A lovely thing happened to me today: the lyrics from Wasted were used in a linguistics lecture on empathy at Nottingham Uni.
Here it is again, released almost four years ago today.
I’ve been watching a magpie couple build their nest over the last few days, in the same tree as last year. They keep choosing sticks that are too long to fly with, so they have to hop from branch to branch to get them up there. I like their stubbornness. I read that magpies tend to stay near where they were born; it’s comforting to think they might have lived in that tree for years.
It’s a song I wrote a few years ago. I recorded it with the Figureheads but it didn’t come out quite as I’d intended back then. I thought I’d give it another go with Jayson for this gig and I think this works much better. Hope you like it.
As well as the video, we’ve also got a free download for you this Christmas.
Go here to download our live cover of ‘Through December’ by the fantastic Laura Veirs as performed at the Lantern Theatre on 22nd Dec. Jayson Turner from Sootytern joined me on vocals and added some ukelele, Katherine’s on the fiddle and Hannah is playing flute.
There’s a review of the gig over here if you want to know how it all went down.
Here’s our rendition of the Andrews Sisters’ ‘Christmas Island’!
Our friend Joe Binks got most of this one on stage too.
Thanks to everyone who came along to the Lantern Theatre last night, it was a really special night for us. You were all bloomin lovely. Thanks to Sootytern for playing a beautiful set (and especially Jayson who joined us for a few songs too) and a massive thank you to my producer Dave Sanderson who saved Christmas for me by stepping in as soundman half an hour before doors opened.