As my 6 year old said the other day ‘I hate life, things just happen’. Before you call social services this was in response to the realisation that his longed for new denim jacket was too small! It was hard to hear though as this last week my family had an unimaginable and devastating blow.
My lovely brother in law fell from a considerable height while on holiday and is now in a very bad way. I’m not going to go into the details because I am heartbroken and it isn’t really my story to tell. It’s easy to feel right now that life and ‘the way things just happen’ really sucks but when someone you love is desperately clinging on to it you realise just how precious life is.
So I’m sending this tune out to Cathy and Tossie and their family not so much because the sentiment fits the circumstances but because it is a tune I know my sister really likes and that’s all. X
What kind of day am I having today? I’m not entirely sure. I feel tired but in a good way having had a fun weekend followed by another Happy Monday session with The Station House gang. No matter how crap I feel on a Monday I never regret pushing myself out the door to play with this group of musicians. You never know who will show up. Usually more guitars than strictly necessary but last night there was a little surprise in the shape of a gorgeous French accordion player. Suddenly we were transported from a pub in rainy Raheny to a bijoux café in Mont Martre. Radiohead’s Creep became Le Creep and not at all creepy but dreamy and sexy and Kings of Leon more Ooh la la than blah blah, a big improvement.
So now I’m scrolling through the remaining Greatest Misses looking for something that captures my amorphous mood! I can’t decide so here are 2. 1st up… Lick. In fairness Lick doesn’t leave too much to the imagination lyrically but that’s ok. “I want to lick you all over all over then take what’s left and lick it” that’ll do! Then Zero Crossing a kind of hymn to audio editing, if there could be such a thing. Oh well comme ci comme ca!
Lick and Zero Crossing was our 1st foray into hard disc recording and sequencing. I think they worked out quite well but when we played the songs live with Paul on drums they hit another level nothing beats a live drummer for beats. I feel quite exhausted just thinking about it, think I’ll have a lie down!