your arms
To cut the throats of your sons, your women
To arms, citizens/Form your battalions
Let’s march, let’s march
Let an impure blood
Soak our fields!

It's an ancient chant but oddly prophetic.
I hope not.
Victor Hugo famously said:
“Serving the homeland is half of duty, serving humanity is the other half.”
History endorses that no profound wisdom can prevent an injured party from beating its shield and baring its teeth.
Let's hope for a measured response, not a knee jerk.
And beyond that hope? What a dilemma...
As the reality of Brexit kicks in I've never felt closer to Les Bleus.
Vive la Liberté?
As a wicked minority try to press their values upon the world I guess that's the question...