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10 December 2011
I've given the website a minor facelift and swept out a few cobwebs. I've probably broken a few things in the process, so please let me know if you're having problems.


20 October 2011
Hello all. Latest excuse for not updating the website: I've been off travelling. A good time was had by all. I'm back now, and have hoisted up a new song to celebrate.

The site's getting a bit musty. I'm hoping to find a bit of time to run a broom through it and nail on a couple of bells and whistles. (Tech note: I'm just waiting for HTML5 to get its arse into gear, so I can avoid fiddling about with Flash.)


24 March 2011
Last month marked my sixth February Album Writing Month. Ah, FAWM.org. One of the best things on the internet. Another 14 songs written and demos posted, including three collaborations. Have a listen here.


1 October 2010
Something I should have mentioned months ago: last June a song of mine was included on a rather nifty album by new independent net-label UYLF. Their mission statement is fairly simple: catchy songs. Songs to make you hum, twitch, or even, with proper medical supervision, wiggle.

The album's called 'Up Our Legs Now' - thirty-four songs by talented folk from every corner of the web. You can stuff it into your ears online or download the lot for later listening. It's good. It's free. You may well discover a new favourite artist or twelve.


18 April 2010
You want an update? I've got your update right here:

- I FAWMed again. For those who came in late, that'd be February Album Writing Month. Don't just sit there picking your nose, go have a listen.

- Remember Spin the Bottle? The talented Luigi Felici, who remixed Mohandas! a few years ago, has worked his weird magic again. Behold!

- Rejigged the song player on the main page to play a selection of FAWM demos from 2009 and 2010.

- A new song up. It's All Been Done.


23 September 2009
Been lazy with the updates again. A handful of songs from the last few months have finally wandered their way up to the main page. You may have missed a couple. Hope you're well, every single person on the internet.


25 April 2009
Things to report:

- A couple of new songs up. Spin the Bottle, in which our intrepid hero tries scat singing and learns why he shouldn't, and Tonguetip, a loose and rangy acoustic pop kind of thing.

- February Album Writing Month. 14 songs in 28 days. Fourth time for me. Great fun. Check out the song player on the main page if you're curious to hear the results. You can also visit my FAWM page for full liner notes and lyrics, at least until the FAWM site goes into its annual hibernation. Feedback is always more than welcome. If you're a musician, I recommend giving it a go next year - it's a real spur to creativity.

- During FAWM I had the pleasure of collaborating with two talented musicians and decent human beings: Phil Norman (U.S.) and The Mad, Grand Ampersand (New Zealand). Amble on over to the collaboration section to hear two very different duets.

- I bought a helper monkey to keep the website regularly updated, but every time I looked in on him he was just downloading big pictures of bananas. Apologies. I'm trading him in for a dolphin.


9 January 2009
2009, eh? Probably worth a song. Now, on my signal, let's pull the collective chain on 2008 and flush the mongrel. Ready? Go!

Ah, satisfying. Happy new year, and thanks for listening.


5 December 2008
Two puzzling questions:
1) When's Barnadine going to update his bloody website?
2) Why aren't there more songs about Charles Darwin?
Maybe one day we'll have answers, but in the meantime you can listen to this.

P.S. During the hiatus, the multi-talented George Fox sent me a very cool illustration he made for Little Machines, our collaboration from 2006. Stuff it up your eyeballs. He's also got his website running again with a shirtload of new music and pictures. Well worth a visit.


10 April 2008
Tedious tech update: after a bit of tinkering, I think I've managed to jury-rig a solution for those toiling in the Microsoft salt pits. If all has gone as planned, IE users will now see a little Flash player with FAWM songs on the main page, like the rest of us. (It's an older version of the player, though, so I'm afraid you're stuck with grey for the time being. I'm working on a more elegant solution.) Firefox users, on the other hand, can enjoy their boutique, lemon-scented Flash player experience the way the gods intended. Mac users? Well, Mac users have probably evolved beyond needing computers to access the internet by now, and are currently viewing this webpage via some kind of cinnamon bun. Shine on you crazy diamonds.


9 April 2008
Well, February was, as usual, a blast. FAWM (February Album Writing Month) is a yearly kick in the pants for songwriters - participants aim to write 14 songs in 28 days, and generally spend February stumbling around in an ecstatic, sleep-deprived state. Over 5000 songs this year, many gems to be found, go fire up the jukebox.

If you're curious to hear what I coughed up, I've installed a little Flash-based song player on the main page which should play a handful of my FAWM demos when you click on it. Let me know if you have any problems. (If it works out, I'm considering using it to feature a 'Song of the Week' in the future. Perhaps a weekly cover version of requested songs.)

Note for those browsing the web with Microsoft Internet Explorer: due to conflict between IE and the psychotic magical elves running the internet, the music player can't be displayed in IE browsers. But don't fear. For the next month or so, you can still hear all the FAWM demos the old-fashioned way at my FAWM page. (Or consider upgrading to Firefox.)

March was a bit grim, so my apologies for the lack of updates. New music on the way. In the meantime, may I direct your attention to two recent covers of Barnadine songs: a lovely version of 'The Clearing' by Ronnie (a.k.a. core), and a lush interpretation of 'Leaves in the Wind' by Caleb Blake. Great stuff, guys. Many thanks for the honour. (You can find the originals in the archive.)


28 January 2008
Moved to new web address: barnadine.net

Waily waily. My previous hosting service died without advance warning last week, so any links to the old site now point into cold, hard space. Sorry about that. But the site's back online with a shiny new host, and a proper domain name, so welcome to Barnadine Music's permanent new home here at www.barnadine.net. (Or just plain barnadine.net, if that's more your style.) Exciting, eh? Come on, don't pretend you're not excited.

Anyway, congratulations on finding your way here, and consider updating your links and bookmarks, if you're in the mood. And if you notice any broken links, or see anyone wandering around the internet looking a little lost and confused, please give them a gentle shove in this direction.

I'll be reconstructing things over the next few days. I might use this as an opportunity to tinker a bit with the site design, so let me know if there's anything you'd like to see changed or improved.


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