Category Archives: Behind The Song

Wow, Look At That Creepy Guy With A Hook Over There​ .​.​. Let’s Split Up Or Go To The Basement Or Undress

What kind of meats you like? “Barry White meets 50 Shades meets Wannabe Serial Killer. Creepy … and hilarious” A collaboration with John Cooperider (aka ZeCoop) During FAWM 2015 I noticed an instrumental by Michigan muso ZeCoop with a hilarious … Continue reading

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New Song: John Lennon Blues

Pray for a man to put the ‘fist’ in ‘pacifist’ The good die young. Or they just die. Download     mp3 demo I’ve never really written a 12 bar blues I was happy with but John Lennon Blues is … Continue reading

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Behind The Song: Advice Regarding The Treatment Of Bullet Wounds no. 2

Listen to the song here I usually try to take a book with me wherever I go but one night in 2013 I went to see Mountain Schmountain at the Malt Cross I was book-less and bored waiting for the gig … Continue reading

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A Little Spillage

  The Horse is fine, of course, although the van is far less certain! Just your average Cockney-Kiwi, Bernard Cribbins-type jam. A collaboration with Stephen Wordsmith. Download     Chords (pdf) One of the pleasure of FAWM is meeting incredibly creative … Continue reading

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Every Fist Was Once An Open Hand

To both be heard, to both be seen A cry for peace and reconciliation Download     mp3 demo     Chords (pdf)     Lyrics (pdf) In 2015 I set myself a goal of writing 50 songs. I finished … Continue reading

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Faster (Than The Speed Of Light)

Your fuel-injected heart is a battering ram A fast song about fast things Download      mp3 demo I’ve noticed that almost all my songs tend to be around 120 bpm – I’ve no idea why. So I deliberately set … Continue reading

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Losing The Light

Soon we fade to black, soon the credits roll Smooth metal dark night of the soul Download     mp3 demo Written during FAWM 2016. Based on a riff I found on a writing tape from 1992 inspired by Jake … Continue reading

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Indie/Major

Mountains? I’ve seen mountains! If Weird Al was a poetry slam champion…It would sound nothing like this. Download      mp3 demo      Chords (pdf) Ever since I discovered Nottingham songwriter Simon J Curd (who records as Mountain Schmountain) I’ve been … Continue reading

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When I Said “Stop Setting Things On Fire” I Really, REALLY Meant It.

Wait! Wait! What Key Are We In? Frank Zappa meets Scott Bradley Download     mp3 demo Written during FAWM 2016. I found a couple of musical fragments labelled ‘Etude No 3’ on a cassette I recorded in 1991. I … Continue reading

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My Ride (An Open Letter To NCT) – Annotated Lyrics

Here’s a new song written during FAWM 2016. Consider it a love letter to Nottingham and it’s excellent public transport system. As a family we’ve managed without a car for 10 years now which would only be possible in a … Continue reading

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