Week 9 – My next silly idea: #LondonEyeEP

by Frank Hamilton

Regular #OneBlogaWeeker’s will know that my next silly idea has been brewing for a while and the time has (finally!) come to tell you all about it, so without further ado…

#LondonEyeEP

On 24th March 2013 I’ll be recording an EP on the London Eye (in the 30 minutes it takes to go round once).

I actually dropped the news on Twitter and Facebook the other day and the response kept me awake for hours (as if I wasn’t excited enough already).  Here are just a few sets of 140 characters…

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Before we move on and do a #LondonEyeEP FAQ using some of the questions you sent in I’d like to know why FAQ’s are called FAQ’s (and not Q&A’s, which is essentially what they are)? Answers on a postcard…

#LondonEyeEP FAQ aka Q&A

Q: Will you ACTUALLY be recording it on the London Eye?
A: No, Brains. I just called it #LondonEyeEP for the sheer hell of it.
A: YES!!!  

Q: Does it really take 30 minutes to go round? I thought it was longer.
A: So did I but apparently not! There’s also a tannoy at the start/end which means we have about 27 minutes to work with.

Q: Can we come in the capsule with you when you record it?
A: There are 15 of us (plus gear) are allowed (so there might be room for a cheeky few) More news soon.

Q: Can we buy a ticket for the same time and watch from the capsule next to it?
A: Currently trying to find out if The London Eye are ok with this.  Bear with me…

Q: How many and what songs will be on it?
A: I’m not entirely sure yet. Any requests?!

Q: Will it just be you on your own playing the songs?
A: No (is the short answer).

Q: Will it be filmed?
A: Yes (in a word).

Q: When will it be released?
A: Before I go on tour in April.

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Needless to say I’m very excited about it, but if I come back to the real world for a second there are plenty of other things to be getting on with before I get too immersed in making records on-board famous London landmarks…

Most of this week has been spent getting ready for the upcoming show/meet and greet next week.  When I say ‘getting ready for’ what I really mean is ‘shitting a brick about’ – there’s an awful lot of work to do and not much time left to do it!

With that in mind I’m off to meet soundman Kev to have a chat about next week… we’ve got a few new instrument’s knocking around these days 🙂

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Tickets available from here and here.

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