SON OF LOVE AND DEATH
OUT OF THE BLUE
CAN YOU HEAR ME?
JOHNNY'S HOMESICK BLUES
The fourth in the series of 'Lockdown' songs. A bit more rocky - so best played LOUD. A couple of references to Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" - and a few more nods to other classics...
IS THAT ALL?
The third in the series of 'Lockdown' songs.
SIDE BY SIDE
Another lockdown song. It looks like a personal break-up song, but it's really just an allegorical tale of the divide, during lockdown, bewteen those who say "C'mon, let's just get our life back" and those who say "It's too soon, and too dangerous". No judgement intended - just a wee songsmith's way of distilling a global debate into the confines of a little melancholic lovesong.
THE GHOST LIGHT
While theatres and other places of entertainment remain closed, here is a new tune in celebration of the fact that soon we will re-open our doors and slowly, eventually, life as we know it, will resume.
This is a more general reaction to lockdown than "The Ghost Light" - but also from quite a personal perspective. It's as much about missing somebody as it is about the present crisis. The idea came from a seemingly little thing: a telephone that no longer rings on a Sunday morning. Without going into detail, it set my thoughts onto a path that eventually led to this song - an imagined conversation with a loved one, no longer with us. We miss these chats, these moments; sharing these things. What they be making of the whole situation?