Many of you will already be aware of mr_hopkinson’s_computer (especially listeners of Miss Kitty’s Adventures In MySpace on TheCoolestRadioEver, or the Bristolites amongst you), but for those of you who aren’t, here’s the skinny…
There’s a man named Mr Hopkinson, or even, mr_hopkinson. He’s a musician (he was once one-half of Stoloff & Hopkinson, a.k.a. Essenhaitch), and a bit of an artist and film maker too.
He owns a computer. This is mr_hopkinson’s_computer. And mr_hopkinson’s_computer likes to sing. Not only that, mr_hopkinson’s_computer also likes duetting with other musical computers, like Audrey3000.
I like to sing cover versions. I mostly like indie songs from the 80’s & 90’s, but I like some newer ones too.
I started off just doing them for fun in my bedroom but over the last year or so I’ve been lucky enough to perform some live shows, including a little UK tour with my friends Minotaur Shock and Freeze Puppy, and get some play on the radio thanks to Rob Da Bank and Huw Stephens.
See? Not that hard to get your head around.
Anyways, mr_hopkinson’s_computer has both a CD and a 10″ EP out. They feature lovely renditions of songs like ‘Fool’s Gold’, ‘Raspberry Beret’, ‘Fake Plastic Trees’ and ‘Where Is Your Mind’. They are spiffing. Many of them can be heard across the various mr_hopkinson’s_computer MySpace pages (and those of mr_hopkinson’s_computer’s friends, like Audrey3000).
Index of /mr_hopkinson (links to all the MySpace pages, freebies + details of CD/vinyl)
mr_hopkinson’s online interactive video sample orchestra