Thursday, December 31, 2009

Resolutions Released

Download now or listen on posterous
resolutions.mp3 (7793 KB)

Written almost 20 years ago in the 5 SAI sickbay.


My resolutions aren't too clear
despite the ending that is near
despite the hate despite the fear
my resolutions aren't too clear

Thought through the mind
leads the soul to darkness
leaves the body racked with sobs
and the pain lingers long

My mind is far away from here
despite the peace that is so near
despite the anguish and despair
my mind is far away from here

Pain through the body
leads the mind to darkness
leaves the soul dressed in rags
and the fear lingers long

Beside myself I shed a tear
despite the pain that is so near
despite the pain despite the fear
beside myself I shed a tear

Fear through the soul
leads the body to darkness
leaves the mind to turn to shreds
and the thought lingers long.

Chords - G- C- D

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Resolutions 2

I have thought about things more than I should have and I feel better for it.

Music has become something that is more about celebrity than song. Millions are made from trash, and once fame is established any crap can be fed to the masses.

The album has become irrelevant, the province of high brow critics and musical luddites, their heads stuck in a mythical sixties of guitar, bass and drums. But there is no longer a requirement for songs to be grouped on large media. Songs can be atomised, representing themselves and not a larger whole. The song can be the sum of one part.

In an era where music can be immediate it makes more sense for it to be immediate. In an era where music has a short lifespan it makes sense to gear towards consumerism. In an era were you're going to be ripped into torrents, you might as well give it away for free.
This will be about songs, whether they're good or bad will be decided by each individual. They'll be free, and scattered across the internet, tracked via this blog.


My resolutions never seem too clear.

I can tell myself over and over again that the morning will bring the sunshine and I will complete the tasks I have on the list, but the sunshine always chases them away and I start daydreaming.

My intentions pave the way and lead me on. Where do I want to end up? Well, not sure, but I know this: the songs must get out. Hopefully this is the key to their prison.

I will be releasing several songs over the next few months, essentially a"new album", but it will be free and there will be no disc, just downloads from several sites.

The blog will deal with the lyrics and the "album artwork". I will also write a bit about who or what inspired the songs.

I hope you enjoy them.