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Sunday Spotlight: Weapon of Mass Seduction

November 29th, 2009 No comments

WMD are back in the news again, like a synthpop band (War-mongering Manoeuvres in the Dark?) from the Cold War days reforming for a comeback tour and a new album for the twenty-first century. Under the spotlight this week is a song that takes a lot of the language of the current Gulf War and reclaims it in the language of love. Like swords into ploughshares – killing words into loving words.

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Sunday Spotlight: Napoleon’s Nose

October 24th, 2009 1 comment

In the spotlight this week is a song I wrote in my student days in 1987. Napoleon’s Nose was a deliberate attempt to add a “happy” song to my repertoire. Many people complained that I always seemed to be singing sad songs. Maybe learning Dick Gaughan’s A Different Kind of Love Song would have been a more appropriate response, as the sad songs are the best, aren’t they? But secretly I longed to sing the odd happy love song and I also thought it would be nice to have a happy song that was a celebration of my home town, Belfast, in some way. And so, Napoleon’s Nose was born.

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Napoleon's Nose / McArt's Fort / Cave Hill / Ben Madigan, Belfast

Napoleon’s Nose / McArt’s Fort / Cave Hill / Ben Madigan, Belfast

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Things I Do Since I Took Up With You

June 18th, 2009 6 comments

Following a pleasant exchange of Tweets last night, @kenarmstrong1 pointed me to some lyrics he had written. Not that accustomed to such collaborations, I printed out his lyrics and took up the challenge today. Fortunately the first idea I tried seemed to fit okay….I think. What do you reckon?

It was a pleasure to try out my new Samson USB microphone – worked a treat straight out of the box. The guitar I’m playing is my son’s 3/4 size classical.

Lyrics: Ken Armstrong, Music: Gerry Mulvenna

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Blind and Deaf Blues

January 13th, 2009 No comments

Recorded at Shay’s Studio, April 2005

My woman don’t want my kisses
My woman don’t want my hand
My woman don’t want my kisses
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Something Special

January 13th, 2009 No comments

Recorded at Shay’s Studio, April 2005

Well I’ve known you for a while
I always liked the way you do things
Your energy and your smile
Being near you always soothed me.

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Weapon of Mass Seduction

December 10th, 2008 No comments

Recorded at Shay’s Studio, April 2005

You are a weapon of mass seduction.
Please let me inspect you tonight.
You are a weapon of mass seduction.
I want to inspect you tonight.

In shock and awe, I’ve been reeling for days.
Your beautiful eyes were like laser guiding rays.
In shock and awe, now I’m feeling the pain.
All this searching for contact, leaves me sad ‘n’ insane.

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