Personal blog and comfy corner of Lyra Rhodes: musician, cake aficionado, whinger...maybe just a place where I can stuff things (words!), rather than them falling down the back of the sofa

Friday, 27 August 2010

New song

Written a new song. It's called "Waving from the other side", and is on my music page... (edit June 13 - no it isn't) Vocals not published yet...think I need someone else to sing it...

Sunday, 15 August 2010


Made this.
Too rich, recipe too simple...

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Kate Bush - "King Of The Mountain"

Not one of her classic songs (I love Hounds of Love for the drumming for instance), but what I *do* like is how she integrates guitar with more modern and complex rhythms. See 1min 46secs...

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

A record collection

An interesting blog, "Marcel", and some of the records he has collected.
Take a look at his Kate Bush collection here for instance.

My Synthesizer Fascination

Kate Bush was one of the first artists to make big use of the Fairlight,  on her Never for Ever album. It's round about the same time I was listening to Howard Jones, and Gary Numan.
Ok ok, I hear you say, Gary Numan in the same sentence as Kate Bush. Fair point.
I'm a guitar player, loving my Guild acoustic (but thinking about getting a Yamaha LLX6A like I bought for my son), yet I do (pathetically) try to dabble on the piano and synth.
As in me larking around :

The *amazing* thing is that the composing software I use (Mixcraft 5) has a Prophet and Minimoog emulator built-in. Amazing when you think that it's $50 software, and the Fairlight Kate used was around £20,000...

Monday, 21 June 2010

Love and Rockets

An unusual one this,  don't you think?  Did you ever see the UK tv series "Trigger Happy tv?". They have a great guitar sound, rich and full, often 12strings. Stick with the song, it gets better,  particularly around 2m30s :-)

Welcome n Stuff

I've had many blogs,  so maybe I like the sound of my own voice.  Terrible I know.  So just let me witter on about music.  Maybe some other things too.  I'll try not to talk about cake (too much).  No dropping crumbs on the floor...
OK, so that's the house rules out of the way, now let's have some fun :-)
Where's that old record collection of mine?