Hello. I just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know “The Gypsy Life” DVD is now available here at the www.johngorka.com website store. All will be personally signed by “the artist” as is everything that is sent out from this bustling center of music making and mayhem. The website store will now be accepting credit card orders from around the world. Previously we only shipped to the US and Canada. I was thinking calling this post “Gorka Goes Global” but I thought better of it.
“The Gypsy Life” is a 2 DVD set produced by AIX Records. The centerpiece of the set is a 19 song performance recorded in high definition video and high resolution audio at the Zipper Auditorium at the Colburn School of the Performing Arts downtown in Los Angeles last December. The show features some longtime musical cohorts and friends Michael Manring on bass, Russ Rentler, from the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band on mandolin, Amilia Spicer on vocals and Susan Werner on piano, guitar and vocals. Recorded in a beautiful hall without a live audience the effect is like a private concert. One disc is a 2 sided video dvd and the other is a dvd-audio in surround sound on one side and cd audio on the second side. The “interactive” side includes this performance, and other sections with interviews, a photo gallery, discography, artist bios, song intros, and some live club footage recorded at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica. The second side of the video disc is what I’m calling the “Linear Show” which puts parts of all of the above and more into a single 2 hour long program. I still don’t really know how to talk about this thing yet. If you have a home theater set-up I think you will be pleased with the quality of the video and audio. I don’t have one of these systems so I might have to come to your place to watch it. For more information about “The Gypsy Life” please visit http://www.aixrecords.com
Special thanks to Mark Waldrep of AIX for making this whole thing happen. The DVDs ordered from AIX are signed and numbered. The DVD is also available from http://www.redhouserecords.com
I’ve been working on new songs on my own and with some interesting collaborators. I hope to record the songs next year and put them out in early ’09 if not sooner.
All for now,
If you are not paranoid, you are not paying attention — JG