A HAT FULL OF SONGS

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‘Charleville-Mézières Poster Display’


I guess like any art form sometimes you have to look back to places where creativity came easy – back to when words and melody were best mates – to when a hat full of songs pretty much created themselves. Looking back at photos of personal memories and things that made you think generally works.


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‘Musée La Coupole – Holocaust Exhibit’


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‘Boulogne-sur-Mer – view from the ramparts of The Old Town’


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‘The Ardennes – Gowns designed by Madame La Guillotine?’


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‘Inside The French Tree of Creativity’


Here’s a piano piece from my RAINBOWS END  album. The album is mainly songs with just a couple of instrumentals, of which, the number ‘Castaway’ is one.


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FIVE OF EACH

Lockdown but not totally locked in. I thought outside might be good for creativity. A decent hot day and a garden to check out even if it meant a dose of hay fever – and it did. Five shots of the garden accompanied with five songs, one song for each pic.  I hope you enjoy.


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‘Pride & Time’


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‘Punchdrunk’


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‘Sunlight & The Dust’


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‘Francesca’


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‘Goodnight Cleopatra’


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WHAT IF?

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I don’t know its name, or if its even got a name. However this work of art from Francesca Woodman’s portfolio captures that feeling of being ‘locked in’


When I get bored – that happens quite a lot because of being locked-in with too much on my mind and nothing much I feel like doing – I end up playing the game of ‘WHAT IF?’ Pointless, I know and certainly there’s no song to be made from this one even though it sings OK. Even so, I put my ‘WHAT IF’S’ to basic lyric.


WHAT IF no one ever finds a cure for the corona virus?
Does that mean we’ll stay locked in and grow long hair?
We might as well count the days to global melt down
And for End Times, maybe a good idea to prepare
Newsreels, they talk about this disaster
Even so, I believe the medics, the sick and dying deserve more care


SO, WHAT IF those born rich helped out and cashed a few ripe assets
That wouldn’t take a lot of effort to arrange
To them it would be like me handing over ten quid
To the girl behind the counter, “There you go, you can keep the change”
Am I asking far too much from those with plenty?
Most likely I guess they’d all want something in exchange


WHAT IF the monarch sold the Crown Jewels
Perhaps, the holiday home in Scotland’s Holyrood as well
So then she could throw some hard currency in the direction of the nurses
The doctors, the carers, and all the other ‘at risk’ personnel?
Or would she say, “No way, it’s British heritage
And that, my young subject, is all I’m going to tell”


WHAT IF The Pope went and mortgaged The Vatican
With all the millions of pounds and dollars that would raise?
He could hand out the cash and help the living dying
Or would he say “Corona’s just a nasty phase
It’s best to leave these things to God in Heaven
And as you might know God works in the strangest ways”


Some fierce music from my ‘The Forgotten Daughter of Zeus’ album. It’s titled what I am, a ‘One Man Band’. I hope you enjoy.


As ever, if any poets out there are interested in having your poems turned into songs then click here to check it out: POETRY TO SONG


If you are looking for all my other music then you’ll find it to download on BANDCAMP or you can stream and/or make a playlist of it on SPOTIFY


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THE LADY WHO SPEAKS OF INTERESTING THINGS

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‘Earlier That Night’ – adapted from a photo by Christian Lagereek


Why me? I couldn’t work out what was happening at first. The sky looked weird. There’s not too much light pollution on the coast yet this night the sky had no flickering stars nor the black blanket the stars take a rest on. It wasn’t sea mist, clouds or fog either. It was big and getting bigger all the time. It didn’t take long before it filled the sky with somethingness. Only then did I work it out. The moon had decided to crash into the earth and there was nothing I could do about it.


All around me, people not looking up. Happy smiling people without a clue what was about to happen. I tried to tell them but although my mouth mimed the words the words weren’t coming out. Fear and anger. Anger and fear.


Soon I could see not just the outlines of the moon’s craters like you would with a telescope. This time I could see them clearly, like people on holiday flying over the Grand Canyon, except that I was looking up while they’d be looking down. I figured I had about five minutes to live. The bloke on his mountain bike who passed by didn’t have a clue, nor the group of girls sat on the bench eating their takeaway something. It was probably for the best they weren’t looking up. That way they’d die without having to get stressed about it.


Then I remembered that the lady from Vladivostok who always speaks of interesting things was arriving later to cut my hair. That’s when I woke up.


Here’s both the lyric & the song, ‘Ticking Clock’. I hope you enjoy;
In this land
The sky only knows
How to rain and how to hide us from the sun
The ticking clock
Stuck in reverse
They lead us all backwards to when time had just begun
Pretending all along they had a plan a morale plan
The chatter of the mindless now has made this mess
Made this mess


In this place
Threats turn to war
Bombs and poor excuses feed the starving hawk
The ticking clock
Stuck in reverse
Can we leave these leaders fighting on their own?

from Dream Rescuer, released May 15, 2017


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‘LAUGHING AT THE MOON’

WHEN A POEM BECOMES A SONG


This song, ‘Laughing At The Moon’ belongs to the acclaimed poet & writer, Kathryn Duff. A truly lovely lady. Above is Kate’s song, ‘Laughing At The Moon’. I hope you enjoy.


I had the privilege of working with her providing the melody, vocals and production for this number that is based upon her poem of the same name. I have to say that the best thing about it is that this song was created from Kate’s beautiful poem for a good reason. It was a Christmas present to her husband. How romantic is that?


If you’ve not visited and followed her blog before you can find Kate here A Thousand Bits Of Paper It’s worth the visit. If you like poetry, travel, photography and art, books and philosophy and are curious about life, enhancing your health and having a bit of a laugh now and then this is the place to be.


My thanks to you Kate for the opportunity to work with you.

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LOOKING FOR REASONS

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It was pretty cold Sunday morning. I drove over to the town of Deal to take a long walk around the place and reflect on the last few days. If I’d left it another half hour I’d of got soaked. The main thing was that the sea could see I was struggling for reasons – well that’s what I like to think – so it tried to help me out. The sea and me get on well. I took a few shots along the way.


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The sea can keep its secrets
The sea can improvise
The sea lives for its reflections
A mirror in disguise


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The sea is a guitarist
Plays the lute and the piano
And if you’re lucky come the new tide
Puts on a drumroll just for show


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I’ll take you to the water’s edge
The sea won’t judge you or complain
The sea won’t ask you any questions
The sea says you got nothing to explain


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Respect the sea, don’t fight it
Don’t ever take a liberty
You do that at your peril
You’ll find the sea won’t set you free


Here’s my number ‘One Man Band’ from the album, ‘The Forgotten Daughter of Zeus’. I’m not sure why but it fitted my mood at the time. I hope you enjoy;


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THE SUN DON’T SHINE

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‘A broken mirror left behind’


A couple of posts back I wrote some semi-lyrical words. I called them ‘The Secrets of the Blind’ I have been playing around with them hoping to get a new song together. I’m still playing around, adding a slightly different take on the evolution of the songs words and melody. If not prompted by the brilliant poet YASSY KHAN I wouldn’t have got this far with this one. If you don’t know her already I recommend you give her blog a visit. As ever with lyrics they sing better than they read.


The secrets of the blind
A broken mirror left behind
Playing games with your mind
However undefined
They may be


When all you see is what’s inside your head
Like the open book you never read
For daylight read instead
The darkness of the dead
The sun don’t shine


You captured all the stars
From the West End to Planet Mars
Even today you bear the scars
Of burning violins and old guitars
You cannot see


The day Saint Peter broke your heart
That’s when you almost fell apart
You swapped a lead role for a bit part
That wasn’t very smart
I heard you say


Some music. Another track from Guitar Jam – Volume 1. This one is called ‘Alternative Rock Groove – F Major. I hope you enjoy;

The album itself, along with all my other albums are available on BANDCAMP

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