Just starting

The screen door slams…

Hi there.  I’m starting this blog to write about music mostly, but also some literature, maybe some art, and probably quite a lot of sport.  Football and rugby union to the fore.  These are my passions.

A year or so ago, I started writing a book about my musical journey through life.  200 pages in and I’m still working my way through the eighties.  It’s great fun, but painstaking: remembering all the songs, the lyrics, the time I got into them, when they came out.  Thinking of different ways to describe a buzzsaw guitar riff or a plaintive melody.  When I’ve worked out what you can and can’t do about quoting lyrics, I’ll start posting it;  but quite a lot of what I write about on this blog will be prompted by what I’m writing about in the book.

So right now, I’m on The Waterboys, and when they went all Irish with “Fisherman’s Blues”.  A wonderful album, full of tales of longing and regret… and love.  Violins wrapped around the songs, giving them that Celtic rhythm and feel. It helped draw me in to the sounds of Ireland, past and present.

Lots to work out as I’ve never blogged before, but looking forward to imparting my thoughts and hopefully getting some reaction.

About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. I’ve written a novel called “The Decision”, a futuristic political thriller, and first of a trilogy. I’m also the author of a book on music since the 1970s called “ I Was There - A Musical Journey” and a volume of poetry about youth, “Growin’ Up - Snapshots/ Fragments”. All available on Amazon and Kindle.
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