It’s been a while and with Alasdair away at Uni I find myself exploring on my own🙄 Sometimes that is a good thing because it results in some introspection – a revisiting of favoured artists from the past. So, here’s one that Alasdair doesn’t like very much and my young friend Vasilije described as something along the lines of ‘Demonic Music’. But I like it a lot. This is My Name is Ruin by Gary Numan…

…For those who may be wondering, the young lady in the video is Gary’s Daughter, Persia, and she has performed this song with him live on stage👍

Now for a much less well known band (at least in the UK) – Röyksopp. I just love this track, ‘Running to the Sea’…

…With such a sad sound it’s understandable that there are a number of interpretations out there of what this song is about. Alasdair was ok with that one and my friend Vasilije said it was good music for when he goes running😎

Finally – here’s something from Epi’s homeland…

…A totally different sound and proof that you don’t need to understand the words to enjoy music 😎👍 Alasdair liked this, enjoying the modern African mix and Vasilije enjoyed the light joyful sound👍

But what did you like?

More listening to things from my Son and from friends – lots of interesting music out there. This track came to my attention via a fellow member of the Truck Sim community who happens to be a furry. This track by Kesha has had animation added by a member of the furry community and I enjoyed both the music and the animation…

Alasdair continues to feed in some of his fave tracks – I loved the pace and lyrics of this one by Fox Stevenson – try to keep up…

…all tricksy stuff and I’m impressed 🙂

I need something slow and thoughtful after that – how about Cuby and the Blizzards?..

…Now that’s old-school – but I like it 🙂

It’s been a difficult few weeks… Few? Actually, I went out with my camera today for the first time in 4 months! I hope to share some shots from that very stunted outing, as I did my best to obey the revised lockdown requirements, with you later this week. However, I have spent some time sharing sounds with my Son and I’m going to share a couple of songs that he didn’t like very much. The overarching reason may have been that they were too sad although the first is perhaps too poignant a commentary on relationships. Here’s Peter Hammill…

And this one from Marillion was ahead of the game about climate change – it brings a tear to my eye every time and had the same effect on Alasdair…

….This terrible pandemic experience has given us a moment of pause, a chance to understand the effect our activites have on our planet and on our future as a species. We have the opportunity to fully understand and to step back from the precipice.  I just hope we take it!