This song is special to me. I came across this monument to 204 miners near where used to live. After I put up the story on a website it attracted a lot of interest (click here) As you will see on that page this resulted in a man sending me a book which together with my visits to the monument inspired this song… Silent Stone. It is a live rendition by the Steve Thompson Band at the Customs House, South Shields. I think this could make a great modern folk song for Oxana perhaps with a monologue in Russian in the middle.
Just been doing some more on the studio refurb. I’ve got a visiting talent this weekend and she sang some stuff to me over the phone that proved she’d moved on a bit from twinkle twinkle little star.
I’ve therefore laid down some of her favourite tracks from Grease ready for her session. I finally had to do that last bit of refurb hook up the multi track and get it to synch with the computers.
Got that done fairly painlessly – dunno why I put it off !
Anyway it’s all ready now but Aksana is not going to be the first chick vocalist in this refurbed studio !
|With all this revamping of older stuff I thought it time to add something new. Early working draft of Hollow Victory – This is just a section of the intro which also forms the chorus. Needs some crunchy guitars on there too.
Early working draft of I will Go Back
I came across this female version of The Last Teardrop on a DAT. It is Jayne McKenzie who I first recorded a single with when she was 11 years old. On the same DAT I found her version of Lovin’ Arms and a more cheesy version of the same song aimed at Eurovision.