On our knees, in the soil - where some culture is grown. In the air, tumble down. It's a new life from sculptured decay.”

— Drifting (Autumn lament)

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Big Blue Car - inspired to play by:

The Blue Nile, Split Enz, Hauschka, Yello, Holst, Isao Tomita, The Church, Radiohead, Gene, Fleetwood Mac,  Japan, The Thompson Twins, Grizzly Bear, Mike Oldfield, The Stranglers, Focus, Alanis Morissette, Alice Cooper, Yes, Baby Bird, The Cure, Black Sabbath, KD Lang, Kent, Peter Gabriel, Big Country, The Finn brothers, Bjork, Roxy Music, The Fixx, Camel, South, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, The Eels, ELP, Cinematic Orchestra, Supertramp, Elbow, Fanfarlo, Toyah, Fleet Foxes, Sting, Tangerine Dream, The Icicle Works, Lemon Jelly, The Jam, Queen, Kate Bush, Chumbawamba, Midnight Oil, Squeeze, The Tubes, Hawkwind, Donovan, Golden Earring, Simon & Garfunkel, Manson, ELO, Cocteau Twins, Stevie Wonder, Howard Jones, Jellyfish, (early) Genesis, Julian Cope, John Barry, Jade Warrior, Scarlet Party, Portishead, Lord Huron, Talk Talk, Manfred Mann, Lars Danielsson, Steve Miller Band, (early) U2, Frank Zappa, Duran Duran, Billy Bragg, Matt Pond PA, Ultravox, Slade, The Who, New Order, Pink Floyd, Prefab Sprout, Thunderclap Newman, Jethro Tull, Glen Campbell, Red Snapper, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sade, XTC, Sigur Ros, Silent Running, Stephen Duffy, Vangelis, The Mission, The Sundays, The Psychedelic Furs, The Ventures, This Mortal Coil, Osibisa, Thomas Dolby, Nicola Conte, FGTH, Utopia, Stravinsky, The Flaming Lips.
 

And inspired to write by...
Pretty much everything else.
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The new 2019 album release: HAPPY YET?

Big Blue Car artwork for Happy Yet?

Drifting (Autumn lament) - from Happy Yet?

Mortal Orbits - from Happy Yet?

News & Blogs

Mark Hollis 

It hits hard when music and writers you respect suddenly disappear off the scene.

If you are watching news headlines today (Feb 25) you may notice the sad news that Mark Hollis from Talk Talk has died. No details available as yet but I'm sure more will follow.

Talk Talk, who were from the UK, crossed over from producing some tight, relevant 80's synth-pop-indie rock, out of which they grew their sound into a much more sophisticated and experimental writing. I always found their material inspiring and it…

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