Posts Tagged ‘snow’


Songs for late December 2012

December 20, 2012

Just posted up three more songs on Atheist Advent 2012

After a disturbed songwriting week I’m now getting back into the swing of things. I look forward to the last week of AA more than anything else in the year, as it’s when the ideas that were buried under the middling ideas I’ve used up finally get aired.

These latest three are a bit ropey, I guess, but I hope there’s some good stuff to follow. Of course, it’s not up to me, but god.

Happy Atheist Advent


December 22: Beadnell Bay video

December 22, 2010

17 December: The Eye at the Window

December 17, 2010

I want to talk about what I have in mind for this song but I better not in case it affects listening pleasure. Of course, it might improve listening pleasure. But this is a risk we have to take.

No studio MP3 for this one, sorry to say, for reasons explained here.


Atheist Advent Sabbath

December 6, 2010

Tomorrow is the seventh day; Atheist Advent’s Sabbath. We’re celebrating with a cover of a very special song by my once-favourite band from the 1970s; filmed in its natural location, on the toilet.

I walked along the canal on my way back home this evening; all the river’s birds were congregated in the last remaining patch of unfrozen water, crying disconsolately and flocking under the bank where I was standing. I went over the road to Morrison’s, looking for bird seed. But bird seed was not what they wanted; the supermarket didn’t sell it. What it did sell was dried worms and slabs of beef fat. This is what birds want, apparently. So I spent 15 minutes trying to get the broken up bits of fat to the hungry birds in the water.

It must be -10. I thought the swans had died; but they were tucked up in their own feathers. At what stage will the birds freeze in their funky flight?

I’ve done six songs and those are the songs I’ve done; there’s nothing more to say about it. Meanwhile, world-shaking events pile themselves one upon another; as if crags were shedding chunks of stone which, in descending, gather ever more massive broken slabs among them. Where it will end, and how it will be judged, is of course unknown.

The ice factor has moved. Picture of a sign taken in York the other day.




5 December: What if Every Falling Snowflake Made a Musical Note?

December 5, 2010

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This song’s dedicated to Splashdeck.


3 December: Entombed

December 3, 2010

1 December: Frozen Headlights

December 1, 2010

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I hope you like it.