Tag: Songs

THE LADY WHO SPEAKS OF INTERESTING THINGS

‘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

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SHE COULDN’T HELP HERSELF

‘Black Widow Marionette’ – Artwork by Johan Swanepoel All decent blokes support the feminists. However, in one society the masculists – is that a real word? – need a helping hand. You probably knew this already. In case you didn’t, ‘Black widow spiders are arachnids that are known for the females’ unique appearance and tendency

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COUNTING STARS

‘Those Who Stayed Behind’ One time on a moonlit night You sat there counting stars Asked me how it was that heaven Was on the other side of Mars Darkness, I can’t do without you Self-doubt, that’s much the same I’ve lost myself inside of Pan’s shadow A place where life is just another pointless

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MAKING DRACULA REDUNDANT

‘Bono’s Worse Nightmare’ I’ve been watching the new take on Dracula on the TV. I’m two episodes in. It’s not brilliant but I score it OK. The thing is the writers have missed a trick. To be certain to save yourself from Dracula you have to remember to carry a crucifix around with you at

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THE CLOAK

‘In The Days Before Tomorrow’ I got a marketing brochure selling vitamins and an easier menopause in the post. I’ve no idea how they got my name and address. The thing was that on the front cover it said ‘START THE NEW YEAR ON THE RIGHT FOOT’. It wasn’t a lot of use to me,

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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

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SNOWFLAKES AND FIRE

‘The Sea Puts on a Show For Free’ I was fighting with insomnia when I wrote this. Couldn’t sleep. It didn’t help that The Arsenal had lost to the Chavs in a game we deserved to win. It’s at times like these words choose themselves and I keep out of their way. The death toll

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MARILYN, THE PAPARAZZI & PLANET MARS

‘Not my lucky day’ – read on! I tried my best but couldn’t find the photographer’s name for this, so I can’t credit it Weeks and weeks of rain. Every now and then some hailstones; every other day early morning frost. So, totally unexpected, on Christmas morning here in South-East England, sun – zero wind,

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RUSTY TINS & VIOLINS

‘On The Outside Looking In – A Travel Agent’s Shop Window’ It’s Christmas any day now. Stating the obvious, this year is nearly over. Time to give my head a break for a few days. I’ll catch up with you all soon. The main thing is that I’d like to thank all of you for

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ME & MY GUN

Artist ‘Iced-Blackberry’ 2012 There’s an annoying Christmas ad on TV that has a melody I don’t particularly like yet it’s one of those songs that get inside your head. Christmas songs on ads are often like it. I call them creativity destroyers. I checked out the one that was killing my creativity. It’s a song

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