What I’m Listening to at the Moment – Dub

1) Syd Barrett – the madcap laughs
2)Buffalo Tom – three easy pieces
3) Creedance clearwater revival – green river
4) Meat Puppets – lollipop
5) Banco de gaia – songs from the silk road
6) The doors – morrison hotel
7) Nirvana – unplugged in new york
8) Eddie Vedder – ukulele songs
9) Vieux Farke Toure – Remixed: ufo’s over bamako
10) Jah Wobble and the chinese dub orchestra – chinese dub

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I’m still finishing off songs for the new album and have been designing a front cover for the release. Also writing short stories which I may release on the web. In the meantime enjoy my new song, Let It Go. Thanks for reading.

Mysteries of the Earth (Part One)

I have a keen interest in ancient civilizations and in my childhood grew up in the south-west of England, where we visited many pre-historic hill forts such as pilsdon pen and maiden castle. Crop circles are widely seen in the area near stone circles such as stonehenge and avebury. In particular the most puzzling is an artificial mound bulit 4,500 years ago called Silbury Hill, which is near Avebury.

It’s a vast construct, with its base covering five acres alone. Many people first thought it was a burial mound or even contained treasure. Who built these mounds is a mystery and what purpose they had is equally puzzling. Like in America many mounds existed before the arrival of columbus and were built by indians for tombs and great temples. Such as the effigy mounds in ohio which depicted pictures of birds and animals, the reason still unknown. Mysteries of the ancient world may never be solved, but we do know our ancestors existed then, so the anwsers are somewhere inside us all.

The Creation of Life

Many people believe that human life came from space, developing from viruses and bacteria brought to earth by giant comets. Sir Fred Hoyle, a professor of astronomy at cambridge was the first to identify giant dust clouds that float silently through space, swarming with the ingredients of life. He claims a comet plunged through one of these clouds 4,000 million years ago and eventually crashed into earths atmosphere, amazingly producing plants, animals and eventually humans.

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I’ve been working on new songs for my new album, have 13 in a early state of evolution. Hopefully to record later this year. Also in the process of writing a novel called Dark Moon, which is a kind of paranoid thriller. A new song from my new e.p Top Secret , will be released sometime in April. Thanks for reading.

Hope and Strength

It’s been a tough few weeks, with my mum being ill with cancer and undergoing and operation, it puts things in perspective when you visit a cancer ward and inspires me how people find the strength and courage to fight such an awful disease. I’ve been writing several songs and processing my experiences over the last few months. Its hard to believe in god or any belief when you see such suffering, but I can understand how it helps some people. Hopely my mum will improve, just take it day by day and my thoughts are with anyone living with the illness.

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I’ve been busy writing lyrics , which are more autobiographical in nature and have composed 4 to 5 songs this year. Its a conceptual project of internal feelings and emotional expression, about the past, present and future. It combines the positive and negative and the song selection will express these opposites and hopefully balance out into a strong album.

A Poem for Spring

  • Spring is here
  • the chiff chaff sings
  • the blue bells appear
  • the woodland is alive
  • blackthorn blossoms
  • the horsechestnut displays
  • the days get longer
  • winter decays
  • the oak, beech and lime
  • come alive once again
  • waiting for the swallows
  • to arrive
  • a season of change
  • hibernation nears its end
  • the migration of many
  • nearly home again
  • the snow melts
  • and the tree’s come alive
  • walking in a field
  • and into the wild
  • the river flows
  • the kingfisher waits
  • the long dark nights
  • are over
  • nature
  • celebrates

Ancient Monuments – The Pyramids and Stonehenge

Everyone knows the pyramids of Egypt and they have become an iconic symbol of the ancient world. Alot of mystery still surrounds the pyramids and no real explanation has been agreed on how they were built and what they were used for. Many books have been written about these ancient monuments and many theories have surfaced. For example the pyramids perimeter length is 1,760 cubits and the imperial mile length is 1,760 yards, which indicates very ancient roots for the british measurement system. Stonehenge also has mathematical surprises , with the letter pi being depicted physically and mathematically at the stone circle.

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Music and Books

Recently purchased the Chris robinson brotherhood album Big Moon Ritual if you like the grateful dead/allman brothers you’ll love this psychedelic jam, a really strong album. Also bought the counting crows cover album , Underwater Sunshine really interesting selection of songs, including fairport conventions, ‘meet on the ledge’ and other less well known songs. Reading Heartland by Anthony Cartwright and Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer about the story of Christopher McCandless who left everything behind to walk alone into the wilderness of alaska, later turned into a great film by Sean Penn.

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