Happy New Album Day!
Funemployed LP is available from Bandcamp, iTunes, or CD from BP shop.
Eight stripped back anthems for creatives living in a material world. I’m Selling Myself has BP milking himself like a cash cow ‘whose farmer lost interest,’ while in single Food Is The New Rock and Roll he threatens to ‘quit music to pursue hospitality’ acknowledging that the hipster food craze might have broken him.
The album features cameos from Tim Rogers, Sam Simmons and Brian Ritchie. BP responded to Brian’s metaphor of ‘If you walk into a store and buy a chicken, it doesn’t mean you reject fish’ by penning the song Fish Finger, told from the perspective of a prawn sitting in a bain marie. It’s Cat Power meets Brand Power.
photo: Yvette Coppersmith.
Hi,.. You don’t know me,.. & I’m only half way through your book, but I wanted to say,.. ‘Thank you’. You have no idea what it means to me to have someone voice so beautifully & honestly these experiences – that so reflect the story of my little unsuccessful independent 25 year career! Every page seems to reflect my own experiences,.. Every pages shines a little light on my most excruciatingly difficult ‘artist moments’ and draws conclusions I painstakingly took years to come to. In a very difficult ‘semi retirement’ stage of my career, it has been wonderful to see that I wasn’t alone all this time,.. That I did not experience these things because I am a failure or a ‘little bit shit’,.. Just someone who was not so good at playing the game! It’s a great book, well done! Karen x
Thanks Karen. I wish you all the best in your semi-retirement. Success is an ethos, rather than a fixed point. Find pleasure in the process. And pay the freaking rent or something. x
Emotional rent, that is!