Song for January: “Promised Land”

I pull the mic into position, transform my laptop into a fire hazard by muffling the fan with a blanket, and click “record”. A police siren immediately starts up directly beneath my window. I wait until it Dopplers into the distance, then try again. Halfway through a flawless vocal take there’s a sudden shout from…

An Introduction.

Standing at the beginning of the new year, I looked back and realised I’d very little to show for the one just passed. Life, as we are continually reminded, is short. I’d like to leave behind more than just a couple of angsty teenaged recordings when I go. And so this year I’ve set myself…