Having said all there is to say about songs from the one remaining soul from the lost days of last centuries quelled rebellion and poetic wonder recorded these songs in a fit of junkyard passion feeling white complete, while Gasoline and Fixable slept, in a disused railway carriage at the rear of the house, in one day, or days to that effect and with one guitar, various harmonicas and the redemption train. The sort of music that starts out as a comic assault on the cerebral and feels like having dangled feet over train stations edge hoping the train don’t come. The train don’t come all right but the music plays like the farmers wife, the misplaced television announcer, the shouting cow. The take on the blues is the redemption train’s utilisation of the instruments of the current and the past like cyclones slap and redemptions promise to trade gauntlet for pen, pick it up to write and put it down again and to make various and obvious demands that make you feel, for the moment, that you’re in the right place. The right place is just what it is and don’t think otherwise. Don’t think otherwise either that or take your place amongst the greats and ponder. Not necessarily comfortable, anyone can be comfortable. Like having a picnic on a runway. To quote a man who once rode a train… The gilded virtue that makes the sparrow sing that wades through waters to mightiest brough and spring The lifting wind it craves its owners right and flies away to leave the wasted night.

Letter You Wrote

by Stephen Newman | The Lifestyle You Ordered has been Delayed

Great Australian Dream

by Stephen Newman | The Lifestyle You Ordered has been Delayed

Guess I'm Doing Fine

by Stephen Newman | The Lifestyle You Ordered has been Delayed

Peace in the Middle East

by Stephen Newman | The Lifestyle You Ordered has been Delayed

Wisdom Cries in the Street

by Stephen Newman | The Lifestyle You Ordered has been Delayed

Better Days

by Stephen Newman | The Lifestyle You Ordered has been Delayed

Everything's Going to be All Right

by Stephen Newman | The Lifestyle You Ordered has been Delayed

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to new Brain Tumour Posts

Kia Ora. Sorry for the interruption but if you type your name and email address in the fields provided you'll receive my latest brain tumour scribblings as soon as they roll off the press. What could be better, other than good coffee in the morning, comfortable non-slip gumboots, peace in the Middle East, politicians who don't govern out of self-interest and a cure for all types of diseases, including, but by no means limited to, brain cancer.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Subscribe to Patient Perspective updates

Join our mailing list to receive the latest Patient Perspective news, updates and reports.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Subscribe to Brain Tumour Posts

Join my mailing list to receive the latest brain tumour posts.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Subscribe to new Brain Tumour Posts

Kia Ora. Sorry for the interruption but if you type your name and email address in the fields provided you'll receive my latest brain tumour scribblings as soon as they roll off the press, so to speak. What could be better, other than good coffee in the morning, comfortable non-slip gumboots, peace in the Middle East, having politicians who don't govern out of self-interest and a cure for all types of diseases, including, but by no means limited to, brain cancer.

You have Successfully Subscribed!