I have to start with a disclaimer and say that if you’ve landed here looking for a magic bullet answer on how to overcome and conquer feelings of rejection, abandonment and uselessness, you may or may not find it here. But I’ll be outlining my own experiences with rejection and abandonment and how I’ve “tried” to cope with it over the years or at least from when I realised those were the issues I’ve had most of my life. And that realisation only came a few years ago during counselling. I still suffer with them on and off and there are good days and bad. As usual with these semi regular, existential posts of mine, I’m not looking for a medal or sympathy, my hope is that some of it may strike a chord with someone or help them in some way. And of course it also helps me heal to write down my thoughts..
Our cover of “Such A Simple Thing”.
Ray LaMontagne is probably my favourite singer. I feel a bit presumptuous trying to cover one of his songs but he makes me raise my singing game and if I only get a small percentage of the way towards one of the best, I’ll be happy enough.
This is one of my best vocals so far I think..
For anyone who’s experienced a romantic breakup or two and the odd transitions from strangers to deep connection to strangers again, which is probably us all.. The Beatles, “For No One”:
I’ve recorded a couple of versions of this Beach Boys song from Pet Sounds in the last year, one “wall of sound” version and this raw, faulty, minimal one but this one just has something better I think..
The other one is here – https://soundcloud.com/reverbstudios/caroline-no
Our cover of “Waking Light” by the brilliant Beck..
Our cover of Van Morrison’s “Tupelo Honey” with vocals, guitar, piano, bass and drums..
Our cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine”. Karl on drums and strings, me on piano and vocal..
The latest cover from Leon and Karl at Reverb Studios! A dark Bob Dylan ballad..
Myself and Caroline’s acoustic cover of Simon & Garfunkle’s song with vocals, guitar and organ..
Myself and Karl’s cover of “Dear Prudence” by the Beatles. Such a cool toon! Karl on guitar, bass and drum track and me on main and trippy backing vocals..