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Will maybe do some reflection on songwriting and all that on these pages, plus some fave songs on my list. Meanwhile here's a pic of one my lifetime's happier moments as Bruce Cockburn jams along with one of my songs at Greenbelt 2000.

My pages on EIS have got stuff on the songs from my 2 albums. All raw and honest stuff. Click on the images here to get to those pages.

I've got a new songs page set up where I'll load up MP3s - tell me what you think...

Some more songs you can download as MP3s

Victims and Criminals - title track of my first album, as a taster (buy it!)

This next lot are from 1989 - am album I never made but they sound OK as history pieces (I think...)

John's Last Chance - a rock swing thing about a guy losing his former glamour in a kind of Blackpool dance hall way

Dumbstruck - I think I was doing a Prefab Sprout but didn't have the voice. The second verse is really sweet. All about failing to get the bird 'cos you can't speak for being, well, dumbstruck

Walls and Windows - the least derivative, most 'me' offering. Written for Rhona who was working the Walls and Windows department of Habitat at the time. I love the piano voicings.

Soul of Indecision - an attempt to be political... hmmm. About the old school boys running the nation. Not quite enough bite in it, possibly the happy bell sounds?

Steeples and Wedding Bells - a sweetie song for Doug and Rachel getting married. Now look... 3 kids and a mansion in Scotland... Features a rare glimpse of my slightly nasal sax playing. My A&R man dismissed it saying "You can't really picture people walking around the streets singing about steeples and wedding bells can you??" Dammit he was right!

You Don't Know What You Don't Know - an old song I re-recorded a few years ago on my new computer-based studio to try out the kit and to see if the arrangement could have been as good as it sounded in my head 15 years previously! Anyone remember the First Picture of You by The Love Speaks? If you do you deserve a music nred medal, and who better to give you one than myself...

I wish that I could be with you - check this Brian McGlynn track that we did together (then go see his stuff on the link on his name!)

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