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"Slow Time Mondays" : The Legendary Splinters Project Surfaces!



One of the finest fan made projects ever, surfaces at Mixcloud for all the world to hear. A true gem!!!

From Cpt. Stax:
10 yrs ago today, we (at Splinters) were working on the final details for our own version of the 2001 Acoustic Tour album, called "Slow Time Mondays" after Jim Pinkington's suggestion. All the tracks played on that tour not included on the official album, and out 1 month before "Days of Speed"! A successful project involving many members like Karl (archive supremo) Dodger (drawings) Martin (database distribution) me (artwork and tracks consultant) and others. The result was more interesting and "true" than the official live album, even if "just" audience recordings. The (free) distribution started just after the 9/11 tragedy, and I remember myself trying to do the back sleeve artwork at home that sleepless night, watching the news in horror and despair. In the end, almost unconsciously, I made what could be seen as a simple tribute to the twin towers. For the 1st time ever shared outside Splinters now, to celebrate its 10th anniversary. We know Paul Weller was (and is) an avid collector of fan recordings and he’s not against these kind of things, so I had a copy ready to be shipped to the Black Barn Studios (fao: John Weller!). But in the end we thought it wasn't a great idea, cos maybe the label, or John, would consider it as a bootleg (it’s not!). I’m pretty sure if we were able to give it to Paul in person he’d love it! Enjoy!





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  1. Brilliant! What a cool thing.

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  2. This is great! Thanks Dave. Can't believe it took me this long to see this post. I was at the gig at the House of Blues for this tour.

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