10.12.10 - 09:03am
I remember that time I played The Tate (2nd time actually) and someone came up after my set and told me I was a genius and I sort of scoffed simperingly before Adrian Teenbeat said all matter-of-factly in a Barnsley voice: “No, there’s three of us. Him, me, and Ben.”
Can’t find anything on YouTube that [...]
02.11.10 - 02:22pm
If you want to see me on the 25th I’m afraid it’s going to cost you £32. Also, apologies to anyone who plays guitar.
02.07.10 - 03:20pm
Another Um profile with interview.
Who is Pete Um?
Pete Um is an experimental solo artist from Cambridge in the UK, who takes life around him and converts it into music. Over the years his prolific output has challenged much of everyday perception of life..
His challenging output hasn’t hit the mainstream, which to Pete is not [...]
01.09.10 - 02:43pm
Looks like I’m playing tomorrow’s Bad Timing with Gary War, which is cool.
In other cool news Dave & I watched the Sensational film last night and it’s great & I am totally in it, which makes me really proud and embarassed at the same time. Dave is the original fan round here though, and he’s [...]
07.16.09 - 01:30pm
First off, the marvellous Russell Taysom has made good on a promise and done one of his joyously dark illustrations of me, here seen feasting on the head of Man From Uranus. To me he’s captured Phil rather better than he has me but then it’s hard to judge a likeness of oneself (perhaps indicative [...]
07.13.09 - 05:37pm
I’ve only seen the Bodies once and I thought they were deeply unlikely and testingly brilliant, so I’m chuffed to be asked to play this, albeit rather aghast at the news that this is their last gig. Also my concert schedule was in danger of becoming indistinguishable from that of someone who doesn’t actually perform [...]
06.20.09 - 07:47pm
Long-wanted to get some kind of map with red pins in, cos more is always more than more in the world of grist. The list doesn’t include DJ-ing or performing in other bands. There must be some I’ve forgotten, if you can help? I know I played round the Loop Soup HQ once but I [...]
01.22.09 - 09:39pm
Seems I’ve gone improv, just cos Chris is a nice guy and all. Think I will providing incongruent tempos and melodies for people who can actually play instruments and shit. I think I’m going to use various outmoded playback devices and a malfunctioning Electrix Repeater to feed them through.
01.11.09 - 08:22pm
My pal Gordon asked me to send him an MP3 of the old Um live favourite “Casiotone“, which I duly did whilst warning him it was pretty fucking awful on a great many levels, not least of which was the so-called production. He wanted it for his guest spot on a radio show, and happily [...]