Rune Ness a very talented filmmaker created a wonderful video for an old song I wrote on an album called ‘Everyman’. It’s beautiful and haunting and even though we never met I do hope we do more in the future.
So I realise it’s been quite a while since I last updated and September came round quicker than I thought.
I thought I would have a Summer of concentrating on just music but it wasn’t to be so. I ended up being quite busy despite many of the people I work for being away.
I also ended up walking for miles and my legs are just so tired they feel like glue so I’ve bought a rusty old bike.
One of the people for whom I work took me to the Royal Yacht Squadron for lunch for Cowes Week. It was very interesting to take a tour of the Castle and look at the paintings which I had helped type up over the last year or so. It was a really foggy day and there were people positioned all over the Castle in the bedrooms with telescopes. It was a complete revelation! A very strange world of which I know nothing!
My favourite colour.
I adored this film below – so amazing to see the streets of Paris in 1961. She reminded me so much of Blondie.
I love this map of the moon. It’s a pull out poster and was created even before we landed on it.
I’m so grateful to the supremely talented Brian Kavanagh for updating my website and doing more photographs which we shot in Brompton Cemetary which I find an intriguing place. Due to the Government cuts (it’s a Royal Park in fact) a lot of it’s very overgrown and wild. A very underrated singer called Tim Rose is buried there amongst many others.
I did a film for Michael Seymour who has just written his first book of fiction which is a gripping read.
I also started writing again. Six or so songs. I have been writing with Mark Vernon and three tracks with Dave Barbarossa whom I saw play last week who was phenomenal with his band Cauldronated and I hope to go into a studio very soon. The reason I like to work with other people is I just lack the musicianship so it’s great to work over Dave’s fantastic drum tracks or over Mark’s keys. It opens up a completely new angle for me. Otherwise my songs start sounding the same. I am also performing in Corsica with Louise in November on my new Roland Juno Gi which thankfully is a bit lighter than my old keyboard.
People have been coming up to me lately saying how much they like the music and I’m glad to say that it’s still being discovered. It feels like a lifetime ago I did my first gig at the Blackfriars pub in Glasgow. My gratitude to David Baron goes without saying.
So much sadness and worry in this world we live in concerns me greatly as it probably does for you too. This is how I escape through postcards, pictures and music.
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