Jeff Buckley revisited - February 2023
EVERYBODY HERE WANTS YOU
I had some good feedback recently on this version of Jeff Buckley's song, so I thought I'd repost it for the benefit of anyone dropping by. The track is available for streaming or download more or less everywhere.
The Stars Shine Down - January 2023
As if the recent passing of Jeff Beck wasn't enough, this week we lost David Crosby. Much has been written about Beck and while I agree he was was one of the greatest guitarists of his generation, there seems little point in adding to the superlatives. If you want to check him out, maybe take a look at his performance at Ronnie Scott's Club in London's Soho - it's up on Youtube in its entirety. As for Croz, I'd seen him at Wembley with Stills, Nash and Young in 1974 and with Nash in 2012, but count myself lucky to have seen the Crosby Still & Nash concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 2013. For their second set that night they played the first album from 1969 from beginning to end. It was a magical evening, sadly now never to be repeated. As for Croz, well he was 81 and probably lucky to live so long after the excesses of the 1960's and 70's, but for those who saw him and remember the great music from the Byrds, Crosby Stills Nash & Young and his long and fruitful collaboration with Graham Nash, it's a sad loss. But the music will live on and is there for younger ears to discover. RIP Jeff and David. (Picture of David Crosby by Christopher Michel - CC Creative Commons Attribution Generic Licence)
New single out now - May 2022
FOREST OF DREAMS
"Loki is a god in Norse mythology who is often simply described as the 'trickster' god..... "
Here's an original song - a collaboration with two Norwegian musician friends from Bergen, with an arrangement by maestro guitarist Adrian Sledmere.
Music - Øystein Farsund, Jan Grov
Lyrics - Shamus Dark
Guitar & keyboards - Adrian Sledmere
Mixing - Ian Mckenzie
PRODUCED by Adrian Sledmere & Shamus Dark
Is Your Figure Less Than Greek.....?
MY FUNNY VALENTINE
For Valentine's Day 2022, here's the first version of the famous Rogers & Hart classic from 2019. The 2021 recording (with a very different arrangement) is on this page too if you scroll down. This video features a galaxy of stars from the golden age of Hollywood - can you name them?
Happy Valentine's Day!
Do Gangsters Drink Milk?
EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME
Life down a World War 2 air raid shelter can have its drawbacks, especially when it comes to fresh milk. Those of a certain age will remember days gone by when the milkman would deliver a pint or two on the doorstep every morning. Of course, it's always possible that someone might come along and steal the white liquid, but surely no-one would be so mean? Gangsters might try, but do gangsters actually drink milk? The answer to this question can be found by watching the video.
Everything Happens To Me composed by Matt Dennis & Tom Adair
Track taken from the album 'Through A Glass Darkly' and available to download or stream everywhere.
Produced and arranged by Pete Millward
Harmonica - Jens Bunge
Guitar - Eugene Pao
Camera - David Whitney