‘You motherfuckers you’ll sing someday’

“Sing” There is this thing that’s like touching except you don’t touch Back in the day it just went without saying at all All the world’s history gradually dying of shock There is thing that’s like talking except you don’t talk You sing You sing  …….. Check out  ‘Sing’ Amanda Palmer Sing lyrics © Kobalt Music […]

Who you are, who you were born to be

A lot of people won’t like this but often the real truth is the truth underneath all the bullshit.  It’s your world, your script.  Choose better words. www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL6WsiDNPWs

Music and me

I was really shy when I was a kid.  I used to go and hammer the keys of my old piano and quietly sing.  It always effected me.  Certain melodies, certain chord changes, intervals gave me a kind of heartache or relief or joy.  I felt transported, I felt alive. I could always kind of […]

Singing is storytelling

Before you start judging your singing make sure of this!  You’ve learned the bloody lyrics.  All too often we judge the singing when we’re reading the lyrics, this is impossible!  Noone sounds authentic or has any freedom in their voice when they’re reading.  I think this is sometimes why (absolutely amazing) session singers get a bad […]

Perfect imperfection

One of my favourite voices of all time is that of Maria Callas.  Her voice was like noone elses, highly distinctive.  Her imperfections as well as her perfections set her apart.  She threw herself into her roles.  Her voice was sometimes shrill, sometimes fragile…but always expressively unsurpassed. I love hearing her talk about her art. […]

The brilliant Yoko Ono

I could watch videos of Yoko Ono and John Lennon all day.  I love her sweet toned ‘Remember Love’ and her wild free ‘Kiss Kiss’.  There’s no doubting the astounding influence she had on her husbands later output also.  Just read ‘Grapefruit’, listen to ‘Cold Turkey’ or of course any of their combined albums.  That kind of love is […]

Imagine if someone had told Bob Dylan he couldn’t sing!?

I was lucky enough to see Bob Dylan on Sunday night at The Palladium.  Wow.  It was amazing!  It just made me think, can you imagine what a tragedy it would have been had he ever asked a stuffy singing teacher if he could sing?  Or if he’d have gone on one of those god forsaken […]