Thanks to the fact that I have an irregular but frequently regular column on all things that pique my interest or attract my ire in the Express Tribune, means that regular barrages are populating hishamwyne.com. Then there was the story on risks journalists face in doing their job in Pakistan, and the fact the ISI spy agency is not averse to working them over with whip, cane and socio-economic sanction, written for the Doha Institute for Media Freedom So, yes.
But what about here? My artsy fartsy faffy cultural space? Need to show it some lurrve. So here:
It’s an orchestral rock score I and a mate ( a certain Mr. Lamuel, Danish), played while mucking around in a jam session. He’s on the keyboard, I’m on the guitar. I’m doing a dirty rocky blues while he’s making heavenly angelic sounds. In the key of A minor. Still very raw, of course – this is no way a proper recording. It’s just a way of a) experimenting w/ embedding the SoundCloud player and b) showing wordpress some musical luurve.
I’m fairly - let’s just say not very adept – at rhythm guitar. Nor very moved, to be honest. But bluesy lead lines inspire me. Now if only I had a harp/harmoninca in the key of E minor to play over it.