Simon gu, vo – smallgang / The Splintered Man – Highlights/Lowlights/Events of 2011
– smallgang album launch and summer tour with FU, travelodges and Peronis at dawn.
– Recording the upcoming Splintered Man album over 5 sunny days in May @ OneCat
– Playing onstage with Bitch Magnet and engaging in some old-school guitar duelling.
– Spending almost half the year without gainful employment.
– Hearing the smallgang single ‘Wrong Side‘ on BBC 6music for the first time.
– Beat the Pulp private view @ the Convenience Store.
– Japan Earthquake and the ongoing repercussions.
– Discovering flat whites.
– Friends in couples deciding to break up.
– ‘Japanese Boy’ by Aneka (and Andrea Jurgens).
– R.D. Burman and Asha Bhosle live at the Albert Hall from sometime in the 70s.
– Swans and Portishead @ ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’.
– The Damnably office and it’s sausage roll vice.
Guitarist and vocalist of smallgang and The Spintered Man, one-time Damnably ‘intern’, Crisp crow and Bowie wannabe. Like the new Splintered Man FB page here.