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Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas to all my readers! My gifts to you for Xmas 2013 are exclusive previews of two new songs by my wonderfully talented daughter, Lisa: Judgement Day [audio:http://speedofdarkblog.com/audio/judgement_day.mp3] In A Mother’s Eyes [audio:http://speedofdarkblog.com/audio/in_a_mothers_eyes.mp3]

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Talking to Billie Holiday

It’s now well over 50 years since the passing of American singer and songwriter Billie Holiday. Last night at Norden Farm, Maidenhead, my talented daughter, Lisa, and acoustic guitar maestro Andy Mathewson performed their own composition entitled “Talking To Billie … Continue reading

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Make a list this Christmas

Heinz Frozen UK has announced that ‘Fairytale Of New York’ by The Pogues (featuring Kirsty MacColl) is the nations’ “favourite Christmas song to cook to”. The song, first released in 1987 , is also top of the list as far as drivers … Continue reading

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Problems caused and solved by alcohol!

So the Royal College of Psychiatrists has issued a report recommending that the safe limits for drinking alcohol by older people should be drastically cut. Yet another unwarranted intrusion into our lives by the nanny state. Hardly a day goes … Continue reading

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Sand Creek (the song)

Here’s another Speed Of Dark composition. Piano and vocals by my daughter, Lisa. The song was written from the perspective of Black Kettle on the evening before the atrocity.

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Georgia On My Mind

Hoagy Carmichael’s ‘Georgia On My Mind’ (a hit for Ray Charles). Performed here by Lisa Winship and Andrew Mathewson at The Farm Unplugged, Norden Farm, Maidenhead, Berkshire on Friday 25 March 2011.

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Did We Shoot Them All Down?

In honour of MLK Day tomorrow (the 17th), here’s a song my talented daughter, Lisa, composed when she was just 15: He advocated a simple lifeAnd wore khadi day and nightGod is not on one man’s sideAn eye for an … Continue reading

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Did we shoot them all down?

When Vietnam burned he saw redClashed with Nixon from his bedHe said “imagine there’s no country”Urged the world to give peace a chance To mark the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder: Did we shoot them all down? He advocated a simple … Continue reading

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Music is what feelings sound like

Leaving Our Flag Behind by Lisa Winship

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