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Author: Glenn

New Car

Forgot to mention – as of last Thursday I have a new car. New as in brand new. A Dacia Sandero Ambiance TCe90. It’s a small car, but has a pretty large boot and is perfect for me and my needs. Hopefully this new car will also be followed, this year, by a new home. The hunt for my new home has...

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2 New Songs

For the last couple of weeks I have been working on a song – inspired by something surprising I saw online. I won’t say too much more about it until it’s released. Last night, though, as I worked on that song, another idea came to mind and now there are 2 songs on the go! That’s good, because I always intended to produce another two songs to release alongside my finished track “Miles Apart.” The plan is to eventually create an album. I have an album title in mind, one which I have had for over 20 years, and I will...

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Production of Song

I wrote a song last year – the first one for 20 years, in fact. But it lay fallow for 10 months or so while I was busy with other parts of my life. I’ve recently revisited this new track and begun the process of producing it via GarageBand on my iMac. It’s going well. The track – titled “Miles Apart” is a very personal song, which was originally written and conceived as an acoustic guitar based track. But since getting it onto a computer “Miles Apart” has transformed into something else entirely. It has the same lyrics and...

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2 Years of Songs: No 21 – “​Perfect Heaven Space”

“Perfect Heaven Space” The Boy With No Name, Travis “Perfect Heaven Space,” another track from Travis, came along in the same way as the others – discovered during the last year’s free trial of Apple Music. I really like the piano arrangement and the sentiment of the song. In my perfect heaven space there’s a picture of you. To think of all the time I’ve wasted not looking at you. I can find no official video, so this YouTube video will do. It’s a mysterious song – I’m not sure what it’s about. But it’s lovely to hear unexpectedly mid-playlist – which it has many times over the past 6 months or...

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Closer At Boomerang

I’m sat in Boomerang in Melksham watching my girls enjoy a party… on comes the song “Closer”, one of my songs of the last 2 years. A lovely coincidence. I have happy memories of Boomerang. Today is no exception. The children are having a wonderful time. Seeing them enjoy themselves so much makes me feel a little better...

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2 Years of Songs: No 20 – “​Be My Downfall”

“Be My Downfall”Change Everything, Del Amitri This song doesn’t just encapsulate a lot of the last 2 years of my life, it also has been there – like many Dels songs – every day since 1992. A great track from an excellent album, Change Everything. It’s a staple of my playlists. And, of course, lyrically it seems pertinent. This live version is incredible, especially the way Justin Currie weaves in an entirely different song – “Drowned On Dry Land” – into the middle of it....

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The Future’s Not Set

I stole a line from Terminator 2 for the title of this post because it’s apt – I’m writing about the future. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. But the truth is that no amount of thinking can change what’s going to come. Only action can do that – and even then only to a degree. I really don’t know where my life is headed, or in which direction fate will take me. I guess I should remember another part from that Terminator 2 quote: “There’s no fate but what we make for ourselves.” That’s true in...

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Being Kind

Today I have been reacquainting myself with Nanny Moore’s Law. Even if I don’t feel good inside there’s no reason not to be kind to others. So, that’s what I’ve been doing today – trying to follow Nan’s wisdom. She’s another woman I miss. RIP Nan. And thank you for helping me to come to my senses, even from beyond the grave. Photo by...

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Whitehall Revisited and A New Song

This afternoon I went to Whitehall garden centre. I wanted to have a look at the toy section because they often have unusual toys there and I wanted something for my eldest daughter, Grace, who turns 8 next week. I also was looking for a couple of items for the garden that I had seen on sale last year. I have to admit that it was strange going there. I’ve not been to Whitehall since November 2015 – a visit which holds sad memories for me. But it is a lovely place to visit on a beautiful day. I...

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De-stressing

It’s been an interesting day. Good, but stressful in parts. This is when I’m happy that I have the gym to go to. I will push myself to the limit to work off some of my stress and frustration. An hour where I’m not thinking, just in the zone. So. Tonight. 7pm. Gym, I’m coming to get you.Photo by...

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