Category Archives: Humour

The Flamingos Of Chaos

I used to teach a band of crazy 10 year olds called Exploding Penguins. Today I found some old sheets with the (very long) shortlist of rejected names. Here’s a few of my favourites. Think of it as a window … Continue reading

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What Do Volcanoes Taste Like?

Another week of weird and wonderful things that pour out of ten year old heads. One pupil has just discovered Aerosmith and was sharing the good news with his buddies. How would you describe them? Like this Kid A: You … Continue reading

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Kick Ass Christmas

“Matt, listen to me. I kick ass at Silent Night” – 9 yr old pupil.

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Music/Film Mashup Titles

Here’s the best of a thread I started on FAWM. This is the work of many fawmers (those I could remember name checked at the end…) Bill And Ted’s Bogus Journey Tribute Band System Of A Downton Abbey Kill Bill … Continue reading

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Ruining Songs With Science #3 – Like I Can (Sam Smith)

He could be a lawyer on a witness stand But he’ll never love you like I can, can But if he’s a lawyer he wouldn’t be on the witness stand. He’d be in front of it questioning the witness. Unless … Continue reading

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Funnest FAWM Feedback

FAWM is a perfect storm of witty articulate people who are totally burnt out, with makes for some great left field stream of conciousness comments when people are giving you feedback on your songwriting. Taken out of context they’re even … Continue reading

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FAWM 2015: Best Liner Notes

Here’s a few of the funniest liner notes from my fellow FAWMers – just for fun! Influences I’ve had a few but then again too few to mention Black coffee, affordable beer, Elliott Smith The sweet harmony of the energy … Continue reading

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Ruining Songs With Science #2 – Jailbreak (Thin Lizzy)

Tonight there’s gonna be a jailbreak Somewhere in the town Tonight there’s gonna be trouble So don’t you be around Call me crazy, but I’ve got this hunch that it might just be AT THE JAIL! And the only people … Continue reading

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Nile Rodgers Primer

One of the all time funk guitar greats, master arranger, stellar songwriter. Here’s a brief intro to Nile Rodgers And some other links Guardian beginner guide and a Spotify one

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Radiohead – Loud Or Quiet? – Make Your Mind Up!

Two funny Radiohead videos (Radiohead fans speak out/Do Cute Kids Like Radiohead?) and one serious one Lastly an interesting vid about the Ondes Martenot a weird old instrument that Jonny Greenwood plays on How to Disappear Completely

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