I’m currently working on a concept album called, ‘Cells(the fifth sun)’, I have about 30 songs to work on and will record sometime later next year. Meanwhile I’m in the process of recording an EP called ‘Top Secret’ to be released early next year. Also been trying different tunings and developing my slide guitar to expand my repertoire.
Apart from playing and writing new songs, I have been reading alot and just finished reading Stephen Baxters “Ark”, it tells the story of the earth flooding in the future. It got me thinking how the planet could be in the future and how much of a struggle lies ahead. With the endless conflicts in the world, it seems pointless when faced with such a problem as global warming.
Goodbye was written after my grandad passed away in 2010 and accompanies the song Sometimes in tribute to the ones who have passed to the otherside. We will meet again.
Through life people see things they can not understand or told that they do not exist, such as ghosts and UFOs. One example is encounters with angels. The definition of an angel is an agent or servant of divine power, a spritual being who travels between different realms and can perform miraculous acts.
The music industry in modern times is a wash with symbolism , it’s not really a new thing, but now seems to be a plague of Â artists showing these signs, and to be honest I’m pretty sick of it. The young are digesting these symbols in there sub conscious unaware of there nefarious origins. It can be linked to the infamous satanist A. Crowley and he’s history is linked with many dark acts, Jay Z now advertises his famous saying do what thou wilt…So where does that leave artists like myself, you may observe symbolism in my artwork, but I’m just trying to highlight the controllers and believe me I’m NOT selling my soul.
The pyramid of the music industry is awash with puppets serving corporate interest, Bono and his hand over one eye, ed Sheeran, they all seemed to display what is called a calling card. Basically there willing servants , maybe I’m unlearned , but it seems everyone was to be apart. Music is a voice for the voiceless, a working man or woman’s chance to express there opinion , but instead they want to join the ‘club’. It’s easy to lose faith and believe all our heroes are just clones in the vessel called the music industry. But there’s great songs under the radar and role models who still have a level of morality to display. Activist, feminist, pacifist …where’s the protest…we still live in a free world…so express …hopely my music can inspire…and for one thing I’m not signing that contract. My soul is mine. Thankyou. Peace out xx
The summer sun shines all around
the skylark rises and sings aloud
the oak and lime rise from above the ground
the blackbird sings a melody and hope is found
meadowsweet appears, toadflax and clover to
the swallows fly high, against a sky so blue
the sycamore dances, as its seeds fall down
the robin romances, making a beautiful sound
the swifts sing in the sunset sky
for we know they will leave when the time is nigh
so heres a song about the summer sun
for its here for a while , but then its gone
autumn and winter will follow on by
then spring and summer will again arrive
the seasons come and then they go
the mystery of which well never know
for summers the time for birds and flowers to show
that happiness costs nothing in the wild and open road
It’s been a tough year with the loss of my mum and recently my grandma. It puts everything into perspective and to quote from the great Pearl Jam song, ‘Sirens’ , “it’s a fragile thing this life that we lead”, sums it up for me at the moment. It’s hard to understand this world during such times, you have to dig deep and find some purpose to go forward. I’ve been walking in the mountains and getting lost in the wild, it’s soothing for the soul and enables my thought processes to settle.
Somethings cannot be explained and these interest me more than any fact or accepted truth called history. Education isn’t a bad thing, I appreciate being able to read and write , but why aren’t we taught about unseen or alternative history. Is there some conspiracy to cover up the truth,. But what is the truth what do solitary monks wish to find, what is enlightenment , maddness?!. George Orwell was eerily accurate with his novel 1984, to think diffrently is a crime or to even think at all , why are we bombarded with a lifestlye we can’t afford, do we aspire to be celebrities.
At the moment I am listening to the following albums the most:-
- Black rebel motorcycle club – Howl
- Robert Johnson – blues boxset
- Neil Young – Le Noise
- Aerosmith – live bootleg
- Foo Fighters – wasting light
- Pink Floyd – division bell
- Pearl Jam – live on ten legs
I’m currently practicing songs to record later this year and will form a four track e.p. called Top Secret. The songs included are 1)top secret 2)let it go 3)endless hymn 4)hold on. I’m also selecting songs to record soon for my 5th album, 13 , and will look to release it early next year.