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Follow Those Links

You may have noticed that I have stopped putting up links to other people’s songs in this blog. Previously doing so got me listening to songs that were new to my ears, or ones which I hadn’t heard in a…

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The Car Crash

I passed by a car crash today.
It was horrific.
There for the grace of god go I.
Etcetera.

So we all stopped our cars
And got out our picnics
And started to discuss whose fault the crash was.

Most…

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They Are All Ghosts

The anxiety that comes from worrying about what other people think about us, is perhaps the most debilitating of all. It’s dominated far too much of my own life. And it’s also completely pointless. There are no redeeming features to…

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Nice To Meat You

A very quick riff below, with no particular direction home, after a conversation about animal welfare with my youngest son who is a vegan.

Nice To Meat You”
Said the farmer to the horse
”It’s OK, this is Scotland…

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To Be Me

I’ve got the whole world in my head.

Or, my head is the whole world. All that’s there is all that’s there.

That hill I see through the window, away in the distance, is actually not “there” at all. It’s…

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A Little Bit Concerned

I’ve always tried to acknowledge my own luck in living, as I have, through a period of time where peace existed in my part of the world, when my part of the world was relatively wealthy, and where there was…

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This Little Light

This Little Light of mine
I’m going to let it shine.
Which may or may not help if you’re in the same room as me.

On the other hand, be very cautious of the hands that have access to the…

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Never Mind

Drip drip drip.

We are getting drips. In a different place from the previous drips, which we have never managed to put an end to, either by ourselves or with expert assistance.

Water is quite an amazing thing. Life giving…

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Get The Sparks Flying

I mentioned that recently I had been struggling to get inspired in a songwriting sense, and in music generally. I’ve started doing a few things to Get The Sparks Flying.

Firstly, after many years of threatening to, but never really…

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I Woke Up One Day

Had a lovely talk about Determinism with one of my sons on Skype last night. As you do.

But …as the old joke goes … I was bound to say that.

Not many people are enamoured by the idea that…

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When You Stub Your Toe

For those of us who have suffered from mental health issues, here is an observation:

The weight of that history, the sense that it is something we are “always battling with”, the experience of sadness, the memories of being hurt…

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