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Song o’ the Mornin’ – Neil Young’s Pocahontas

How One Man Combined Whimsy & Feeling And Made You Blub

Early mornings, Trey’s something of a sleepy bear – best approached with caution. But this morning was different, tinged as it was by the Song o’ the Mornin’, the plaintive Pocahontas, by Canadia’s very own Neil Young.

As the subtitle boasts, Neil’s forte is far less his stomping rock tunes + scrap metal solos, and far more his deft touch at mixing whimsy with genuine emotion. After all, Neil ain’t an injured Indian. But the Marlon connection to Pocahontas may have been inspired by Sacheen Littlefeather’s acceptance of Brando’s* Oscar in 1973.

Which is worthy of an entire album of songs, that can never be bested by that one speech.

For more whimsical, tear-inducing acoustic emo, check this out. A salmon on your plate will never be the same.

Songs available here:

Pocahontas

Will to Love

 

 

* Notice that it’s ‘Neil’, and ‘Brando’. This is probably why:

Marlon Brando, Pocahontas, Neil Young

Song o’ the Mornin’ – Kath Bloom’s Come Here

Since Linklater's got a new movie out, Before Midnight, the gang at Power's Towers have checked out the first two of the trilogy.

And we can’t wait for the appropriately late showing at Bio Oko, so lovely have been the others.

One might quip that Richard Linklater is America’s best French film director (if it weren’t for the execrable School of Rock), given that his movies are ever so talky and about important stuff, like love, life and the meaning of it all. It ain’t Taratinesque, fo’ sho’.

Anyway, a Yank boy and French girl meet on a train and spend a night of magic in Vienna, waaay back in the early 90s. How they hit it off, what’s important to them, their chemistry, the natural performances and leisurely story telling – are all uberly hard to do once a camera starts rolling.

So this morning, like the last Trey’s had all week, it’s Kath Bloom‘s Come Here, from one of the most pitch-perfect romantic scenes in cinema history.

You can buy the song here, or where the hell you please. Sadly, not in a chic vinyl store in Vienna, in 1994. 1994’s gone, baby. Gone.

The movies can be rented or bought here, among other places.

Magistrala Show – Thanks for Coming!

Once again, thanks to all you lovely people who managed to make it for the show supporting CCEA.

Trey Roque plays Magistrala IP Pavlova Praha

Not just the show, but the entire thing was a pretty unique, fabtastic event, was it not?

I’ve never been asked to do so many encores — I actually ran out of songs!

It was so cool to be playing outdoors in the centre of Praha too. Had a real ‘Times Square’ feeling, with all the traffic and the panoply of people that make up Praha, who had to stop by and check out le Roque.

Stay tuned for more acoustic solo shows. Trey’s planning to play more live shows once the nights turn cooler and our thoughts turn to indoor entertainment.

In the meantime, have a fab babi-leto.

Trey Roque plays Magistrala IP Pavlova Praha

Thanks also to my impromptu backing band, on handclaps, tambourine and comfy sofa:

Trey Roque plays Magistrala show at IP Pavlova Praha

 

As ever, pics courtesy and (c) of Tino.

Trey Plays Magistrala

Part of a fab fest aimed at regenerating the Magistrala at IP Pavlova – come on over! August 7, 20:00

Salivating at the prospect of playing IP Pavlova. Doggam!

What?

In the spirit of his new acoustic-guitar music (Trey & the elves are still busy at work), Trey will be playing the CCEA-managed urban regeneration fest.

The project is a two-week long fest of music, open-air movie screenings, fussball and chess tournaments, and pleasant outdoor refreshments. Let’s hope the good weather holds!

CCEA’s idea is to highlight the need for a better solution for pedestrians and people who want to use the space for something better than …. cars. Here’s how it is now:

Trey Plays Magistrala

Magistrala as it is – not much majesty, is there?

And here’s a few pics for how it will be:

Trey Plays Magistrala

Magistrala with fab street art.

Trey Plays Magistrala

Of course – the area will be buzzing with lovely people. And there just may be different types of cars in the street – but that’s architectural licence for you!

Trey will be premiering a clutch of fab new songs, plus all those faves you know so well. AND it’ll be a bit safer for your ears!

When?

Wednesday – August 7, at 20:00. A full hour or more!

In the spirit of Bruce Springsteen, he’ll be playing until they shut the lights off. Trey will also be taking requests from his back catalogue (yeah, we know ;-)). Macht shau!

How much?

Free. Though Trey will be selling his Eagles EP for those of you who love a little hard roquin’ and want to support the artist.

What do I got to do to take part in roque history?

Come on – come over! Get your sexy self down to IP Pavlova, Praha, and then use this uberly simple map.

Trey Plays Magistrala

Download & print this map.

Naturally, enjoy all the other lovely happenings too – Trey promises not to get too jealous.

Spread the word with a programme. We’ve highlighted Trey, for those of you who see as badly as he does.

Trey Plays Magistrala

 

Weeds are tumbling down…

Trey & the Roque Elves Busy Recording ... Teh Internetz Want to Know Whys

A quick update on Trey recording his latest album….

We is still trying to get that perfect balance of bat of wing and eye of newt – all for your magickal listening pleasure. Promising oodles of new songs, plus a few you’ve only heard in ‘roque’ format – all on the flying carpet of the acoustic guitar. Shazam!

In the meantime:

Tumbleweed 02

 

… Now, is it stir anti-clockwise 43 times, and clockwise 34? Or …?

What’s new, puddytat?

Trey Roque update from Power's Towers

A quick missive on Trey’s musical machinations.

Trey’s been doggam busy with making new music, recording, and planning that just-around-the-corner global domination kinda type thing with his manager, Tuco. His acoustic-guitar flavoured LP (10 songs and counting) is slated for release in August.

As Trey and Martin have gone their separate ways, everything will be played by Mr Roque, and where it ain’t it’s not. However, after February’s roquetastic Eagles EP, the so-far untitled LP will show an emotionally-richer side. Something like roasted almonds with Malagasy† vanilla ice cream smothered in calvados.

There’ll be a few mellowy tunes but, let’s face it, Trey does not chill too well – he burns.*

The LP will be digital-only, with all the lovely reading stuff available on request as a PDF through this site. (Yeah, we miss liner notes too). We’re hoping to get a lo-fi video done supporting at least one of the singles.

Meanwhile, as Prague is dead as Buddy Holly during the summer, there are no shows slated. Live roquing will recommence in the autumn – with a new format and plenty of fresh new songs.

Stay tuned – and roque on!

 

‘Madgascan’ is wrong. To cop that next time you want to show-off at cocktail parties.

* So that’s the ice cream analogy all melted in the shopping bag before you get home… Damn! We need a new intern to write our PR.

Free Music for the un-Valentines

One from the heart for singletons

Only a wee bit of free music can soothe the savage heart

on this day of unfulfillable expectations, lousy restaurants, tasteless gifts and eggshell conversations.

And, no, Xmas hasn’t come early today.

My gift to frustrated lovers everywhere – an un-Valentine’s song as you’re going to get. Replete with acoustic band, harpsichord, and blemishes – though some of us like our blemishes, for they reveal the real meaning of beauty.

For all the singletons, one from the heart.

Force Majeure

True love, fallen from the skies above, is a feeling best kept close to heart
Once opened gates let flood waters inundate, when they’re gone what can be done to go on?

“Someone always pays”

Shooting stars are but collisions from afar, for all their beauty, and they’re meaningless
You’re in my constellation for all time, but am past you, across the universe

“Someone always pays
No one ever stays”

Word and music (C) A Power 2013.

Use the comments box to let me know where the blemishes are!

Dalmatian crossing pond

 

Potrva – Acoustic Spot Tonight!

Trey Plays Solo

Just a reminder, I’ll be doing a short solo stint on acoustic at Potrva open mic night tonight.

This is a chance to hear songs that I don’t play as part of the *roque act*.

There will also be some fab local acts playing, and the night is very Czech-friendly. It’s also non-smoking! Fab!

Trey Playing Acoustic Solo

It’s donations/ free on the door, but get there for 19:00, as it’s always a full house. See you soon!

 

Trey on Wood – Acoustic Show at Potrva

Singer-songwriter Extravaganza!

Hey music lovers.

I’ll be doing a solo stint at the lovely Potrva open mic night. This is a chance to hear songs that I don’t play as part of the *roque act*.

There will also be some fab local acts playing, and the night is very Czech-friendly. It’s also non-smoking! Fab!

Trey on Wood

Trey on Wood

It’s donations/ free on the door, but get there for 19:00, as it’s always a full house. See you soon!

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