Earth Balm Bandcamp Cover Artwork

I’ve been busy recently; painting, decorating, song arranging and supply teaching and haven’t had time to work on the Earth Balm Bandcamp material. I’ve mastered it for uploading and have created album artwork using Vue and Daz Studio but have had a re-think in light of the artwork for the new Lankum album, created by Glyn Smith of Stag & Serpent design. I’m going to spend a little time trying to return to the pen and ink drawing that I loved in my younger days. If I can’t ‘get my chops back’, I’ll use the 3D software renders I have already prepared.

Lankum – Between the Earth and Sky album cover by Glyn Smith. Copyright assumed to be held by Lankum. Glyn Smith and/or Rough Trade.

Jack Tomalin, best yet.

Daz 3D has just released another Jack Tomalin 3D model product. Winterblack Tower has  to be Jack’s best work yet. It is beautifully detailed and incrdedibly modelled with all of Jack’s attention to modelling and texturing detail. I’d jump to buy it, even at $23 but for the fact that you need a 4GB graphics card to make the best use of it and my ageing MacPro doesn’t have the capability for a graphic card upgrade.


Jack Tomalin Purgation

Another Platinum Club anniversary at Daz 3D and another fantastic Jack Tomalin product- Purgation! I could tell it was a JT product even from the thumbnail in the Daz 3D email – such fantastic attention to detail. His back catalogue is also reduced for now. Find it here. I’m bound to succumb to temptation and buy even though I don’t have the money.

Purgation 3D model by Jack Tomalin from Daz 3D. Copyright Daz 3D and/or Jack Tomalin 2017.

Martin Simpson @ St David’s Hall

Off to see the fantastic Martin Simpson tonight at the St David’s Hall, Cardiff – with bassists Andy Long and Matt Cohen (of the Tim Crahat Band and Ghost Community, respectively).  Looking forward to good music and good company. Hopefully, MS will be showcasing many songs from the new album but also playing some of the masterpieces from past albums. Don’t get excited very often but I’m fit to bust for this.


James Marshall Hendrix

18th September 1970, Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Abbot’s Hospital in London at the age of 27 after choking on his own vomit. Hendrix left the message ‘I need help bad man’, on his managers answer phone earlier that night. Rumors and conspiracy theories grew up around Hendrix’s death. Eric […]

via JIMI HENDRIX – Died 18th September 1970 — The Fat Angel Sings