So glad you made it!

Hey, music-lover! Welcome to the, er, place chez Trey Roque.

Trey's a singer-songwriter operating out of Prague, Czech Republic. This ain't Nebraska, Toto, but we got kolache!

Lyrically? His songs are about men and women, friendships, dogs, and this whole-life-thing thing.

Musically? His songs are about 3 minutes long. Tops.

Sounds like? We think, "Bowie meets Beck on the back of the bus". Why not find out for yourself? 

And let us know what handle we can put on his music, as we're uberly-bad at doing so.

 

Trey's Way – The Blog

"And A Merry Xmas to You, Sir!" 

Yuletide greetings etc., etc. from Power's Towers. We wish you all the best for the season, and delight and edification for 2018.

In the spirit of which, perhaps you would like to do the musical equivalent of pouring Bailey's into your ear? That is, check out the latest releases from the NIGHT FOR DAY LP:

– Cat

– Vertigo

And for Xmas day itself!

– Every Smile

Note that EVERY SMILE will be online from Xmas :D

A mood for all seasonal occasions.

And if this isn't enough, NIGHT FOR DAY is now…

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THE MAGUS – now on YouTube! 

Hello Music Lovers! 

This week’s cut is THE MAGUS, and it is indeed a deep cut. When we say ‘deep’, we mean deep. Like when Rutger Hauer furrows his brow at the end of Blade Runner. Yup! THAT deep. 

THE MAGUS was inspired reading John Fowles’ book of the same name, set in the 1950s on a remote Greek island. Trey (ahem!) borrows from a passage in it, as Fowles could write landscapes in a way lost by writers today. You can feel the lizard heat baked through the soles of your shoes on a cold November night…

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NIGHT FOR DAY is now live on YouTube! 

As promised, NIGHT FOR DAY – Trey's latest LP – is now available for free streaming on YouTube. You can find it here

The first 3 cuts are: 

FANCY MY CHANCES 

CALIFORNIA 

IN THE SUN 

New songs will be release 8:30 every Monday night until February 2018. 

All tunes will be on iTunes, Spotify etc. within the month. 

Feel free to share, like, and subscribe! Your support really counts! 

Besame mucho – Trey

Tro-lololololololo-ling! Part Un! 

Still in Steely Dan mode, and that epic lyric, 'Even Cathy Berberian knows, there's one roulade+ she can't sing'.

Cathy might have been cast in A Clockwork Orange as that poor woman murdered by an unwieldy lingam. Trey says that she is one of a kind – that she bridges the classical and (then) pop world, and manages to take the piss out of both. Meanwhile, striking that sonorous discordant note between pastiche and respect. Well, credit where credit is due.

Happily, the interwebs are a cornucopia of…

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Walter Becker – So Long Bodhisattva 

It’s been a few weeks since half of Steely Dan, the oft overshadowed Walter Becker, met his reward. In between closing on the end of Night For Day, we wanted to think awhile and raise a glass to what Steel Dan mean to us, here at Power’s Towers. 
 

As any major dude will tell you, when it comes to jazz rocketry, no one gets near Messrs Becker and Fagan for elegant disdain and booze addled sophistry.* Very few of their tunes are campfire songs, for you need nippy fingers to get some of those chords in, and…

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Broken Glass In the Pulp... Fiction 

Pop quiz time – who is Stephen King talking about here? "The guy was over the top. The guy was absolutely over the top. Big Jim didn't know the meaning of the word stop. There are three brave lets inherent in the foregoing: he let himself see everything, he let himself write it down, then he let himself publish it."


If you guessed Jim Thompson, the hardest of hard-boiled crime novelists, you win a unicorn.

Perusing his wikipedia entry, the sweet seductive smell of failure drifts from your screen and…

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Happy Birthday – GG! 

Happy birthday, initials GG!*

Of course, that means Glenn Gould. Sadly, he’s not been around since the 80s to celebrate anything, but that should not mean we cannot raise a glass (of whatever beverage) to commemorate his genius and lavish gifts to music. 

An oft overlooked aspect to GG was the team that helped him perform – his tuner, the partialliy-sighted Verne Edquist (see the book CD318, A Romance on Three Legs), the engineers who worked often with him (see below), his famous wee chair, and the…

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A Roque Magickal Day For All Of Us 

September 24,1991 was one of the most significant days in le histoire du roque. On this SINGLE day was released Nevermind by Nirvana and Blood Sugar Sex Magick by Red Hot Chili Peppers. An embarrassment of riches we had back in the daaaay. 

Theory me this – Nevermind was the last great album of the 80s, and Blood Sugar the last great album of the 90s. One made a virtue of everything learned in music production of the 80s (which is embodied in the avatar of Butch Vig), and the other was a classic rock…

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Story of the Song – Hamlet's Blues 

Of all the bluesiest of Shakespeare's plays, Hamlet stands head and shoulders above the others. Especially if your name is Jorick.*

This tune is about how life's pleasures can shrink to meaningless things if you don't take a chance. Or maybe it's about a handful of simple chords with a tricky little alternate verse. Anyway, some nice phat bass, a cheeky guitar solo, and a horde of BVs on the chorus.

For those of you who think lyrics are the most important thing in a song, here ya go:

Close to a thrill as…

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Happy birthday - Dweezil Zappa! 

The first rule of blogging is – never write in the browser. Yes, verily, even in 217 the fricken thing will crash and zap all you lovely textual textifications. 


Anyway, being of a positive mindset, Trey directed us to a better kind of Zap – that is, Dweezil Zappa, bearer of the flame of his pater Frank Zappa. Currently on a worldwide tour (yay!) but not coming with spitting distance of Praha (ya-booo!). 


The sensibly named Dweezil* (birth name actually Ian Donald Calvin Zappa, after the guys in the…

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