Remember, This Is Supposed To Be Fun

This is a reggae-ish twist on the song Fun that I wrote and recorded with Late Model Humans last year for our album Ain’t No Good. Remember thisRemember thisRemember this is supposed to be fun Just ask any little boyLife is meant to be enjoyedAnd sometimes it makes sense to lose your mindTo be aContinue reading “Remember, This Is Supposed To Be Fun”

Royals – Bruce Springsteen – Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland 1-3-2014

I’ve never seen a diamond in the flesh I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies And I’m not proud of my address In the torn up town, no post code envy But every song’s like: Gold teeth,¬†Grey Goose,¬†tripping in the bathroom Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashing the hotel room We don’t care We’reContinue reading “Royals – Bruce Springsteen – Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland 1-3-2014”

The Parting Glass

The lyrics to this song date back to at least the early 1600s. The melody came a century or so later. It’s usually played at the end of the night as a farewell song.William Christie, who compiled two volumes of Traditional Ballad Airs, wrote in 1876 that The Parting Glass was still the last playedContinue reading “The Parting Glass”

The Lovelorn Blues

Everyone must feel a little lovelorn sometimes. And there’s some comfort in knowing you’re not alone in your misery. Hence, the blues. I’m lovelorn babyI’ve got the lovelorn bluesI’m lovelorn babyAnd so are you Tell me again how everything that’s put together falls apartTell me again how you can go on living with a brokenContinue reading “The Lovelorn Blues”

Blackbird

In 1968, Paul McCartney (“Sir” to his friends) used this unique and lyrical acoustic guitar progression as an ornate frame for his lyrics. About the lyrics: “I was in Scotland playing on my guitar, and I remembered this whole idea of ‘you were only waiting for this moment to arise’ was about, you know, theContinue reading “Blackbird”