I’ve been meaning to do a write-up of the US Tour ever since it finished. It’s taking me a very long time to finish, so in the meantime I’m going to skip ahead and give a quick review of my most recent trip to the UK.
My first day in London included an in-studio appearance with DJ Lauren Laverne on her BBC Radio show. I decided to perform my songs with 2 acoustic guitarists, Ally & Warren. We’ve never performed together so when we arrived at the studio we spent an hour rehearsing some ideas before taking them live to the air. I edited together the 3 songs we performed and you can listen to the audio of this performance below.
Sage Francis unplugged – live on BBC radio 2010 by Strange Famous Records
With such a short time to rehearse, this came off much better than I expected. I’d like to thank Ally & Warren for offering their time and talents to this session. I’d also like to thank Lauren Larverne and all the fine folks at the BBC Radio for giving me the opportunity to perform for all of their listeners. “Sage Francis” actually became a trending topic on UK’s Twitter. That’s what I heard anyway, I slept the rest of the day away once I got to the hotel.
The next day I performed a sold out show at C.A.M.P. with SFR cohorts Buddy Peace and Dan le sac opening up the night with their own respective DJ sets. The excitement level of this show was through the roof. The audience helped me push the limits of my rap abdomen. Yes, my rapdomen. Through the course of my hour and a half long set I touched on many things including the importance of recognizing miracles and how scientists are getting me PISSED. Apparently a good portion of the UK crowd is unfamiliar with this ICP meme (bless them) so I’d like to apologize to anyone I may have offended. Not really, but listen to this audio review from someone who was sincerely disturbed by the notion that science is mad fake. I heard this after receiving multiple tweets from people asking me if I was serious about miracles which added to the hilarity. One thing that is unforgiving about this review is that he believes “all DJs do is press play.” To each their own I suppose, but Buddy Peace & Dan le sac are absolute masters of their craft. Hopefully the ingenuity and talent they contribute to the turntable’s play button gets more appreciation from the general public.
In other news, and not totally unrelated, I hope the DJs and vinyl collectors take notice to the limited edition red LI(F)E vinyl we recently made available. 500 in existence. All come signed. There’s a download code and a bunch of other goodies. GRAB ‘EM WHILE THEY LAST!
Big up yaself,