Hope you’re all well. This morning I have changed a bit of the navigation and removed the SEM section having decided it’s not all that relevant to what I’m doing here. Plus while my posting is so haphazard I’m not sure there’s much point.
Yesterday I wrote my first song in years (aside from my lyrical work with RiseBaileyRise), plus it’s the first song written on my ukulele. it’s very chilled out and the vocal is deeper than I’d usually go for but I think it works. This was a one take recording made as soon as I finished the 1st draft of lyrics. I expect there will be some arrangement and lyrical changes, but here it is – Battles
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The really sad thing about tonight’s uke session is that I am wearing the same top I had on for the last set… tut tut, it’s digusting…
Beautiful Freak by Eels was their 1996 debut album. It’s an absolute cracker of unrelenting misery. When I look back, a 12 year old listening to this album as much as I did cannot be possibly be healthy but nevermind.
Bit happier with this than the last two I have just posted, enjoy x
A quick post. I just wanted to share with you all that Parenting Guest Blog is back up and running. It ended up having an extended hiatus, but in the past few days two new posts have gone live. Please check it out, and feel free to get in touch with your guest post.
Hope you are having a good bank holiday. Here is the other song I recorded whilst playing around the other day. Here is my cover of Damien Rice’s Cannonball. It’s from his debut album ‘O’ and this song as a single catapulted him into the limelight in the UK. It was covered by X-Factor winners Little Mix… Surprisingly, I did not enjoy their version?
Anyway, please enjoy. I’m quite excited to say I have just ordered a new Uke as a birthday present, so pretty soon the sound quality of the ukulele won’t be as terrible – however sadly, it will not improve my playing.
So as one would expect with paternity leave, I’ve been doing the family thing on acid. Quite by surprise I got a bit of time to play the ukulele (it was magical time) and even managed to get a couple of songs recorded! So here is my kitchen ukulele session of Volcano by Damien Rice.
Mondays can be hard, but playing Ukulele in the kitchen at the end of them can be fun. It was welcome relief tonight. Played around a few ‘new’ songs tonight. And also revisited a favourite.
Starlings by Elbow is massively important to me. I was still big into ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’ when the bear was born, and will never forget listening to it whilst rocking her to sleep in the hospital. It has seen become an album I associate with her. It gives me goosebumps even now thinking about that moment.
For about 18 months before stories were on the agenda, I used to sing her to sleep at night. I’d always start with starlings. It used to be magic at calming her, it certainly calms me and I love singing it.
This is one of the first times I tried to destroy with my piss poor ukulele playing
As part of this festival of a weekend I embarked upon another kitchen ukulele sesh amidst the general fuck-uppery of the whole jaunt I did record another Tom Mcrae tune. A few weeks back I posted my version of Bloodless by Tom Mcrae. I’ve taken another track from his debut album, this time 2nd Law.
Hope you enjoy my cover of it, but I recommend you check out the original recording. Any thoughts, drop me a shout on email@example.com,