Nine original songs, plus covers of The Most Ugly Child, k.s. Rhoads and Karyn Ellis, in the rawest of settings – sung live in an abandoned Police Station with only a baritone electric guitar for accompaniment. Songs that are personal and political, intimate and irreverent, boneheaded and beautifully-crafted sit side by side, forming a unique musical narrative.
Comes with liner notes and chord sheets pdf.
Produced: Daniel Wright Photograph: Ralph Barklam Design: Michael Wong
Here’s a misanthropic anthem (‘Mis-anthem-ropic’?) called I Hate The World from some of my pupils at Fernwood Junior School. You can find it (and all my other songs written with crazy young critters) on the Pupils Songs page or there’s a direct link here.
Songwriting is the very definition of optimism. A songwriter attempts to makes stone soup with the help of ghosts and fairies. A fisherman heads out hoping he’ll find a fish but a songwriter doesn’t even know if he’ll find a river to throw his line into.