Remember back here I asked someone to come up with a new tune for an old poem/song lyric. Well, someone has! Go here and you can hear 'Love song without a tune – the new lease of life version' (though it may need a new title...maybe just 'Gap').
The composer, musician, singer on this recording (that he thinks is rough but it sounds just perfect to me...) is Andy Spiller. Andy lives just down the coast from us in Angus and I met him at local music events (his myspace is here). He was on the bill at the very first poetry/music event I put on (in Edinburgh, back here - that's when the photo above was taken by Colin Will too) and I'm really excited to be working with him again...in a sense...even if it's only via blogs and emails.
I listened to Andy's version of this only a couple of times yesterday and then I was singing it all night. Could we have a hit on our hands...what do you think?
Originally from the north of England, I live in Angus, Scotland where I walk a lot, think a lot, listen to lots of music, sometimes write poems, sometimes read poems out to other people, sometimes write songs, read all kinds of odd things, watch a bit...oh and I look after my family too.
I sometimes organise poetry and music events - details are usually here (though nothing coming up in the near future). This year I went travelling with my family - photos and notes are here. Now we're back I have moved to a new regular blog - it is here.
More about the song
You can buy my book (published 2008) from my website if you fancy it (go to 'book' page) or from www.amazon.co.uk if you prefer the comfort of the multinational corporation. My book is printed on recycled paper and card. I have 12 different poetry postcards available too.