Welcome, patient reader, to an update at long last. I want to tell you about my latest band, called Bedford Level Experiment. We’re launching our website today! Visit us at: http://bedfordlevelexperiment.com/
Our music is almost all about geeky subjects dear to my heart, such as Commodore 64, Atari 2600, other old computers and video games, and perhaps strangely, Shakespeare. Our sound varies within the rock family – sometimes folk-rock, indie, post-punk, or shoegaze. My daughter Rianna plays drums and keys on the recordings, while I handle most of the writing, engineering, and guitars and bass.
When we play live, I enlist the help of my old friends Richard (bass) and Darren (drums) who are in some of my other not-entirely-dead bands, such as The Transparencies, and North and the Sea.
BLE is a thematic continuation from the handful of Commodore 64-related songs I wrote back in 1999 when Darren and I recorded “My 64” which was released by PSW. In fact, I had written geek song even before that; “Love Is A Scalar (A Geek’s Love Song)” was written in my highschool physics class in 1990, and I even wrote a song about Pac-Man around 1982, which was recorded on tape by my grandmother.
We’re going to be releasing our first album on September 12th, 2016, debuting at Vintage Computer Festival Midwest. It’s called “Place Without A Computer” and it chronicles my geek origin story – being a budding computer nerd without a computer at home, and the ways I coped until I finally got my very own computer.
For more info, please visit our website and sign up for our mailing list: Bedford Level Experiment
Thanks for reading,