I did a gig last weekend at the Hideaway in Archway for a lovely lady called Shireen who runs the ‘Mighty Ukuele’ website.
There were some awesome performances by other ukulelists and I got to try out a few new tunes, one of which was captured and posted on youtube here – http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BJHUK7-yoqY.
A little song inspired by the lovely Joanna Newsom and some of Michael Stipe’s more obscure moments…
Tell me which colour is blue –
Then stand in a line and shout “Idiot, yours truly”
Nothing compares to this feeling of flying
And gravity wants to join in for the ride.
I don’t know which one is true –
The fool and the knave they both have intuitions
But foolproof plans which require ten volumes
To explain the subtleties just don’t sound right.
I will determine the last day on earth
And I will determine what Winston was saying
So I can make way for the peach and the pear and the plum
And you cannot fault what I’ve done.
The concrete must yield to the steel
And some sun could reach me despite of the morning.
Patio living with no remote features
Could be a solution but think of the mice!
I will dig deeper than others will dare
And I will dig deeper regardless of warning
and I will make way for the peach and the pear and the plum
And you cannot fault what I’ve done…
no, no, no, no
no, no, no, no
Iain and I recently came up with a guitar and banjo arrangement of ‘Happy Man’ by Sparklehorse and recorded it just for fun.
As I have buggered my wrist Iain has taken over guitar duty which has meant learning how to use a mic stand, or failing that, a broom…
A Joanna Newsom cover recorded on my slightly out-of-tune old piano…
Here is a quick peek round the little room where I spend most of my time…