I have been fairly quiet on this for a long time. Haven’t posted much of anything. Decided to go back to university to study so that alone coupled with part time work and full time fatherhood I don’t really have time to bless myself 😀
But I have been still writing and playing away in the background. I had a bit of spare time this morning so thought I would rustle this one up quickly and fire it online.
Junior Chills – On The Lonesome Road (original album)
With the onset of fatherhood and a return to education I haven’t had the time I once had to regularly update my WordPress page. However I have been endlessly writing new songs to keep ‘stress’ at bay. I find that writing my songs are the easiest part but finding time to record them is quite tedious. Nevertheless I got a few hours today to upload not just one song but a handful which I have put into a wee album.
The songs explore a lot of different topics well the usual ones that I explore anyway. Although I love playing all the songs I write, I particularly enjoy Daydreaming, Stress and Ireland Bound.
So check it out. Give it a listen to. Find out a song which sticks out for you and let me know. Any and all feedback is greatly received and appreciated.
Following the 38 billion dollar military aid agreement between the US and Israel and the ongoing occupation and subjugation, discrimination and murder of Palestinians at the hands of the latter I decided to put a few thoughts into a new song called Wake Up World. I didn’t even try to hide the song behind an obscure title as I want to be as blunt and as forward as possible – Wake Up World. Wake up to what is happening in Palestine… can’t we see that Apartheid is here?
So this is the second of my protest songs about what is happening in Palestine right now.
This, again, is another one of the shortest songs I have put together. I remember at the time of writing this song I was listening to Johnny Cash ‘Highwayman’ so I guess this is my attempt at a tribute to him. I didn’t even want to attempt to replicate Cash’ singing style (as I have tried before and I sound shite) so I thought I would sing a little differently from my usual style and see how it sounds. I quite like it as it is different…it is a very basic chord structure in the song but I think that is what I like about it. A few Johnny Cash nods are clearly evident in the song so have a listen and see what you think.
I can’t seem to recall where the inspiration for this song came from. I think it was another case of strumming a few chords and the lyrics just followed suit. It’s a very simplistic song which I think focuses on changes in your life. I also the think the imagery is quite powerful…if you can imagine someone standing praying in a stream it would probably scare the shit out of you!
‘Smell That Night’ is one of the eight songs from the album ‘Eight New Roses’. I have wrote previously about how this song was created and the influences for writing the song but I like it so much that I wanted to put it online. I didn’t realise that by creating and distributing an album through a site that I would have no control over how much people would have to buy it for. I think next time I will write a handful of songs and put them onto WordPress in one block as an album…that means they’ll be on YouTube and SoundCloud for free. Well this is the start of me doing that process for my first album…
I hope you like it as much as I do. It does sound different from my usual singing / playing but I think that’s a good thing.
Let me know what you think 🙂
P.S. The video was randomly created by free online footage of World War One…although the song has absolutely nothing to do with WWI I thought it looked pretty different…
Although I think that the video lends a lot of weight to the song, I have uploaded the mp3 of ‘Spoiler’ to SoundCloud for everyone to listen to.
I have put 19 songs online since February which is a lot more than I had anticipated doing. I wanted to have a routine of putting a song online every week but that quickly went by the way side as different events cropped up which some of my songs related to and I wanted to take advantage of this. Who wants to listen to a song about Lent at Halloween time anyway? Haha
I suppose I will just keep on putting up songs until I have no more original ones left to put online. Maybe mix it up with a few more cover songs. Hopefully get the bass and electric incorporated into songs as I go along.
Writing music and playing songs is a massive ‘de-stressing’ tool for me as well as being a great hobby. However watching movies is where my passion lies so I thought I would mix the two of these together and see what I could achieve.
Something which happens a lot of the time to me, especially on social media sites, is seeing spoilers about movies and television shows before I have had a chance to view them. This song is a satirical approach to this where I reveal the spoilers of famous movies and television shows which I have seen…I am not too sure if I will put up a spoiler alert before anyone views it…fuck it! I have had things spoiled too many times!! Time for a tiny bit of revenge!!
In particular I reveal a few things about:
The Running Man
Game of Thrones
I have tried my best to create a music video for the song based on the lyrics and have put in clips from associated movies. I am particularly proud of adding in footage of Bishop and Ash from the Alien franchise when I sing about my milk being all sour…movie buffs will understand the connection!!
Anyway, here it is. My ‘Spoiler’ song and associated video.