Please be with me for ever more,
I don't want to close the door.
In the darkness, the air is still,
broken silence, like bird's song shrill.
(Chorus) Feels like sunshine,
tastes like sugar,
sounds like thunder,
'cross the water,
the rain is washing my drowning sorrow,
the bell is tolling across the river.
A rainbow painted into the sky,
air like a tower, feel the spirits slide.
A scent of Autumn, smell of decay,
The Moon relfecting my final wave.
High and dry, above, deep inside, to The Earth I sacrifice,
deep into the soil my spirit slides, to The Earth I sacrifice.
The bell is tolling, tolling, tolling, tolling. (Copyright J.Tarplee All rights reserved.)
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Monday, January 02, 2012
Guitars I intend to gig with in 2012; on the floor we have (L-R) a Bose acoustic folk & Ashton Joey [mini-acoustic for impromptu sessions etc], back row (L-R) Mirage custom [similar to a Schecter with powerful humbucker pickups], Tokai Goldstar Strat, Roberts Firebird and Ashton Classical. The Tokai Goldstar is a new addition to me, an early 80s model I found in The Rhythm House in Stoke .I tried it having heard good things about these guitars from a friend & fellow guitarist, Derek (who also sold me the lovely Firebird) and following this up with investigating some online reviews. I also tried, for comparative purposes, a U.S. Fender Strat which was 6 times the price but didn't sound as good to me!
One more thing, for now; Here's a new youtube posting of a live track I did as part of a live radio session a while ago.