Name Change

I’m thinking seriously about changing the title of the blog to my own name as the blog reflects far more about my general interests than the “World Fusion” inspired music I created under the name Earth Balm.

When I have finished remixing and rerecording the 80 or so songs in my Earth Balm back catalogue, I’ll probably not be using the Earth Balm name anyway.

I mention this as if you see “Dale Warner” appearing shortly, instead of Earth Balm, please don’t suddenly jump ship :)

Thanks to everybody who has visited thus far…

Photograph of myself and Nigel Hodge at the Castle jam night. Copyright info to follow.
Photograph of myself and Nigel Hodge at the Castle jam night.

Cloud Atlas

I loved the film and the way characters keep meeting again in progressive lives. I managed to get the book at a much reduced price in a bargain bookshop. I’m glad I did. The book is even more enjoyable than the film. As usual, the book is able to flesh out far more of the characters’ personalities than the film ever can. David Mitchell’s preface states why this is far more eloquently and clearly than I ever could.

Here it is on Amazon UK.

And here on Waterstones UK.

Ystrad Mynach

I spent most of the day walking around the village where I grew up accompanied by one of my best school friends. I was as surprised by how much has remained the same as by how much has changed in the last 35 years, if that makes sense.

Photograph of the new railway station at Ystrad Mynach.
Photograph of the new railway station at Ystrad Mynach.
Photograph of John Jenkins drawing freestyle in the Tesco cafeteria, Ystrad Mynach.
Photograph of John Jenkins drawing freestyle in the Tesco cafeteria, Ystrad Mynach.
Photograph of the space where our Year 7 classroom @ Lewis School, Graddfa should have been.
Photograph of the space where our Year 7 classroom @ Lewis School, Graddfa should have been.
Photograph of the allotments near the Holy Trinity church @ Ystrad Mynach with the
Photograph of the allotments near the Holy Trinity church @ Ystrad Mynach with the “Graig”, Hengoed in the background.
Photograph of the Holy Trinity church, Ystrad Mynach.
Photograph of the Holy Trinity church, Ystrad Mynach.

Jonathan Strange

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell continues tonight on BBC 1.

Here are some pictures that I took during filming in York:

Photograph of BBC filming Jonathan Strange. Not sure who would own the copyright to this :)
Photograph of BBC filming Jonathan Strange. Not sure who would own the copyright to this :)
Photograph of BBC filming Jonathan Strange. Not sure who would own the copyright to this :)
Photograph of BBC filming Jonathan Strange. Not sure who would own the copyright to this :)
Photograph of BBC filming Jonathan Strange. Not sure who would own the copyright to this :)
Photograph of BBC filming Jonathan Strange. Not sure who would own the copyright to this :)

Daz Tomalin Sale

Daz 3D has a flash sale on Jack Tomalin’s catalogue at the moment. I’m sure to be tempted.

Find the sale herehttp://www.daz3d.com/jack-tomalin?utm_source=bm23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Image+-+Today+only%3A+Save+60%25+on+Jack+Tomalin%27s+Catalog.+Excludes+new+releases+and+PC%2B+items.&utm_content=We%27re+Going+Au+Naturale&utm_campaign=%2805%2F24%2F15%29+We%27re+Going+Au+Naturale

Sacrament photograph. Copyright Jack Tomalin.
Sacrament photograph. Copyright Jack Tomalin.

Sharp Contrast R ‘n B band

I’ve just added a couple more photographs of Sharp Contrast taken around the Workmen’s Hall, Bedwas in the very early 1980s. David Armitage, David Gabb, Bob Reed, Marc Hammond and Dale Warner all feature in the photographs.

Enjoy!

Sharp Contrast hanging around on the fire escape, Bedwas, Caerphilly. 1981ish.
Sharp Contrast hanging around on the fire escape, Bedwas, Caerphilly. 1981ish.

B.B KING – King of the Blues 1925 – 14th May 2015

earthbalm:

Legend!

Originally posted on The Fat Angel Sings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA5rFd7gaa0

The “King of the Blues”, guitarist and singer BB King, has died aged 89. Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas aged 89, his lawyer confirmed on Thursday. Attorney Brent Bryson said King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT at his Clark County home in Las Vegas.

King, known as the ‘King Of Blues’, sold millions of records worldwide, won 15 Grammys and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

BB King, known for his hits My Lucille, Sweet Little Angel and Rock Me Baby, died in his sleep in Las Vegas. Born in Mississippi, King began performing in the 1940s, going on to influence a generation of musicians and work with Eric Clapton and U2.

Once ranked as the third greatest guitarist of all time, he had been suffering ill health…

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