My new Sheffield studio is starting to bear its first fruit with this autumnal recording of ‘The Suitor’s Ballyhoo’. I play the song a lot slower than I used to and captured this in a couple of free days between shows with the trees obediently dropping their leaves outside my window. Continue reading “The Suitor’s Ballyhoo – a new recording of an old song”
Have just had a really fun 24hrs in my studio surrounded by all of my favourite microphones and instruments! I hope you enjoy this shiny new track.
How many songs have these worn heart strings still got left?
I awoke this morning off key and quite bereft but well
My pen it is still willing and the paper it receives.
We caught up with the moorhen and we joked about our dreams.
If absence makes the heart grow fonder, dear you’d better stay;
I couldn’t care about you any more than I do now today.
Patience is a virtue, good things come to those who wait;
But who will be the judge of when the hour is getting late?
And anyway there is that other one about fish and the sea!
Pick you cliche, start the clock, compare notes over tea.
Spring it turns to summer, just as night it turns to day.
When in the autumn of our years will we opine away about
How foolish and how young we were, how little we all knew.
I love all my mistakes and well this heart it still beats true.
Actions speak louder than words but what about a song?
A most prolific muse you’ve been, I’ve toiled here late and
Long into the night, trying to make sense of all these things and more;
Like why I feel the way I do when you walk through the door.
My pen it has momentum but the day waits for no man.
There are so many things I know I’ll never understand
I’ll be here in September for the rest I cannot say.
I’m sure of change, death and taxes, sunshine and of rain.
I am looking for someone to share my lovely music studio in Dalston Culture House next to the Vortex, N16 8JN.
It would suit someone who needs a teaching, recording or practice space for solo or small ensemble work.
Ideally you would want to use the space 1 – 2.5 days a week and be up for paying £70-£150 towards the costs
Contact me via mail (at) robingrey (dot) com
Here is a quick peek round the little room where I spend most of my time…