Harry Houston

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Progress report: second album on its way!

Hold up.

I’ve almost finished recording and mixing my second album! I have a name in mind, but will announce when I release the artwork. I haven’t commissioned this yet, so it might be a little while yet..

I can’t believe this crazy year’s almost over! Pale Horse took me two years to produce, and I’ve managed to haphazard together an album that’s longer and richer in less than a year – a year where I spent months at a time unable to record.

Great photo:  This is about a third of the number of tracks in one song

Great photo: This is about a third of the number of tracks in one song

 

On a more exciting note, Joanne and I will be moving to the UK next month. We plan to spend the better part of next year travelling across the Americas, but I’ll put on a few acoustic gigs while I’m in the UK, if I have time. Being honest, that probably isn’t going to happen, but anyone who does actually read this blog is used to false promises by now.

Anyway, yeah. Buy my album. Rate it on iTunes.

You know the drill.

 

Harry

PALE HORSE: New single, lyrics and album updates

I'm not saying I ripped this directly off my Facebook page. But I ripped this directly off my Facebook page..

 

Salutations, patrons of all thing high-brow and supersonic.

I think 'it’s been a long time since my last post' is turning into something of a catchphrase for me. Let's pretend I'm more active on my website, Twitter and Instagram, and trying to limit my Facebook posts to new content and significant updates. Go with it.

It’s been a pretty crazy summer! I’ve been busy healing, working, getting back into aikido and, most importantly, recording my second album. I’m hoping to be done recording by December – which would have been four times quicker than the last one. I’m very excited about this, but there’s still a long way to go. Cover art, mastering, blah blah. You know the drill.

yu know dis,

On a more immediate note, I’m working on the music video for the second single off Pale Horse. So, if you haven’t already bought your copy, left a review and told all your cool hipster friends about this “wikkid sikk art rok musician u no”, this will be your chance.

Let’s talk shop. While I buy a lot of albums myself, I appreciate that not everyone does. Few people even buy music; fewer still digest their music in album format. So, it seems I am in the middle of a pretty pathetic Venn diagram.

BUT, rest assured, ye adoring legions. To celebrate the launch of my second single, I will also be releasing the album on Bandcamp, at a significantly reduced rate. I also get to pocket it all myself.

However, if reading this Facebook post has got your chakras boiling, and you’re brimming with violently ecstatic anticipation, I believe it is cheaper on Amazon. I’ve even found a Russian website where you can steal the song, Broken Man. Or .. the whole album ... if you're in .. Ukraine? Whatever. Piracy is the sincerest form of flattery.

Anyway, I’ll keep you all posted. In the meantime, keep an eye on my website, www.harryhouston.com, for more details, blogs and information. I’m also writing up all the lyrics from Pale Horse and will post here once they’re live. I NO DA VOKEL MIX IS NAHT PERFECT ALWAIS K DUN TELL ME.

I’m not sure what the demand is like for information on producing an album, or the business of distributing it – if you’re interested, send me a message and let me know. Or pick up a hard copy of my interview in Follow magazine at http://www.followmagazine.online.

Or … you know … just keep ignoring me. It’s cool.

Harry

When Jimmy met Bootsy

I haven't posted in a while, but how better to get things moving than with a video of two behemoths of funk, James Brown and Bootsy Collins, sharing a stage in their prime?

It wasn't long before Bootsy moved on; later joining Funkadelic with his brother, 'Catfish' Collins, but that's a story for another day. One where I have more time.

DO IT.

Lung Time, No.. Si :3

It’s been a long ass time, yo! I’ve just come out of hospital from a very successful surgery that should put to bed all health concerns relating to my lungs, and collapses thereof.

But enough about that. I’m way more excited about being featured in this month’s issue of Follow magazine!

I am especially honoured in this case, because it’s a magazine on the cutting edge, one that oozes with passion and excitement.

Every issue is full of fascinating reads about the various ways in which artists, from all disciplines and backgrounds, are making a living from their work. I've learned a lot from it, and continue to do so.

This month, I talk about how I empowered myself as both an artist and an entrepreneur; producing and releasing my album Pale Horse and accidentally, kind of, going viral.

Check it out on the app store, Google Play, or http://www.followmagazine.online/

Peace!

 

Harry

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