I'm awake, and all I hear is some twat on TV selling kitchen knives. I can’t move. I can’t open my eyes. I think I was shot last night. Or stabbed. I have the worst pain in my side, like TV twat is actually stabbing me with a paring knife. I can live with the … Continue reading Nothing Else Matters
She sells sanctuary, twenty-five pounds a turn in the comfort of your own car. We used to sit together in fifth-year English, drawing graffiti on the desks and throwing paper-bombs behind the teacher's back. Now she plies her trade along the broken pavements where the foundries were left to ruin, their chimney stacks ready to … Continue reading She Sells Sanctuary
She plays to an audience of one, battered fingers repeating notes that remind her of the summer rain (la lluvia de verano), that fell in arpeggios on the courtyard where the jasmin bloomed. Gone are the flowers (all the colour), yet their perfume lingers in the bedsheets where she surrendered to his overtures, the … Continue reading Audience of One
Well, they're at it again...Bob Geldof and his emmisaries of altruism, riding in on their chargers to save Africa with a carefully exploited release of Do They Know It's Christmas. Before I go on, let me add the disclaimer now: I'm not against charity; I'm not against promoting good causes; hell, I'm not even against … Continue reading Band Aid #30… Do they know it’s time for some more shameless self-aggrandisement?
I know I should be grateful, right? I mean, it’s not every day you’re given something for nothing - and I was one of the lucky few (hundred million) to find I had been given the gift of Bono when Apple plonked U2’s latest album into my iTunes account - but that's far from how … Continue reading The curious case of the apple and the pro-Bono music giveaway extravaganza
http://youtu.be/i9_DKMUPHY4 Absolutely love the TV show Sons of Anarchy, which inspired me to have a go at covering this awesome song!
Hi all, One of my New Year's Resolutions was to set up a Soundcloud account and post some of my original music up there. I'm still trying to get my head around the recording process, especially the software, so I thought I'd test the water with a cover first. Anyway, here it is. I'll be glad … Continue reading Coldplay Cover – The Scientist