Done with Omar Nasr a few years ago…I added another vocal line and some viola
An electronic dance track/world infusion
Talking with Richard the other night he reminded me of a song we did with Rebise from MJ. I didn’t realise we had finished it but this version from 2009 suggests we did. I don’t know why it never got posted to MJ. Perhaps we weren’t happy with it. I wasn’t too keen on my vocals or the guitar break and maybe I was going to add some more instruments. Who knows? Anyway, here it is in all its failings.
Dick: Lyrics, music, vocals
Richard: Lyrics, music
Rebsie: Lyrics, vocals
Pontefract Castle was a feared castle in the North of England. It saw much death and destruction and after the Civil War the people willingly pulled it down on the orders of Cromwell.
Pomfret, Pomfret! O thou bloody prison,
Fatal and ominous to noble peers!
Within the guilty closure of thy walls
Richard the second here was hack’d to death;
And, for more slander to thy dismal seat,
We give thee up our guiltless blood to drink.
Pontefract Castle (© 2009 Langford/Marris/Fairholm)
Oh the wind blows cold
Cross the fields and through the south gate
Pontefract Castle stands in ruins above the town
These wretched stones caused the people fear and heartache
but the people built the castle
and the people pulled it down
Another fight, but it’s always someone else’s
Life’s hard enough without this constant fear
We’ll pay the price but we all know where the wealth is
It’s sitting in the castle and
we won’t see it out here
Catch the murmur through the sedges
Catch the clamour in the stones
Bring the fires to the edges
The time to act is now
Beat the rhythm of rebellion
Blow the horns around the stones
Raise the sleepers from the hollow hills…
Oh the wind blows cold
The people built the castle
But the people pulled it down
god bless miles davis, john coltrane and bill evans. god forgive me for this little tribute
Me making music, still having fun with the Arturia vintage pack, funny how past sounds actual! Anyway, enjoy!
An instrumental for my pal MIR from icomps.
First uplaod here after being a longterm member of Macjams
A sort of imitation of Cabaret Voltaire . Just messing about and seeing what happens
Samples are from freesound.org and are listed as
Fun romp, hoping it will be flushed out further on wikiloops.com
Bass, Synths of many sorts, arpeggiator, all created from scratch with an m audio prokeys 88, mac, and garageband. Please enjoy and comment!!!
An electronica space journey with some ambient vocals.
I can’t recall who did this version of my poem, which recently won an award on medium.com.
Synths, ambient……what isn’t though?
god is a child with an ant farm,
so I dance the whole system
me on vox and words
samples and loops
I think I did this with Omar Nasr a number of years ago. Added another vocal line for harmony….
This guitars to this song are from 1980, the rest of the song from 2010 – 2017. The original title is Thumbing my way back to you. I asked Sam Dixion to add the vocals January of 2019. Again he exceeded my expectation, he gave it the groove I was looking for. THANKS STAN…
You have to go down to come up again.
seeming i have a bit of time off this week ill potter about with the studio and see what comes out of the creative flow process of my unsynced mind