Hello there, welcome to The Fishpie Sky. I am an unknown songwriter with a bunch of unknown songs. That much is certain. What is less certain is whether my songs are actually worth your time listening to. All I can say is I’ve tried to imbue my songs with the attributes I admire so much in the songs of my songwriting heroes; Paul Simon, Ray Davies, Ron Sexsmith, Joni Mitchell, Andy Partridge, Randy Newman, Hoagy Carmichael and the guys who started it all off for me, The Beatles. So hey, put all that together and I’ve gotta be the greatest tunesmith that ever picked up a guitar to write a song, right? Well no, you won’t come to that conclusion. My mum might but you won’t. But, if you like the genre of music my heroes represent, melodic songwriting, unusual and rich chords, smart lyrics on a variety of subjects, you might find a song or three of mine to enjoy. I hope you do anyway. My songs would certainly appreciate being given a listen. They’re so needy. So feel free. Cheers song lovers.
Johnny Rotten I am not
Its 1978, or 1979. Punk has hit the UK, or spat at it at least. Not that I’d noticed at the time. I was still deeply in love with Joni Mitchell and her exotic guitar tunings. So much so, I wrote me a Joni kind of tune, with a bit of Paul Simon and a dab of Tir Na Nog thrown in too. A song about longing of the past and uncertainty about the future.
A love-gone-wrong song
Every songwriter has to write at least one of these. It’s just dawning on the guy in Walk-Out Shoes, a new original song, that he hasn’t been on the ball.
A song about songs
I love songs. I admire songwriters. They are my favourite musical people. The Song’s the Thing is a new original song and a homage to my songwriting heroes.
A song for fellow Gooners
Conflicted by the whole Wenger In Wenger Out debate among Arsenal fans last season, I wrote Red Shirts White Sleeves to reconnect myself with why I love Arsenal, and partly to remind those who have the privilege of owning or running the Club that desire for success needs to come from the top.
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