Making Take A Seat
While Take A Seat is an adventure in its own right, it’s the kindness of strangers, a collaborative effort of artists and technicians and the help of a long suffering camera unit that brings these stories alive on screen.
Zach Hurd features in Sharing A Ride Festival Cut and EP 9 of the Sharing A Ride Series. Tracks that were used: "Small Places", "Demons", "Till The Morning and Distant Sea".
The Grommits track "It Could Be Worse" features in Sharing A Ride Festival Cut.
Nesta Rae - Tracks "Shiny" and "If It Were The 60's" feature in Sharing a Ride EP 5.
Matthieu LaForge - "Faces" Features in EP 8 of Sharing A Ride and his track "Road to Democracy" features in the Egypt Festival Cut.
The Arcane Garden's track "Bang" features in Egypt: EP1 and "Beautiful" in Egypt: EP 2.
Baum's tracks "I Cannot Sleep" and "Go Sleep in Blood" feature in Egypt EP 1; Other specially written music features throughout the Egypt Series.
Ben Woolman's "Western Desert" features in Sharing A Ride EP Other specially written music features throughout the Sharing A Ride Series.
Evan Wilson's score tracks "Drumdance" and "Snakeskin" feature both in the Egypt Fest Cut and EP1.
Stevie G Band fun loving track "Dreamin'" features in the Egypt Festival cut.
I heard some news yesterday on the radio, while waking up, the chill of a clear night sky beating a hasty retreat in the face of a golden, southern Californian sun. A young teenager had stayed out past his parent-enforced curfew. Fearful of being punished and with the imagination of… read more
Yesterday, while clearing out a draw in my small house in Oldham, preparing for a move over to California, I found a piece of paper. On it was scribbled thoughts from the day I arrived back at my father’s house after my first Take A Seat journey. What do they… read more
My laundry is not yet dry. I hung it up a couple of hours ago, but it’s overcast and cool. For the first time for as long as I can remember, I bask in this weather, wondering around aimlessly under an almost gloomy sky. It looks like rain. Maybe I’ll… read more
Thats it I suppose. One small era for me has finished. It started one day when I decided to go on a long journey, and I thought then that it would finish when I reached the southerly most city in Argentina. But it didn’t. Instead I feel like this chapter… read more
If you’ve been unwise, bored or in the most unusual of cases interested enough to have followed the Take A Seat journey from it’s conception, you might remember a man that uttered such timeless quotes as “I feel like an abused porn star”, and “that ends my portion on the… read more
Three days ago I sat and watched a herring gull float on a keen wind, subtly changing the angles of its dagger-like wings to stay motionless above the earth. It was looking at something, one beady eye in its cocked head fixed on an object below. I have no idea… read more
Life drifts by. It just does, irrespective of how hard you grab it. You can’t even change the number of experiences you fit into every second, all you can do is control what kind of experiences you have in those fleeting moments. You could try the eye watering rush of… read more
Self pity is pathetic. I hate it, but I gather vast piles of it around me on occasion. The pity weighs heavy and crushes me into a very dark place that neither laughter or sunlight will drag me out of until something – it could be anything but I suspect… read more
Airports are strange places. I’ve been going through a lot of them recently. They’re no longer mildly exciting – like they are when you’re a child going on holiday – but they do somehow stimulate some strange reflective feeling inside me. Its as if the impartial stop-gap between worlds gives… read more
This is what happens when you spend a lot of time on public transport or in airports. I think. About where I’ve been, what I’ve done, where I’m going and where I want to be. Then I write – actually truth be told the thinking never finishes before the writing… read more