The nights are getting lighter, but it’s still blimmin freezing and I still can’t shake the cold I’ve had for months.
This song is dedicated to all the men out there struggling with the greatest disease ever to afflict mankind….
And here’s a little video to go with it…
Hello. Valentine’s Day is approaching and in spite of the dark winter gloom a young person’s thoughts turn to love. And so do mine.
The story behind the video and the song is that my girlfriend had to make a kite as a prop and, although for her purposes it didn’t need to fly, we took it up on Plymouth Hoe to see if it would. It was a lovely looking kite, but it didn’t fly. Still, I filmed a couple of short videos on my phone and then made this, originally just for her, but then I thought I’d share it with you (with her ever loving consent).
It’s not a comedy song, it’s just a song. Now all I need is a montage in American indie film that’s looking for some musical accompaniment…
I’ve also recorded a full proper version of the song with verses, this chorus and another bit and released it as a pay as you like digital download.
You can listen to it here and click through to download it at Bandcamp…
I’m a big fan of personal space. So much so that I wrote a song about it. It’s on my Awkward EP and I often play it live. (The EP I recorded this year is available to stream and purchase online at Bandcamp and on itunes). Read more about it here.
I’d like to make a proper vid for this, but in the meantime a spare room recording of the song where my low rent recording devices live with a baby Goofy toy my mum gave me years ago (no idea why, I think I was well in my teens and never showed a clingy penchant for stuffed toys), a Bendy Bully and a photo of an old Mexican woman.
So to begin the immense launching of this work into the top one hundred chart rundown, here’s a video for the most important song on the EP. It is also the shortest.
It in no way suggests that Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi are gay, they are just the most famous Adam and Steve I could think of. Adam West is too dated, Adam Clayton is only for U2 fans and Adam Buxton too UK centric. As for Steves, I could have had Steve Irwin, but I felt that was disrespectul to deceased reptile-taunters.
Hello. It’s autumn. When the leaves fall and I can wear a jacket and not get too hot. And when it rains and I’ve lost yet another umbrella I can get wet. I hate summer clothes with its shorts and t-shirts and I’m glad to be packing them away after our brief period of sunny warmth and am ready to embrace the bleak seasons with joy in my heart and hopefully a new coat that both fits and is reasonably priced at TKs soon.
Meanwhile, here’s a tune from my EP which you can purchase both as a physical and virtual object. If you’ve seen me live then these songs are old (classics), but they’re not old, they’re new and exciting. I recently went into the studio and laid down some songs and you can listen to them by clicking the Music button I’ve handily embedded a track from The Awkward EP here…
I am really delighted to have produced this EP and particularly happy to have recorded Henri – it’s a song I often play live with the help of an audience member translating the lyrics. But when I play it live it has to be an edited version otherwise it’d take up the whole show and test the patience of even the most dedicated audience member, so I’ve recorded the full song as it was originally written and it sounds ace – with some not insignificant help from Gus Bousfield in his studio and with his double bass plucking.