Image from Friday’s gig by Ryan McGoverne

“From a gig of ridiculous energy, a quiet little mid-song capture of Biff Smith of A New International from their album launch gig at Room 2.” – Ryan McGoverne You can see more of Ryan’s work here – https://m.facebook.com/100063042258948/ Read more →

Thank you

Thank you very much to everyone who came to the show last night. Thank you, David and all at Room 2 for having us. It was a lovely atmosphere and a pleasure to play our songs for you. The twins’ heads are now wet. Drookit actually. I feel like Lost and Later Songs is now properly out there. May it… Read more →

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs #20

For those who may appreciate some background detail, I offer below my workings. #20 Lost and Later Theme (5/3/19) A street musician duets with a synthesiser. Written on accordion, this early recording is more bum notes than tune but you can hear the melody gradually emerging – https://on.soundcloud.com/BrFXcIt was partly influenced by a barrel organ street musician I once heard… Read more →

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs # 19

For those who may appreciate some background detail, I offer below my workings. #19 The Night Will Take You Original demo dated 9/11/10 – https://tinyurl.com/222x8nva It’s the last song of the night folks. If you don’t ask that beautiful stranger to dance now, the moment will be gone forever.We impersonate that which we admire, try it on for size in… Read more →

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs #17

For those who may appreciate some background detail, I offer below my workings. #17Freediving  1/3/12 (1906h) https://on.soundcloud.com/smeMD – 22/12/12 (0020h) https://on.soundcloud.com/EPgi6   Another late developer, more lost than later, “Freediving” took 10 years to record.   Mark and I occasionally get together to work on the guitar arrangements, an activity which has come to be known as “The Biscuit Sessions” (these would… Read more →

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs #16

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs #16 For those who may appreciate some background detail, I offer below my workings. #16 There’s Barely Enough Time to Breathe No demo exists.Another one from the analogue years, approximately 1997-8, around the same time as “Yesterday’s Already Light Years Away” and similarly born out of my obsession (current and ongoing) with… Read more →

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs #15

For those who may appreciate some background detail, I offer below my workings. #15 The Strangest Thing (1/3/21) – https://tinyurl.com/ysxf23x5 Latest of the later songs and yet another to come in a dream. I seem to spend half my life in a dream, the other half in denial. In this dream I found myself running through the dimly lit labyrinth… Read more →

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs #14

A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs #14 For those who may appreciate some background detail, I offer below my workings. #14 Boom Boom Cannonball27/9/17 – https://tinyurl.com/mv5aaz35 The riff idea came to me at a Slim Cessna’s Auto Club gig. In days gone by I would have forgotten it with the next passing fancy but thankfully nowadays there are… Read more →