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Playing Live…

3 Pint Rule are playing Saturday, March 4 at 8:45 PM – 11 PM at Bratton Fleming Sports Club EX31 4 Barnstaple, Devon.

It’s party time ???? ? …but only 3 pints for us before playing (apparently that’s the rule?!). Support act Brieya May – Everyone Welcome…

Here is a video clip of us playing at Kings Nympton Village Hall on the 4th February 2017. We had a great time and the audience were brilliant. We have more gigs lined up for 2017.

3 Pint Rule – We Can Be Heroes

We can be ‘Heroes’… ?

Posted by Three Pint Rule on Monday, February 13, 2017


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The History of This Window – This Window (UK) was formed by Peter Bright around 1985; earlier tape experiments exist from 1979 to 1984. These tape experiments formed the basic philosophy of This Window. The analogue tape machine became the main instrument used to create ‘songs’. This interest in experimentation had been nurtured whilst being a member of the Exeter College of Art and Design bands, T.34 (1978 – 1980) and The Urge (1979). The Urge supported Adam and the Ants and Bauhaus and were offered a record contract with 4AD but decided to split up and consequently didn’t sign. In A Glass Darkly (1981) was a project with the lead singer from The Urge, Russell Young and two ballet dancers who performed to a tape backing track of a dripping tap, only a handful of gigs were played in London. This project ended and Peter later joined Finish The Story (1981 -1986) as guitarist. Read more…

1999 Fender body – 2004 Squire neck – rebuilt 2016

Delighted with my latest rebuild

All bits fitted together like they were made for each other. Now fitted with the correct 8 hole scratch plate. Very low action and sounds like a ‘strat’ should.

Custer’s Last Stand

Free download of a track recorded by This Window featuring Jake Bright on guitar. The lyrics to this song were written in 1979 and was a song performed by T34. This is a totally different version to the original.

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1999 Fender (body) with a 2004 Fender Squire neck.

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In 1982, the Squier brand was reactivated by Fender to become its brand for lower priced versions of Fender guitars. Squier guitars have been manufactured in Japan, Korea, Mexico, India, Indonesia, China, and the United States.In the late 1970s and early 1980s Fender was facing competition from lower priced Japanese made guitars. The higher priced Fender guitars were made in the United States and could not compete with the lower prices of Japanese made Fender copies. In the early 1980s, Japanese labour and production costs were much lower than in America and to compete with the Japanese made guitars, Fender moved the lower priced Fender guitar production from America to Japan.

Fender was also losing sales in Japan to Japanese guitar brands such as T?kai, Greco and Fernandes and the establishment of Fender Japan would benefit Fender sales in Japan, as well as overseas. Fender began negotiations with several Japanese musical instrument distributors and reached an agreement with Yamano Gakki and Kanda Shokai to establish Fender Japan.

Squier. (2016, November 14). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 00:32, November 14, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Squier&oldid=749371757

Hybrid performance – Pillage art historical styles #keywords

The cliché ‘we can learn from history’ is in many cases nonsense – we continue to make the same mistakes over and over again. We do however have to ride that fast learning curve to create a new product and to have new ideas.

Business is not a static immovable object it has to evolve. We have to morph into different markets, pushing our ideas onto the next phase – this is what artists do. The work of artists (painters) is to reference film and digital imaging, sampling, graphic design, fashion, urban architecture, comics and photography etc. Pillage art historical styles, including Pop art, Post-Painterly Abstraction, Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism, alongside referencing other cultures. This hybridity allows an exploration of different cultural and technological concerns, allowing boundaries to be broken and new frontiers challenged.

 Judgement : What is going against you »
If you allow fear to stop you from taking a chance or a new possibility then you will lose out. Do not ignore the new opportunities being presented to you – a decision, new job or relationship could change your life for the better. Do not refuse change when change at this time is vital – feel the fear and do it anyway. Outcomes may well be delayed, however this is a time for positive action and not passiveness.

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We have now become at home with the Internet and its optimized retail opportunities. The steps the artists of the 1880’s were looking for was a break from observed representation. Symbolism and its search for new boundaries of creativity within literature and poetry began to point the way for these young men, their almost post modernist approach to their art looked to steal ideas from every form of intellectual discipline. These painters, over a hundred years ago, were a clique and were accused by their contemporaries of being too intellectual to be serious painters. Search Engine Optimization is also a mysterious clique with its differing ethics, a structured discipline but it is time to re-invent Search Engine Optimization to get our businesses (our art) moving forward.

The Star : Outcome »
This is a time of good luck and fortune, perhaps after a period of struggle and heartache. Good health, possibly after a time of illness, and good fortune that will give you a new zest of life. If considering a new love affair, new job or career, or travel, then go for it. You may also receive a gift or gifts!

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Web designers and SEO gurus are doing the same now; they are copying code, search words, keywords and optimization tricks from each other. #painters #artists

 How you feel about yourself now »
You are feeling that things will go your way, you believe in fairness and justice in all things. If you are considering partnership issues, personal or professional, dealings will go well. Perhaps you are about to sign a contract or legal document, this will be beneficial to you. If someone has done wrong to you it will be put right and you will feel justice has been done.

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Archive

This is a hybrid performance which is an eclectic mix of the avant-garde ramblings of the early experimentation pieces of ‘Extraction’ and the ‘dark song’ musings of the tortured artist. Sadly this appears to be the last known live recording of This Window.

Double bass (Jake Bright) and guitar / vocals (Peter Bright) played with screwdrivers. Recorded and transmitted live on Soundart Radio (FM) Dartington College, Nr Totnes on 8th August 2008.

The double bass was miked up and played through a Marshal Stack – very loud in a very small studio!

Video by Garry Smout (1981) Audioby This Window

I want to kiss the scars you hide…

Metal Garden Furniture

I want to kiss the scars you hide, caress you from inside, like the sunshine that follows a rainy day. I will make them my lovers, show them with pride to others, I’ll be with you all the way.

The calming dreams you have and then horror comes flooding back, the fists, the words, cutting like knives. I will take them all away (you no longer need to pray) I’ll be inside you everyday.

I want to kiss the scars you hide, caress you from inside, like the sunshine that follows a rainy day. I will make them my brothers and take them from the others, I’ll be with you all the way.

PB (aka TW) Feb. 2014

I found the above words written on a bit of scrap paper. We are all covered in scars, cat scratch, twig scratch, dog nip, fights, electric hand tools, knife slips, broken bottles and broken souls. I would like to point out I am not sad or feeling sorry for myself – I’m interested in the journey. Maybe time to go and record some ‘love songs’… Links below are from Wikipedia and might not work.

Articles/Reviews

  • Review in German magazine ‘Epitaph’ 1991, contains list of solo releases from 1988 – 1991 [1]
  • Review and interview with the BBC in 2005 about the release of ‘The Sampler No. 05’.[2] There is a link on this page to an audio clip of the interview.
  • Review by Mick Mercer: [3] in 2007
  • Review in Grave Jibes Fanzine (Russia) February 2010 [4] pages 64 to 71. This includes an interview and a review of ‘Cassette Culture 1989 – 2009’
  • Article on early experiences of home taping [5] from the ‘The Living Archive Of Underground Music’

Music production

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Photos of old studio

  • Images of studio – 2007
    17.07.07 022 17.07.07 021 17.07.07 020 5 June 07 018I was cleaning out an old PC and came across these images of Jake in our studio. This studio no longer exists and the various pieces of equipment are spread across the UK.

    Limited edition (real) CD

    The 100 CD edition of The Sampler #05  featuring This Window and Finish the Story was originally released as an exhibition promo giveaway in September 2007. The discs are numbered and have the exhibition stamp.

    IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY FOR £5.00 – CONTACT M4TR

    This Sampler - Finish The Story

    WE HAVE A FEW LEFT IN STOCK IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY FOR £5.00 – CONTACT M4TR

    The limited release of 100 CD’s of The Sampler #05 was originally released as an exhibition promo giveaway in September 2007. The discs are numbered and have the exhibition stamp.

    REVIEW – FINISH THE STORY – THE SAMPLER #05

    “…now their inclusion had been settled five Finish The Story tracks. ‘Playing At Life’ is even better with a mean throb, and more of his sublimely catchy, nagging guitar with Nicola’s unusually piercing vocals and a weirdly spooky synth. ‘Solace’ is more relaxed, actually far more towards the This Window style, being like ambient bellows, billowing………..and there’s an intriguing little slice called ‘Ripples In The Water’ at the end too. Read more…
     
    free downloadWhere Is My Jesus? by This Window
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