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August 20, 2009

I’m So Tired

Filed under: Uncategorized @ 11:36 am

Hiya – I’ve had a neat last few days as more tracks for ‘Stroke’ arrive at my office. Me and a coupla friends had a listen through all the tracks I’ve received so far &, yup, it’s gunna be a goodie. One track in particular has really floored me … but I couldn’t possibly say which one now could I ….. that would be unfair.

Hopefully I’ll get all the remaining tracks in the next few weeks and then we’re into production.

Chris is doing well. Words are still difficult but walking is improving all the time. He does get very tired at times & we’re learning to read those moments to try and avoid him getting into trouble. Still lots of singing going on – in fact when he’s bored Chris does a sort of Beatle-esque scat be-bop thing and occasionally he looks at me in the expectation that I recognise a certain tune, there’s one in particular he keeps hitting me with …. but I’ve no idea. …. sounds kinda like an Italian opera to me!

We’ve been talking about finishing the Tall Dwarfs album that we were just about to complete before Chris’ stroke. Chris’s melodic sense is still intact & we think we can see a way it could work.

All the best

Rik



9 Comments »

  1.   Barry S. — August 20, 2009 @ 12:55 pm    

    Wow! If that new TD album got completed that would be amazingly great!

    Great news all ’round.

  2.   joe positive — August 20, 2009 @ 9:19 pm    

    that is great news!

  3.   Michael — August 21, 2009 @ 5:30 am    

    I can’t say how happy a new TD album would make me!!!

    Any way we can get a tracklist for Stroke, or at least figure out whose covering what?

  4.   vince — August 21, 2009 @ 11:43 pm    

    WOW!…. That is great news! I can’t say how happy a new TD album would make me!!!

  5.   Mark — August 22, 2009 @ 8:53 am    

    Saddened to hear about Chris’s stroke. Glad to hear he’s getting better.

    This blog really needs an RSS feed.

  6.   Johann S. — August 22, 2009 @ 4:23 pm    

    If the tune he keeps humming is the same piece was humming in the hospital early on, it’s probably ‘Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben’ by Bach (commonly known as Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwWL8Y-qsJg

    Unless of course, he’s trying to hum Lady Lynda (though I doubt it; Chris doesn’t strike me as an Al Jardine fan).

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Lynda
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMv6HJv3a5M

  7.   Kevin Kelley — August 22, 2009 @ 4:49 pm    

    I had come across a Chris Knox CD a while back at a local record shop. It stood out from the bunch. I was lucky enough to find on a separate occasion some Tall Dwarfs albums. I have found Chris’ music to be very inspirational and wish him the best in his recovery, and look forward to hearing his newest material.

  8.   Jeremy Draper — August 23, 2009 @ 6:05 pm    

    Hi Chris glad you can walk! wow!
    Cant wait to see you on stage again, who cares if we cant understand what you say! you can just scream like a punk and give the evil eye.

  9.   Chi Iron — September 9, 2009 @ 2:47 pm    

    If the tune he keeps humming is the same piece was humming in the hospital early on, it’s probably

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