Sunday 29 March 2015


The link to these two newly arranged tracks is

It could be a co-incidence that both are associated with the loss, with the absence of the mother and that they have both been worked on at the same time. 

But Dance On has been waiting around to be given some additional sounds for several years. It was one of the first of my acoustic tracks to be identified as being 'in need of treatment'- although most of them belong in that category.
And the man capable of giving it the treatment it needed just happened to become available at the same time as I began working on Motherless.

Or it could be that Dance On got me going on Motherless - or the other way around. Or there could be other reasons of a less obvious kind but rather than conjecture on these I will conclude by saying only what I know for sure. They are both songs that I used to sing and sing often.

The photograph I intend to use with Motherless has been decided. It is now on Bandcamp and will also probably be used on the CD insert. 

It consists of a section from a picture entitled REHABILITATING HARLOW'S MONKEYS. The full image can be seen on my web site at