Here’s a farily hissy and rough version of a song I wrote about the house I’ve been staying at for the last couple of months. This was for the ‘We Could Have, We Should Have, We Didn’t’ album and I started it in Germany I think - possibly at T’s house in the south. Was finished here and for some reason I sang it again a few weeks ago - found it yesterday so...
Here is another free mp3 found a few days ago. I wrote and recorded this song for the ‘Eat Like A Bird’ album last winter here in Ireland - it was inspired by something that was happening in this house that seems to have stopped now. When I got to Berlin in January Fee Reega had covered it - we talked about it a bit and the talking made me want to I do it again. This time I got...
You Are Better Than This
Making space on the hard drive, finding lots of recordings, ideas and notes for later songs. Most of it fairly terrible, but a lot of different versions and different rooms played in. I hope to be able to post a free mp3 up here every few days, so please check back for more stuff as I find it. This one was written for M last year and I just found an early run through so here it is. Don’t...
The Diamond Family Archive: One To Twenty
There’s a completely free digital only release of Laurence’s wonderful instrumental album on Electronic Musik available now over on The Internet Archive. This is perfect for all those who couldnt get a copy of the ‘Aeroplane’ cd that was free with initial copies of the WR release ‘The Wanderer’ as some of the tracks look to be on here. Here’s the...
Liz Green - Lewis (live on BBC 6 Music)– The Daily Growl » Go Green
I’ve been recording in the kitchen but just last night was doing chop chop guitars in the box room i usually work in. Then sang a little and later listening realised that of course everything sounds a world apart from one room to the next. And not sure which I want - it’s either carry on with the echoey distant kitchen songs or the close, quiet box room things. At the minute I have two...
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Kitchen recording, warmest but busiest room in the house - expect plenty noisy recordings. Kettle squeaks. Dog sighs. Clocks.
What a terrible start to Saturday night - now me and the mother are getting drunk and you can all fuck off.
Fox like a collie dog in the field. Obviously going to work on getting him in the house next.
Ok, it’s finally snowing here. Taking the chicken up to the new arrival of foxes at the top of the field - see how they like that.
Shopping list: 1 litre of vodka. 1 clementine.
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We’re playing here in Köln in a few months - promises to be pretty special I think.
WR hard sell
Just a quick but blatant hard sell for the few remaining items in the Woodland Recordings sale that’s ending in a few days. A couple of beautifully made and wonderful sounding releases still available at low prices and free postage anywhere in the world. Cough, cough, etc. My first release on WR - a monster double cd with extensive lyric and chord booklet with The Diamond Family Archive -...
Go, slow fucking Irish internet, go…
m. john hurt all day, should be every day.
I have sold out of my last cd ‘The Wife’ and will have to make some more copies. This may take me a few weeks as I don’t have all the materials out here necessary to make them up - but if you’d like one please let me know somehow and I’ll try to make arrangements. So really, thank you to everyone who bought one and I hope you enjoy listening to it. In the absence...
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