Does the moth blame the flame when he burns his wings thereon?
Does the ship blame the rocks when she is wrecked on them?
A few weeks ago my old friend Roo came to stay and I recorded a few of his songs. Red did a nice drawing, and Becky played some recorder. We put it all together with a bit of magic to create Seven Spells. The album is now on Spotify and all major music outlets:
You can download for free from Roos’ bandcamp.
I have been working on a playlist of music that reminds me of being in the mountains. Mist, fire, trees, cabins.
Can you think of more tracks that would fit?
I wrote this song in response to an event in my childhood. My Dad wrote a short piece about it, which some of the words are lifted from. You need to read it.
Maybe one day my brother will make a chainsaw sculpture of it and my sister and animation. Until then you’ll have to make do with a snow sculpture of Anne Boleyn and her dog watching an execution.
It’s a bit like “there’s a hole in my bucket” only not at all:
For the last month I have been writing acrostic haiku. This means writing a verse which adheres to the western interpretation of haiku (lines of five, seven and five syllables), while at the same time making the first letter of each line spell a word.
There are several variants of the acrostic haiku. You can just make sure the first word of every line spells something:
Your ancient trunk haunts
Every sacred cemetery
With poison berries
You can give every word in the line the same letter to emphasise the pattern:
Long life lines laying
Open. Our origin of
Growing golden grain
Or you can do the acrostic for every word in the verse:
Dandy amber nest
Downy evening lion
Inside out nature
It goes without saying that the word that the verse spells should also be the subject of the haiku.
You can see my efforts on my haiku blog.
As part of my grand clear out, I have decided to sell all my CDs. They have been in boxes in the loft for five years, never used, so it’s time to lighten my load. Every purchase of a CD from my ebay store also comes with a free copy of Growing Wild.
People who buy my CDs:
So really this is just a cunning ploy to get more people listening to my music!
So, if you want a free copy of Growing Wild on CD then just head over to my ebay store and buy a proper CD. Or just leave a comment below and I’ll send you one 🙂
You are invited to view our house on Saturday 20th January 2018, between 1pm and 3pm. If you would like to view at another time please get in touch.
Details: Three bedrooms, semi-detached house on a quiet road in the lovely village Cheswick Green.
Features: Log burner, Oak flooring, Solar panels, Aqualisa shower, Insinkerator, Gas central heating, Double gazing, Range Master double oven.
Address: 36 Saxon Wood Road, Cheswick Green, West Midlands, B90 4JN
Price: £300,000. Offers considered.
The best thing about this house is the neighbours, who are friendly, generous and lovely.