Wrote a Grime song about my Crypto-friend!

I started listening to Grime tracks driving home late at night on BBC Radio 1 about 5 years ago and despite the off-beats and random lyrics, I found the genre bizarrely kind of grew on me. Anyways, today I was inspried to write a “Grime” song 🙂 I’ve written various songs and lyrics over the years, but never in the style of rap or grime, so I thought why not give it a try and what better subject than for it to be about than my Dutch friend who is an expert in crypto currency(he was one of the first people out there to buy bitcoin, years ago, way before it was easy to do so on Coincase.com etc). Must’ve spent a whole 10minutes writing the lyrics and recording this in my best London accent 😀

Anyway, here it is (click below). The backing track is Lost Souls by Lee Grizzle.

Wrote another song!

I Don’t Know (The Mine)

Made this one up out of nowhere! Was meant to be another country style song, but it turned into a Wild West story type AND my first fully written song. Classify as that because the base ideas for the Cat song came from my friends Paul & Joel and was largely a standard blues progression, whereas this one contained all my own ideas, chords, lyrics + plucking strings intro. It somehow got much more serious than the epic Cat song, but that kind of just happened 😀

Should say this all happened after seeing the excellent docu-movie Motown, when found myself somewhat inspired to write another song.

Wrote a song!

A Garbage Truck Done Run Over My Cat!

After many years of half-writing songs, finally decided to finish one!

Unbeknown to most, I’ve actually played the guitar for over 20 years, just not very well(blame that on not practicing properly and for being left-handed, but playing right-handed). Anyways, wanted to finish a song for a long while and today was finally managed to do that.

The theme of the song was inspired by my friend and Country Rock listening pioneer Paul Sell(who reckons Country Rock is the next big thing to hit England) and the style of the song by Joel Cross who suggested I do a blues song. oh and of course Henry and Grahamina the cat!

It’s an Old style country / blues song of how an angry lady runs over a man’s pet cat with a garbage truck.