The original title is, of course, ‘To know HIM is to love HIM’, but you can’t do that anymore. Too patriarchal. Or maybe I could have done it, why not? I might be into men, even if I’m really not. Continue reading
I wrote a new song. Or maybe it just sort of happened. Anyway, I was mighty pleased with it and cut a little demo of it. Here it is, I called it ‘Running Dry':
A couple years ago, Alan Parsons put out some remastered versions of his early albums. The Alan Parsons Project brought out ten albums in a ten year period, which is quite a feat. The first album of him that I bought was ‘I Robot’, which came out in 1977. I already liked Isaac Asimov’s robot stories, so I thought the record was really cool. Continue reading
Someone gave me a guitar. Wow, what can you say? I said thanks, which seems appropiate. It’s a weird little guitar, going by the name of ‘Symphonie’. Apparently these are Dutch, from a little town in the province of Brabant called Someren. After World War II there was huge demand for guitars and other instruments. That might be the influence of our American and Canadian liberators. Continue reading
Before anybody starts whining about ‘the bitch who broke up the Beatles’, it is well worth remembering that Yoko Ono was already an established artist when she met John Lennon. If the meeting hadn’t happened, it is a fair shot to say we would have heard about as much from Yoko Ono. About as fair as it is to say that The Beatles would have broken up anyway. Continue reading
Okay, so it’s january 6, 2013, six in the afternoon and I sit down and start to play this song. I haven’t a clue why I did that, but it’s a little slice of summer I was in dire need of. So, ye gods of providence, muses, fairies, whoever it was put that thought in my head, even if it was me, thank you very much.
The picture above is by Keith Martin Johns. I don’t know him, but I was looking for a nice picture to go with the song. I googled ‘summer swamp’ and this was one that came up. Or actually it was another one, but I went over to his site and found this. Pretty good.
Well, we haven’t had much else than rain since the new year started. That brought to mind the great song by Townes Van Zandt, ‘Flying Shoes’. Worth to be remembered. I usually play that on my old Italian twelve string, so for this occasion I selected some more songs and played them all in one go on the afternoon of the second of january, 2013. Continue reading
Yeah, that’s right, it’s from ‘I’m only sleeping’, the John Lennon song. On New Year’s Day, I sat down and played a couple of songs, among which that Beatles tune. I was up early, everybody was asleep, so I sat down and played quietly, with my fingers. I hadn’t played these tunes in a while, so that accounts for some of the shakiness in the voice and general unsteadiness. The melody usually wasn’t where I expected it. Still a nice way to start the new year. Have fun, be happy.
Leave Me Where I Am
The picture above is not Ray Davies, but Chrissie Hynde. She used to be married to him, before she was married to Jim Kerr (of The Simple Minds), before she was married to one Lucho Brieva, who she is also no longer married to and today she might be married to some one else or not, but I don’t know. Neither am I really interested. Continue reading