Spy in the Library



Last week I was trying to figure out how to play Bob Marley’s Redemption song, when this riff came to me. I worked on it for some days, filling in the blanks quite fast. Thanks to @progrockdan for comments on an earlier version.
Dedicated to the librarians past present and future.

Spy in the library

Expecting to be instructed
as soon as I cover my tracks
I didn’t do it for the money
only aimed for balance and checks

As this rain keeps on falling,
It feels like the sun won’t come back,
through this window of opportunity:
The light seeps through the crack.

Tonight I am the spy
In the library.
I’ll keep watching
from the hollow tree.

You know where I am coming from
and also where I am going to,
back to the holo deck, in the harbour town,
I’ll be waiting on you.

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Oronsay ( 11th Song of the Sea)

Mark J. Bennett – backing vocals and lyrics
Dan Lockhart – guitar, bass, chords
Dick Vestdijk – vocals, lyrics, other instruments.


was it love of sailing
or fear of flying
you took this ship
the man who fell to earth

On the Oronsay
to the rise and fall

Was it stardust
quicksand from which
dreams are woven
or fear of losing
your wits
the man who sold the world

was it a way
in your eyes
or in the papers

On the Oronsay
to the rise and fall

did you dine
at the captain’s table
across the pacific
and follow the sun
come back again
to where you begun

as a Blackstar

On the Oronsay
to the rise and fall

More information on Bowie’s sailing travels : http://cruiselinehistory.com/david-bowie-with-a-fear-flying-sailed-on-many-liners-and-cruise-ships/

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– published on March 30th 2016. The title comes from the book Linked : the new science of networks by Albert-László Barabási, Cambridge MA : Perseus publishing, 2002.

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New collaborations: After the music, Rock the Cradle & Mackie Messer

Had to pleasure to work with Crasue from Mexico on “After the music”,
Alan Ingall (Newshoe) on “Rock the Cradle” and “Mackie Messer” with Fingerstyle_guitar.
You can hear these tracks here:




The song Mack the Knife / Mackie Messer is actually called “Die Moritat von Mackie Messer” from the famous Die Dreigroschenoper, Three Penny Opera by Kurt Weill and Bertholt Brecht (1928).

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Brendan’s brother

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2 instrumentals – featuring my precisou fender Stratocaster

On Mixcloud. Comments welcome.

Free VST’s used for the synthparts in Cubase

Wollo Voyager
Wollo beat
by Erik Wøllo http://www.wollo.com/vst.htm

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20/02/2016 – Bentcousin-Widening the Vision (2016)

Glad to see this fine review on the Bent Cousin Album


Bentcousin’s self-titled album perfectly conjures up the love, loss and redemption that defines our collectives youths

“You’re not supposed to like Bentcousin” says the sticker on Bentcousin’s new self-titled album. At first this seems off putting but after its contents have started playing you realise that there isn’t really much not to like from the Twins Murray. Amelia and Patrick stories of love, rejection and redemption, might only last a meagre thirty five minutes, but there isn’t much chaff here.

Fuck the Queen opens the album in fine form. Despite the title it’s not really a scathing attack on Old Liz, nor a-decry for the monarchy to be ripped down. Musically it takes a melody indie pop route and is a rather sweet ditty about young love. Now before I get into this there are a lot of smart lyrics in this song, but the one that resonated most is…

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