The first time my old electric guitar (about 20 years old!) has ever been used in a recording… this track is two acoustic guitar parts and one electric, one vocal track and four harmony vocal parts… lyrics were made up as I went along, hope you like it!
A song about not forgetting your dreams and your passions, for which I owe my friend Stefano much
Artwork: “The Fire Within” (2014) by Ysabel Lemay - used with kind permission from the artist - please check out her amazing work at www.ysabellemay.com - the lyric to this song was inspired by this piece!!
Written 1st/2nd July, recorded 2nd July (first attempt/mix)
Thanks for listening, and cheers for dropping by :o
On April 4th this year, I managed to injure my foot by getting it stomped on whilst attempting to play sports :0( I compounded the injury by ignoring it and drinking heavily, since it was a Friday night after all… I woke up the following day with a throbbing foot as well as a raging hangover. Feeling sorry for myself, I stayed in all day playing my guitar and recording a bunch of new ideas, resulting in about nine new song sketches. Since then, I’ve recorded a few of them and these are the resulting tracks from the ‘Broken Foot’ session.
Based on a chord sequence I came up with after my 5-year old nephew asked me to write a song called ‘Rise Of The Snakes’. This is also my first attempt at playing bass, albeit on the same guitar I use for everything.
The lyric was inspired by a school trip to the Firth of Forth where we sailed under the Forth Bridge on a misty day. The song title is also a reference to the street in Edinburgh where my old school is/was :o)