She smiled at you is bright Spring sunlight at 1015
The end of a way of life is freezing February sunrise mist
You’re meeting her for a drink is any of the 12 nights of Christmas
A few hours into work is the blanket of uncontrollable 3pm winter gruel that they call stormy
The argument is the lightning sparkling across the water at 10pm November
Loneliness is the first bite of autumn before the sunset starts
Musical bliss is the beat of sunlight on an unforgiving July afternoon
Love is the second summer of September, about 230pm
We had a wild time on Monday at Camden. It was packed full of people, there was a heckler who got out-heckled and eventually left us to it, loads of great music, and from a personal point of view a fantastic moment where I only had to half sing Somebody To Love as all the lovely people there were more than willing to sing along throughout and, thanks to John being as marvellous as ever, you can watch it here:
Somebody To Love
as well as my version of The Power Of Love by Frankie Goes To Hollywood:
The Power Of Love
And a slightly clearer version of I Want You Bad:
I Want You Bad
Thanks to John, Lucy, Andy, Charlotte, James, Nick, Justice and Sarah for coming and supporting. And thanks to everyone at Camden for giving me lots of high points throughout 2011.
First things first, this blog is fantastic:
Next, yesterday was a challenging day. It got bad at about a quarter past five and stayed that way until about half nine. Due to my car giving up in the middle of a busy three lane roundabout, I missed one of the two most important dates of the year in my calendar and had to pay out a lot of money for the privilege.
But it got me thinking. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?
I realised last night that it wasn’t the surviving of the trying circumstances that made me strong, it was the staying positive. I’m happy to admit that I wasn’t very positive during the ordeal but afterwards I took stock – there were people who went to lengths for me in the aftermath of last night that were beyond kindness, they were the positive in the negative and it made me glad to be alive.
Plus, it’s Christmas! 🙂
I was chatting to my friend last night, talking about the music I’m currently recording. I probably won’t get back to it until after Christmas but I feel it has something. It’s acoustic and poppy and I think it’s quite accessible. And I need a face…and we both know which one!
And I hit myself in the mouth with a painting this morning. That takes a certain amount of class you have to admit!
Wow, I obviously wasn’t the only one ready to voice his disapproval of the X Factor – great day, great Christmas No 1, historic moment, not as good as Fairytale of New York though!!!