I’ve been writing and playing music for most of my life. Here are a few of the results.

The Hipsurfers

For the Holiday Records competition we created a couple of songs in lockdown – with the aim of being able to record them as a 7-inch single. How cool would that be? Whether we get anywhere or not, it was a great experience.

Things are tough

See things are tough in this old town,
Petrol’s up and the dollar’s down
My plain old job went round the bend
More hammer thumb than hammer hand,

Yes thing are tough in my home town
Right at the bottom of the trickle down
Got a top two inches and a wicked tongue
I ‘m just the same as everyone

Now my beloved just up and left
Took half of nothing, moved it west
Gonna spread her wings, ‘n feather her nest
She called a lawyer, I called it theft

Yeah things are tough so I’m leaving town
Need green fields, put new roots down
Seems that I am still second best
Confirmed it with the drugs test

I’m single and hurting that much is true
Just give me a job and I’ll love you
I’ll do anything that you ask me to
yeah give me a job, then I’ll love you

Still pretty tough in this old town
Oil’s up and the markets down
Unsuccessful, an also ran
Regret to inform you letter again

But if this economic theory’s true
You’ll grow me a job and I’ll love you
It’s always hard for a fella like me
Not the right fit for the company

One thousand and twelve square metre dream
Can not be achieved on my income stream
But if I keep on wishing it might come true
You’ll give me a job. Prosperity soon

Someone, somewhere

Someone Somewhere
is sitting waiting
For a train
For a ride
While they’re sitting
They get to thinking
That Someone Somewhere
Has passed them by

Someone Somewhere
is sitting praying
To a Bottle
and its Gods
The Gin is preaching
all men must cry
To Someone Somewhere
if they’re to Love

Someone Somewhere
is running laughing
Although it’s raining
Although its cold
Their cries are music
To Someone Somewhere
Believes in Life
Not growing old

Someone Somewhere
Is Sitting Running
Laughing Crying
Out of Control
Gotta show this feeling
Gotta live this moment
To Someone Somewhere
Some rock and Roll

Half of Zero

More fun music over at bandcamp