LONG LIVE THE DEAD SONGWRITER
I have been much preoccupied of late but I was awoken from my reverie by the arrival of the wonderful film below – another made by George and Monica of Giant Squid Eye. As ever, I’m flattered and quite bowled over by the opportunity to collaborate with such wonderful artists. I’m sure I’m using up all my good Karma but in the meantime I remain astounded and grateful.
Speaking of collaborations, attentive US readers of the credits for the song (‘Kix’ from The Real Tuesday Weld album ‘The London Book of the Dead’*) might notice that it is attributed to myself and a certain deceased star of the Great American Songwriting Tradition. It may not be obvious why to some – but personally it feels as if I have realised a once-thought impossible dream.
Yes, that’s right – I have co-written a song with Cole Porter.
I do hope he wouldn’t mind..
The year is already tripping on – faster and faster it goes – but there is a lot to tell and I hope to be here more often from this time onward.
*The album, along with ‘The Clerkenwell Kid Live at the End of the World’, will be released by Six Degrees throughout the rest of the world and in the UK by the new boutique label ‘Antique Beat” in Summer.