PADCAST 36: POLAND + NEW WEBSITE!

The tour in Poland last week was great fun, with some lovely gigs in good venues. I ate so much food I could hardly walk, and spent some time with some lovely people.  We spent quite a lot of time on the Polish public railway system which certainly seem to run more on time than in the good old UK. All in all, a great trip Here’s the Padcast:

Na Zdorovie!

PADCAST 23: PADCAST STUDIOS

Paddy Milner - Podcast 23
Hi all, this week I haven’t had time to do anything major so here’s a little clip of the Padcast Studio setup used one week…state of the art or what! Set to an arrangement I did of ‘The James Bond Theme’, which will be released on ‘The Curious Case Of Paddy Milner – Re-Opened’ – a re-release of the album with bonus tracks. The recording was originally released on an album by Monty Norman, the composer of the theme, for which I did the arranging.

Check ’em all out at www.youtube.com/paddymilner

BIG PIMPIN’: 100,000 VIEWS

To mark 100,000 views of the Big Pimpin’ video on YouTube, we’ve made the track available to download below or at www.vibedeck.com/paddymilner! If you enjoyed the video, you can now remember the experience forever wherever you are! It’s Big Pimpin’ baby! Congratulations to the 100,000th viewer, who has a copy of the latest album on it’s way…

Download here (securely) for a mere £0.79 (that’s only a little more than a Cadbury’s Cream Egg these days) and share…

Actually, we recorded a new version to include on ‘The Curious Case Of’ but we didn’t get permission from one out of five of the song’s publishers unfortunately! It’s a shame, it was a killing version. Oh well, this one’s fun too and features my debut recording on drum sticks : )

Here’s the video:

***PADCAST NO.9*** ‘MULTIPLY’

And here it is! Definitely the most ambitious to plan and edit – not a good time to be ill! But, got through it, and very happy with the result. It’s a great track by Jamie Lidell that I had some fun with. Enjoy!

The download:

Here’s Jamie Lidell’s original for your delectation:

***FRIDAY PADCAST NO.1***

PADCAST NO.1

DOWNLOAD AUDIO FOR FREE AT www.soundcloud.com/paddymilner/sets/padcast! If you fancy helping out please repost in Facebook or your other favourite cyber haunts…

Yes, the PADCAST (see what we did there?!) has arrived! EVERY friday throughout 2012 I will be uploading and posting a new video and FREE DOWNLOAD of a song recorded specially for the PADCASTS. Its a good opportunity for me to keep myself creative & productive and to give all you guys something for the weekend that I hope will make you smile, laugh,or find something else in it.  I’ll be posting all sorts of stuff, possibly things I couldn’t imagine right now – who knows what it will develop into by the end of the year?  I plan for some good friends and guests to join me along the way and feature in some of the Padcasts. It’s an idea I’ve been toying with for a while, so I’m glad I was able to kick it off today (with the awesome help of old friend/drummer/producer/SkinnerBros Music) Adam Skinner. Hey, by the end of the year it’ll be great to have 52 posts up there with video and mp3s to download – I better make sure I stick to it, each one takes a fair amount of effort (judging by the first one), but I’ll get there…

I’d also like to chat about things inspired or related to the music along the way, so I’ll probably post some related videos, blogs or sites…

If you’ve got any ideas for songs you’d like me to have a go at, just let me know at info@paddymilner.com and I’ll see what I can do…

So, join in the fun, and please share the posts if you feel like it!

PADCAST 1: TFI FRIDAY AFTERNOON

I wrote this really quickly earlier this week just to get a little ‘post-chistmas, back at work’ feeling out there. It wasn’t supposed to be a great original work of art, but just something fun that I hope might get you tapping your feet before the weekend starts. There’s loads of James Booker, Dr John and Huey ‘Piano’ Smith influence here, which I am totally unashamed of since they are some of the hippest piano players to have ever graced the Earth. It’s somewhere between ‘Rockin’ Pneumonia’ (Smith), ‘Let’s Make A Better World’ (Dr John & Booker’s versions) and definitely some of the ‘Dr John plays Mac Rebennack’ and Live at Montreux recordings (especially the ending of ‘Cold Shot’) . Here’s a couple of tasters of some of those:

http://youtu.be/OagM-WirPiQ

I couldn’t find a particularly related James Booker video on youtube, but here’s a killing track by him anyway:

http://youtu.be/ld9Flsgembs

Enjoy!