Here is the third instalment of my Musical Musings Mailing List, this week I have provided two tracks after I accidentally sent the wrong one out to half of the list last week. So the rest of the list now have both tracks and a write up on the track.
Give this a read then sign up to hear the songs
Thanks to all you lovely people who have signed up over the last week! The list is really starting to grow, which means so much to me. It’s getting very close to 100 people, when it tips over that point i’m going to record a cover for everyone and you will be the first to hear it!
Right when I sent the second mail out last week, I somehow managed to put the wrong link in the email. I’m a moron. So the early adopters of the list will already have the extra song ‘Ask Another’ in this email. Although i would have liked to send it out by itself, I think it would have been a boring week when I did, so I’ll talk about that song after I introduce this weeks song ‘Glass Of Wine’.
Every so often I like writing a simple strummy song and this just fell out one evening. The song was for my mum. She, for a number of reasons had taken her solo career off the priority list over the last decade and myself and my sister Martha both regularly discussed our frustration with this. Martha challenged her to races with the release of albums three times. Which she managed to win three times. Although I never officially challenged mum to musical combat, I did write this song to give her a kick up the arse, which I think was more than enough. A simple straight forward song about things that we do that I love. Any way you’ll be happy to know that mum has beaten me in the unofficial race, and Martha with her fourth challenge. She even recorded Liza and Henry before I did! That is a serious beating she’s gone and given me.
Go give her a listen, and buy her new album www.maggieboyle.co.uk
The song still hasn’t been played live. I’m unsure why, just don’t think that was why i wrote it.
Right… ‘Ask Another’. I write a lot of songs about friendship, it means a great deal to me. As it does to most people. I find it a more comfortable subject to write about than romance, as romance has a bigger chance of feeling awkward revisiting. The song is very straight forward, I’m questioning the friendships and relationships of the moment that can pass by over months weeks and years. It was written when I was 22 living with some of my best friends, it was such a fun but destructive time, all four of is in the house dropped out of Uni spent every penny on booze and had two years of great times. Great times that had some of the lowest points but never stopped being about us four being there for each other, will always look back on that time with rose tinted glasses and look forward to the next time we all let rip again.
Although this song was a live favorite for me and people watching at the time of its place in my set, I never felt it was finished and didn’t know where to go with it, so it was phased out. I imagine I’ll rectify that some time in the future.
‘Glass Of Wine’ was recorded in 2010 with Luke Yates along with a ton of other songs that I just wanted to bang down and listen back to. It was never intended for release, but I’m happy for you all to hear it.
‘Ask Another’ was recorded in June 2009 with Luke Yates for my first EP- ‘Set In Motion’
Till Next week!