Category Archives: birds

mr knight

I am halfway or more through my new album which I won’t name yet, but I thought I’d do a quick creature head count. 1st song a flesh hound (whatever that is) 2nd song another hound (seems to be a … Continue reading

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Budgies in Space

A couple of weeks ago I spent a few hours helping my friend Adrian Price to complete a video he had made with a few other people (credits at the end of the video) which was for the good of … Continue reading

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In 1991 I spent a few evenings doing a recording session with my friend Andy Smith who is now manager of the PMT music shop in Bristol. Whenever I call in at the shop and see Andy he always tells … Continue reading

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Winter Thirst

WINTER THIRST A Short Operation Fall Green became tawny. Between tall spindle trees smoke rose from a cottage chimney. It hung in the air and then spilled to one side. As Ern and Kast drew closer they heard sweet violin … Continue reading

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The Moment of Creation

Usually these days when I write words for a song I do so using the Voice Recorder function on my mobile phone. I record in short bursts – 1 or 2 lines at a time. Writing it all down and … Continue reading

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Firebird Pica Pica

Some 10 to 15 years ago I used to spend frequent evenings playing piano with my friend Dominic Black. Neither of us are particularly good piano players. Dominic could sight-read better than I could, but I was the more proficient … Continue reading

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Goodwin’s Dry Rib Recipes With Added Quail

During the year my old friend Andrew Goodwin has been creating a Dry Rib blog which has featured some of my songs along with much else. When Andrew and Mike Mulholland and I used to play together in said band … Continue reading

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Tattooed Brains

Further to my recent post about the Thelonious Monk biography here are some related thoughts. Another biography I got out the library over the summer was Syd Barrett: A Very Irregular Head. Both Monk and Syd had this nut thing … Continue reading

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Dunwich Songbook

A couple of years ago I wrote a song which I called hermetic. It’s a horror song, it’s a death song and it’s also a bird song, the bird being the whip-poor-will. And as well it’s a literature song because … Continue reading

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An Owl Revisited

A few years ago I had an idea to create some sort of low budget video to accompany my song An Owl. I’d never done a storyboard before but I knew that’s what you’re supposed to do if you’re serious … Continue reading

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