September …’We sit late, watching the dark slowly unfold….’ Ted Hughes

Rune Ness a very talented filmmaker created a wonderful video for an old song I wrote on an album called ‘Everyman’.  It’s beautiful and haunting and even though we never met I do hope we do more in the future.

So I realise it’s been quite a while since I last updated and September came round quicker than I thought.

Astounding Science Fiction A Street and Smith Publication September Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement

Astounding Science Fiction A Street and Smith Publication September Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement

I thought I would have a Summer of concentrating on just music but it wasn’t to be so.  I ended up being quite busy despite many of the people I work for being away.

Foto Z Jungmann

Foto Z Jungmann

I also ended up walking for miles and my legs are just so tired they feel like glue so I’ve bought a rusty old bike.

Torquay Chalet Hotel 12th July 1947

Torquay Chalet Hotel 12th July 1947

One of the people for whom I work took me to the Royal Yacht Squadron for lunch for Cowes Week.  It was very interesting to take a tour of the Castle and look at the paintings which I had helped type up over the last year or so. It was a really foggy day and there were people positioned all over the Castle in the bedrooms with telescopes.  It was a complete revelation! A very strange world of which I know nothing!

'Solent Butterflies' racing under spinnakers Colour Photograph by Beken & Son Cowes J Arthur Dixon

‘Solent Butterflies’ racing under spinnakers Colour Photograph by Beken & Son Cowes J Arthur Dixon

Blue…

The welcome Elissa Landi gave Nino Martini when he returned has all Hollywood guessing.  But She isn't neglecting Tristan, her favourite mount, for the opera singer from Photoplay August 1937

The welcome Elissa Landi gave Nino Martini when he returned has all Hollywood guessing. But She isn’t neglecting Tristan, her favourite mount, for the opera singer from Photoplay August 1937

My favourite colour.

Photoplay August 1937

Photoplay August 1937

I adored this film below – so amazing to see the streets of Paris in 1961.  She reminded me so much of Blondie.

Cleo 5 to 7 A film by Agnes Varda 1961

Cleo 5 to 7 A film by Agnes Varda 1961

I love this map of the moon.  It’s a pull out poster and was created even before we landed on it.

Elger's Map of the Moon 1964 (before we landed on it) published by George Philip and Son Limited London

Elger’s Map of the Moon 1964 (before we landed on it) published by George Philip and Son Limited London

I’m so grateful to the supremely talented Brian Kavanagh for updating my website and doing more photographs which we shot in Brompton Cemetary which I find an intriguing place.  Due to the Government cuts (it’s a Royal Park in fact) a lot of it’s very overgrown and wild.  A very underrated singer called Tim Rose is buried there amongst many others.

Lettie by Brian Kavanagh August 2013

Lettie by Brian Kavanagh August 2013

Lettie by Brian Kavanagh August 2013

Lettie by Brian Kavanagh August 2013

I did a film for Michael Seymour who has just written his first book of fiction which is a gripping read.

I saw the fantastic Chris Spedding and Andy Fraser (Free) play in Portsmouth of all places! What musicianship! I also enjoyed the Eels in Oxford. I do like getting out of London at every opportunity.

I also started writing again.  Six or so songs.  I have been writing with Mark Vernon and three tracks with Dave Barbarossa whom I saw play last week who was phenomenal with his band Cauldronated and I hope to go into a studio very soon.  The reason I like to work with other people is I just lack the musicianship so it’s great to work over Dave’s fantastic drum tracks or over Mark’s keys.  It opens up a completely new angle for me.  Otherwise my songs start sounding the same.  I am also performing in Corsica with Louise in November on my new Roland Juno Gi which thankfully is a bit lighter than my old keyboard.

The conversation by Lettie

The conversation by Lettie

People have been coming up to me lately saying how much they like the music and I’m glad to say that it’s still being discovered.  It feels like a lifetime ago I did my first gig at the Blackfriars pub in Glasgow. My gratitude to David Baron goes without saying.

Please note name postcard to Mr A Sercombe Fore St Bovery Tracer Devon 1903

Please note name postcard to Mr A Sercombe Fore St Bovery Tracer Devon 1903

So much sadness and worry in this world we live in concerns me greatly as it probably does for you too. This is how I escape through postcards, pictures and music.

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Unknown photograph Buxton Crescent

Unknown photograph Buxton Crescent

About lettiemusic

Part time artist based in London
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