Category Archives: Musings

Watching Rishi In The Rain

His suit looked very soggy, I really hope it doesn’t shrink. I am sure it will be good quality and not prone to such things. But he did look a bit forlorn smiling and dripping as “Things can only get better” drifted on the wind from the Pro EU protesters just outside the Downing St gates.

A new recording of an old song for you.

Love too Strong For You

It’s been a quiet week here in Bedfordshire, though. And a lot of rain again. Today I was finishing off a recording mostly. It was too wet to to go anywhere though so here I stayed all day. And it has set a few aches and pains off. That always seem to set pains off when its damp.
Time takes its toll I guess. I am also a little bored to be honest. I was recording most of yesterday and my brain seems a bit fried. I just got an idea for a song with an interesting lyric. Dare I record it and sing it. Time will tell. But I have the idea now in my head. maybe I should. I do feel very weird these days and a mass of contradictory urges and desires. Can I get a pill for that, I wonder? Maybe.

“Never follow anyone else’s path. Unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. Then by all means follow that path.” — Ellen DeGeneres

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.” ― W.C. Fields

Post Covid First Gig And Stuff

I managed to get through the gig OK and it was fun. I am still a bit fatigued though. But hey I enjoyed it and that’s the point really. Also a friend who is quite reclusive came along and watched the first set which is nice. I didn’t know they were there though until the next day 🙂 I did make a couple of mistakes, but I think that was due to not being 100% well. I hate it when that happens though. Today I am starting to tidy up my web server finally. A lot of stuff is totally redundant now. it’s going to be a long and boring job though and I should have done this about 10 years ago, so its more than a little overdue. I don’t really do web development now and many of my hand coding skills are simply not required except to fix stuff that is broken.

I found an old song that’s due for re-recording so I shall start working on it this week and see what I can make of it with a new approach as it was written about 20 years ago now. I am somewhat distracted today though but I may get started with that. It’s not so much brain fog as simply a case of inertia I think.

Meanwhile here is another song from last year that a few people liked just to keep you going.

I am still drifting a bit. I am managing to do stuff but I really just don’t seem to have any sort of drive left now. I am not so anxious but also can’t seem to summon that proper focused concentration so easily. I guess that’s aging to an extent. On TikTok someone described me as Marge Simpsons sister Selma Bouvier. Hell yes, I am going to own it 🙂

Definitely a good look. America fascinates me but I have only been to NYC a couple of times and doubt I will ever see more of the place apart from via YouTube and Streetview and of course the mythical USA via movies.

I just managed to get a very dynamic vocal sound on a track. My voice is definitely changing a bit now. Go me. Sort of.

It’s Not Been The Best Week

Some good news, we got our washing machine replaced. Apart from that not much. Also I finally tested negative for covid this afternoon, so that at least is a plus. But otherwise an annoying and somewhat difficult week, and I still feel crap. My voice is just about still here. Otherwise I am still very fatigued, which is I suppose to be expected though.

Below is a new tune for your listening pleasure.

I posted a couple of songs on TikTok. It’s a weird place. People are starting to use my music there a bit too. It’s an interesting experiment though how useful it is who knows? But usually all publicity is good publicity as they say. The comment’s are very odd at times. But hey that’s life.