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Here is the second song that I wrote in open C after Super Slowmotion and it uses a lot of the same chords. I put a capo on the 3rd fret instead of the 4th and hoped noone would notice. I'm not sure if people actually take Aspirin for headaches, but 'Paracetamol Dick' and 'Ibroprufen Dick' just didn't sound right. I was also considering calling this one 'Ugly Sexy', which is also a good title and is more mum-friendly title but you can't censor art. Sorry our mums!

If I had a real band, instead of just being made out of wood, then this one would be fast and poppy. Essentially the 'Seven Vices' of the album. I like this slow, acoustic, solo version very much, and would keep it for live, solo Disaster-relief type charity appearances, but it would work better with a full band. Right?

I'm particularly happy that I finally managed to get the line "I should grow up, I should behave, I should hunchback back to the dark of my Gorham's Cave" into a song. I've been trying for ages but it never worked with anything. Interesting fact: if you listen very carefully you can hear a cockerel cockerelling in the background.


from Vertical Learning Curve, released June 13, 2020


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