I've upped the number of songs I'm allowed to use on the site - why not, get 'em out there!
During lockdown I'm actively seeking out musicians to add something to my songs. I can send my song to them and they record a track and I mix them together. (If you are a potential collaborator please get in touch). So far I've contacted a drummer and a pianist for 2 separate songs - it may not work but hey, I'm going to give it a go.
"Ruthie Pie" - written for a loved one, to celebrate her special birthday.
The EU interpreters are having a hard time in this pandemic. Most have been laid off with no work and no pay, apart from a final offer of a loan of 1400 euros. My friend is one of them. No one asked for it but I wrote a song inspired by their plight. It's been played at their rallies and on their website and I'm told it has helped to keep their spirits up. It was
"HUMANITY". Radio Sussex played part of "Humanity" on the Joe Talbot Show, and he said "I think that's rather lovely" - this amid the mass of poppy pop is a compliment indeed, thank you Joe.
It's been a time of reflection and, as we've not been directly affected by illness, some peace. Time for writing and learning, catching up on half completed projects, DIY, sheditating, cooking, TV, longing, missing... you.
Many thanks to Jon for the photo's in our garden and with Lola the friendly horse.