My minimal cover of Where did you sleep last night in the original style of Lead Belly.. First recording with my new Martin D1R.
I re-came across John Lennon’s song “God” recently and a couple of things appealed to me, apart from the obvious atheistic sentiment..
One, the message, or at least the meaning that I took from it personally, that the only thing anyone really needs to believe in is themselves and two, that the lyrics could do with updating, modernising and personalising for the crack!
Far be it for me to mess with the work of one of the 20th century’s best songwriters but fuck it..
Thanks to Karl for the guitar.
“I just believe in me…”
The last 4 years in particular, if not most of my life, have been pretty up, down and emotional. I’ve hurt people and got hurt myself and ended up in some pretty dark places as a result of both. Lots of people including my kids have seen me at my best and worst recently. No filters. No gloss. I’m an emotional, sensitive man who’s still trying to figure out life and my place in the world and I still get overwhelmed regularly by it..
I wrote this song last month to try and encapsulate the above. I get pretty emotional every time I sing it including in the video but that’s just because it’s intensely personal to me. The intended message for others is that it’s OK to be vulnerable, emotional and human if you’re male. It’s getting a bit easier to be human as men but there’s still a bit of a stigma so just trying to do my bit. I personally have had no issues crying in public and reaching out for help the last few years. Fuck it..
For more about vulnerability I’d highly recommend Brené Brown’s book “Daring Greatly“.
Thanks to Karl for his contribution in the recording.
I hope you like the song.
Listen on Spotify HERE
For everyone who still hasn’t found what they’re looking for, whether it be the one, happiness, success, peace.. we’re all looking.
We recorded this Tim Buckley song recently, pretty much the day I heard it for the first time! Sometimes you just fall in love with a song instantly..
A rare original song I wrote recently. My first in probably 20 years. Lyrics, harmony, melody, piano, guitar, drums, mixing, mastering and video editing by me:
A cover of Gordon Lightfoot’s toon..
Our cover of “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” by Sandy Denny/Fairport Convention with some old kiddy home movies. Who knows indeed..
Myself and Karl’s cover of the well known Xmas song but with a slightly darker vibe!
Our cover of Beck’s “Morning” with vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, strings and LOTS of reverb..