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23/09/2019

It has become conventional wisdom that we are in the middle of a political realignment in the UK, and the sight of the two major parties tearing themselves apart over Brexit does rather reinforce that impression. But incorrect application of this conventional wisdom ca...

22/12/2014

There is one set of words that I wrote a tune for yesterday that are so strong that I wanted to devote a post to them alone. They are called 'The Bold Recruit' and I reproduce them below.

 

See the ribbons gaily streaming!

I'm a soldier now Lisette,

And of battle I am drea...

22/12/2014

I started today with five songs left to go, and one other one that I wanted to replace. Six songs later and I am finished with phase one of the project. Thirty six songs written, sets of six songs (one in each of the first six modes) starting from each of the notes C,...

19/12/2014

It is quite a shock, having spent all of my musical life in the landscape of the major and minor keys, to realise that they are only part of the picture.

The way to get in to that wider landscape is reasonably easy. The best way to start is to consider the C major scale...

18/12/2014

I only picked up the guitar to have a little fiddle but I ended up writing three tunes. Finished off the Phrygian set with the final piece beginning on C, which (the structure dictates) was to be on the theme of Sailors/Soldiers. A new set of lyrics that I printed out...

17/12/2014

Half way through the writing process for the Hex Project. Well, twenty one songs in to be exact, but quite possible that some songs will be replaced before the end. Complete set of six in what I call mode 1 (Ionian), ie the major scale, and mode 2 (Dorian), only one to...

09/12/2014

Hex A bit of work this afternoon on the structure for the Hex Project. I wanted to firm this up before I get too far on with writing some of the songs. I have already written 14 out of the 36 which are determined by the structure, and it was time to decide how seriousl...

19/11/2014

If evolution is true, then life is meaningless

Life is not meaningless

Therefore evolution is not true

 

I read this little argument in a pamphlet handed out by a Baptist preacher on the streets of Abingdon. He had a fairly large wooden stand to display his wares, and he w...

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