Clouds are weird yo.
Make me a weird cloud, yo.
Today I found myself playing a song I wrote 15 years ago, it was a funny feeling. I’ve not played it in at least 10 years and somehow it all just came flooding back to me - my memory is poor at the best of times, even with my own tunes, so it surprised me that I remembered it perfectly.
So I recorded my little reverie and thought I’d share coz it’s been awhile since I’ve shared my music publicly.To have a listen, click on the YouTube link above.
I wrote this song for my first true love. I just adored her and at the time I wrote it she was overseas and I was missing her terribly. I thought we would be together forever. It’s a valiant dream to have at 18! We broke up a week or two prior to my first big recording session and I recorded this song with an utterly shattered heart, I thought she would be so much a part of the release of my first album, so much of it was about my love for her.
I had the privilege of playing with some of Australia’s finest musicians, Joe Chindamo on piano - who also produced my album, David Jones on drums, Evripides Evripidou on bass and Mark Domoney on guitars. Such a mind blowing experience. I was so little! And thanks to Dr Gould who gave me the diminished chord into the key change, it’s a little trick I’ve stolen and quite possibly continued to over use.
You can hear the original here: http://open.spotify.com/track/6QRiMrx60WWPUk6Cvb0ZNb
I’ve written a lot of songs for many people over the years. I keep writing, I can’t help it. It just comes. I’m grateful for my muses. But sometimes it hurts too. But it made me smile playing this song and thinking how much I’ve grown and changed since I wrote it.
I hope she’s happy, wherever she is now.
so incredibly honored to be chosen as APRA’s Songwriter Of The Year. Thank you APRA!
OF COURSE SHE DID SHE’S A FREAKIN GENIUS!!!!
So inspired. Must write more songs.
COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG
Oh my god YES.