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This Week’s Theme: Dogs

We’re not really sure why, but somehow we ended up writing about dogs this time-I think it was Dave’s idea. Anyhow, you can listen to them both at http://songassignment.wordpress.com/ and tell us who’s got the best bark. And we’d love it if you dropped us an idea for our next assignments!

Sweets for My Sweet

This week we’ve written about candy-so you can get over your Easter chocolate hangover to the sweeeeet sounds of our favourite edible delights. Many thanks to special guest Little Pebble who came up with the idea and has joined in for this one: http://songassignment.wordpress.com/

SA No. 11-Cover the Song That Was No. 1 on the Day You Were Born

This was a very difficult one for me, as I felt I couldn’t possibly do justice to Spandau Ballet’s original “True”. I did my best and tried to stay with the 80s synth vibe, but discovered there’s no way I can sing like Tony Hadley. If you follow the link, you can listen to my effort and also DM’s “Bright Eyes” by Art Garfunkel. Who knew that we were born with such classics playing in the background?


New Song Assignment-lets paint!

Just a quick note to say that Wednesday has rolled around again and this week we are both on time with our homework! You can listen here:

ps this is by Howard Hodgkin

Looking for new ideas

Does anyone have any ideas for our Song Assignments? So far we’ve covered lullabies, cooking recipes, birds, newspaper articles, buildings , plants and secret places. You can see it’s pretty varied, so if you have any inclination to hear your imaginings put to music, please get in touch here or at http://songassignment.wordpress.com/
Thank you!


Today I spent the morning mixing and polishing up four songs with Dave Millar, who has been instrumental in helping me to record a new demo/EP. I listened to them in the car on the way home below the rumble of the motorway, and I’m really looking forward to putting them up. They’re not quite finished yet, but I hope that they’ll be ready in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, I will leave you with a couple of photos of my “vocal booth”, built from half a gazebo and some duvets, as well as an upright bed. It may not be Abbey Road, but it works.

Yum! another Song Assignment up and ready…

Yes this week it is about making food, so listen after lunch to avoid hunger pangs. Dave has written a sexy little number about making pasta for his friends, while I have composed a Sesame St.-esque ode to baking chocolate cookies. Enjoy! And vote for whichever sounds the most delicious…