Just posting it everywhere…very proud. Thanks to my co-writers Val Regan and Andrew McCorie-Shand, all the beautiful singers and the film helpers. Its a song for now for sure.
Five Years Later (I Remember –The Simple Things)
Today as my sobbing subsides over the kitchen sink ( it’s been a long, amazing but terrifying year of choral directing, repertoire planning, arranging, music leading ) I remember, it is in fact exactly 5 years to the day that the CDs for our first album was released on a sunny day unlike today.
I felt it was a landmark worth marking by posting a sneaky preview of the newest song just for a ‘how are we doing 5/6 years on?’ moment..a moment of reflection as the rain beats down and the thunder crashes overhead.I am deeply tired from giving out a lot of energy this year, so just have to wait patiently for a bit til I get my inner mojo back…would love you to have a listen to the new track which I am fond of as a well behaved baby .” I Remember (The Simple Things)”
And then thought it would be good to post the first song we wrote almost 6 years ago…the song that started this wonderfully crazy , bumpy journey. But then what’s a journey without a few bumps on the way…
My Umeboshi Plums -7 years Later
I wrote this post below in January 2012 and am adding to it 7 years later
I have to say that I cannot but wonder about parts of my life. When cleaning out the fridge today 7 and a half years later, I found that I still have the aforesaid jar of plums looking a little worse for wear, which probably says more about my levels of hygiene that the poor plums themselves. Now I am blogging rather than throwing many other concoctions which also look like they may have been there as long as the innocent plums… AND I am still wondering… can I still eat them?
THIS IS WHAT WAS GOING ON IN JANUARY 2012 ( I was arranging Paradise!)
And my mind! Seriously, someone is messing with my mind. A few days ago I mentioned the fact that a jar of umobushi plums went missing. I looked in all the cupboards, had everything out of the fridge, went through the bin…you would too, as a jar of umobushi plums is like £12 ! It is no picnic looking after your digestive system, I am telling you. In the end I surrendered to the fact they must have gone in an old bin and went back to fresh and wild, whole food mania, or what ever it is called and bought a new jar. I opened the jar a few days ago, and it has been in and out of the fridge a couple of times. So last night I go to the fridge and wonder what the jar is behind the UPs? No blinking way! The old jar of UPs! What is happening here? I have only one possible explanation. Someone is breaking into my flat, stealing japanese pickled plums and then putting them back a couple of weeks later, just to make me seem as if I am going slightly mad ( no help necessary)…The only explanation. So I am asking you nicely to stop it please.
Today I saw a pair of woodpeckers in the garden and while I was singing all the parts for Paradise -which is finally finished, a cat walked in front of my window, stopped and listened to me singing ha ha ! The list on my desk is going down a bit, so new things can arrived, I am sure.
SONG OF THE DAY A New Song which did not exist 7 years ago..every day of 2011 , I posted a song from youtube…now I can post my own songs hurrah!