To get kicked off I’ve put down 5 of my old songs onto the new recorder in a stripped down piano type way… namely:
The Magic (a not-so-obvious song about the Magic Roundabout and my years on a motorbike, The Magic is a now destroyed traffic roundabout near Sherburn in Elmet)
Last Summer (written in 2000 as a memory to 1999’s total solar eclipse)
Leaden Sky (a good old fashioned love song)
The Bridge (the main riff from this was slowed down and became Deadline’s “Losing Myself”)
Roger and Out (a song about a flight losing radio contact with the tower and eventually crashing in a thunderstorm)
As you can tell … I write deep stuff!
Oh did I mention I now have an electronic drum kit? – A Yamaha thang… because if I’m songwriting I need to put a beat in there. Re-learning drums after 10+ years off them has proven weird but it’s coming back to me now. I’m not a technical drummer, but I can hold a solid beat when needed… for the most part I’ll stick to bass though.