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I’m slowly growing again

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Hi all,

It’s been a while, for the sake of sanity, let me break up my various activities into segments.

Babyshambles…..drum roll,

Where do I start, It’s been a very dark, miserable and upsetting time regarding the band. Something I feel is an intrinsic part of me, has been lost. It’s very difficult to go into detail about the situation – it’s all a bit wobbly but, I’ll do my best when things settle a little, apologies, I know you’re all waiting for the gossip!

I want to thank you all for your support around the issue and I still feel very much a Babyshamble.

RKC

Yes, we’ve now abbreviated, it’s easier to type and uses less ink.

Big thanks to all those who came to St barnabus for the launch of ‘One Born every minute‘ (hope you’ve all bought it)

The single was always due for release around that date, it just so happened that it was the same time as the Babyshamble meltdown, it was a really tough show to play, I wasn’t really on top of it , still suffering from the mishmash of feelings from the recent events. Anyhow it was a nice night. There’s some snaps at http://www.adamficek.com

It was a new thing for me to play with a band of chums, we didn’t get many rehearsals and we lost our trumpet player but like always we put ‘ones head down and soldier on’.

I’m just in the middle of sorting the album release tour for Nov, it’ll be full band again for 10 dates around the UK. Well also be doing instores and radio sessions as we hit the country

There’s also lots of Euro dates and a stint in Japan so get signed up for info, unfortunately I can’t afford to take the band over so it’s me solo. But don’t worry I’ve been learning to play tambourine with my left foot so it’s going to be mega.

DJ stuff

At the moment the Dj side of things is really happening, it’s a tricky game being known as ‘Babyshambles DJ set’ always makes me cringe a bit due to the fact that there’s so many indie dj’s doing the circuit playing the same old list of 30 songs. I’ve been in clubs where it literally is Dj by numbers with no interaction or leading/following the crowd.

Alas, I’m starting to be known for my own skillz now which is groovy. It’s too easy to just burn some obvious songs and cash in on the brand name, hence the start of the ‘Ficek edits‘ thing. I wanted to get more creative with the Dj thing, put my twist on it. Again, they’ll be appearing on my website on a regular basis. I’m just about to upload my ‘We have band crossed with Donna Summer’ = we have love.

The first one I put up was a little funshine between Primal scream and the stones, nothing groundbreaking but it works and gives an overplayed song a freshness – I hope.

I’ve been lucky enough to have a good stint in Ibiza recently, I love it there, especially the Annie Mac night, it seems to be where Indie is going, guitars and songs are great but I think the recent splurge of too many guitar bands, turned people off a little, similar to post britpop etc etc.

It’s an exciting time in the electronic world at the mo, I’m luck y enough to get loads of promos from up and coming bands/artists and there’s some bangers out there. I’m off to italy this week for some Dj stuff so I’m well armed at the moment, artists like Mr Vega, hot Pink Delorean, and the obvious Major Laser is still doing it for me..

So that’s it for now, these will be regular from now on and I’ll hopefully be able to spread some light on the Shim sham situation, in the meantime.

if you wanna help the cause of RKC, my musical stuff in general, you can do the following.

sign up for my mailing list, it gets you free access to demos and edits etc.

or join me on twitter and get involved with retweets and word spreading

or join my facebook page blah blah – if you’re not already.

or join my facebook groups.

RKC

DJ

So thanks again for all the goodness, I’m off…

Mercury Awards oh cripes! don’t get me started…

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Get ready , for here I come.

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It’s time….

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July 3, 2010 at 10:20 pm

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