106. FOUR QUESTIONS

This comment came in last week. I liked the questions so I thought I’d post them here. “Hello, Tom. My name is Nicolò, I’m an Italian student from the University of Turin. The thesis for my academic degree is about the cinema of Steve Buscemi, as an actor and a director. For this reason I watched for the first time […]

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105. NERVOUS LAUGHTER

Over the past few weeks The Black & Blue Orkestre has been busy revisiting an earlier song. Hard to believe we’ve been doing this since 2006; some of the songs are almost 6 years old. As we are moving toward releasing a CD of all our originals we’ve been taking a look at how they […]

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104. BALL & CHAIN

I’m happy to announce that The Black & Blue Orkestre has a brand new vocal track called BALL & CHAIN. This one originated from a guitar loop I made from a fragment of a Chuck Berry song about a train ride to hell. I didn’t have any lyrics except for this fragment that hit me one day 15 years […]

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103: PROMISED LAND

The Black & Blue Orkestre did a major reworking of an earlier song, with all new beats, new bass and new twang–and new vocals. We feel the extra effort was worth the extra effort. See what you think: I’m also happy to announce that the Orkestre did it’s first interview with writer Christine Bode. There […]

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102: BLACK & BLUE MUSIC VIDEO

Recently I got the idea to put a music video together for Frozen Sunset, a new instrumental track by The Black & Blue Orkestre. I thought it might be a quick thing because there were no vocals. Then I foolishly suggested that Will and Grog shoot some video of themselves using their iPhones. Which meant […]

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101. FROZEN HEARTACHE

The Black & Blue Orkestre has a new vocal track, called “Frozen Heartache“. We’d be grateful for the lending of your ears. It was somewhat inspired by the groove of “Frozen Sunset” but then took on a life of its own.  

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100. FROZEN SUNSET

Wow, the 100th post. Perhaps it is significant this one is about…music. The Black & Blue Orkestre has just finished a new track called FROZEN SUNSET. This one is an instrumental, but don’t let that fool you. I’m pretty sure it will take you on a journey that will thrill and chill. It basically started […]

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99. FADE TO BLACK

The Black & Blue Orkestre has carved out another track. This one is called “Fade To Black.” It’s a kind of bluezy emo surf rocker written and sung by DiCillo. Additional vocals and bass by Grog and guitars by Will Crewdson. We’re inching toward getting enough original stuff for a CD. Let us know what […]

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