Songwriters, at times, have to write songs they'd rather wish they didn't have to, but feel compelled to. This is most definitely one of those! Early-on re the 'WAR' in Ukraine (which only started 24 Feb 2022), and struck by the brutality of it all, reminded me of a Scots folk song I cover time to time; Glencoe (The Massacre Of) by Jim McLean. Hence, the lyrical concept evolved. Thankfully (arguably), Jim didn't respond to my permission request, to use his tune, thereby I was forced to write my own.
Few of us in the West can truly understand what's behind this awful situation; steroid paranoia of Democracy, fear of loosing control at home, some genuine hankering after some historic 'injustice', and restoration. Probably an unhealthy mix of all that & more. Absolutely no comfort to the MANY men, women, and children assaulted, wounded, displaced, & killed the name of 'a special military operation'. For which, MANY Russians have no realistic concept re the devastation, destruction and death inflicted on their kindred neighbours, thus far too many SADLY support. 😞
While those 'few' who do OBJECT, even in the slightest, face severe punishment & imprisonment. WE therefore, must do all we can in support & respect of our hard-earned 'Freedom' and STAND with those who face losing theirs! Needless to say, I've been extremely moved & hence motivated by what I've seen... and hopefully reasonably articulated herein. Cheers! 💔 tphx
2 New Originals: Divine & Promises
Nothing written in 2020; 'twas enough just to raise my game, hone my 200+ Rep, & go busking 128 dry days! Now Plucky's Worthy Originals is 28; adding Divine (Heaven's Way), & Promises (my first co-write/collab'). Enjoy! 🤗
Both av. on the Web page: HD YouTube 8 Alternatively, subscribe to Plucky's YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC7b4mHOvowYDY0wOqdc-eqg Now entering my Ninth Year in music, I've launched a targeted campaign to officially produce, record, & release something; with an audacious target to CHART before my Tenth! IF you want to support this plucky endeavour, please consider the following link: www.paypal.com/paypalme/goPlucky My ring-fenced production fund. Cheers! 💖 tphx
With such a prolonged period of wet, windy, and stormy weather late autumn & winter, I made a concerted effort to successfully breach 200 songs in my Full Gigging Repertoire; av. on my WebSite, LemonRock, & Facebook. Hope I get opportunities to perform again!
Apocalyptic Pause is Plucky's Worthy Original No. 26! Written in Nov. See how lyrically prophetic the song turned out to be, when related to what's befallen us in light of the Global COVID-19 pandemic. RAP with full Lyrics available in YouTube info. and Closed Caption (CC). Troubled times indeed - stay safe! Plucky 💖 tphx
All 25 of Plucky's Worthy Originals have been added here, c/w internal Pg. links to view YouTube videos within my Website. OR subscribe to Plucky's YT Channel <--. Every vid has captions/subs, and most have a unique song-related backdrop. So you can find your favourites easily enough. Check 'em out!
This pic is from Easter's Sat gig @ IntuUK shopping centre in Milton Keynes where I performed with Full PA. You can tell by my game-face, Plucky means business! 'Twas a fabulous day, superb having so many kind & generous locals stop a while enjoying a slice of my 4+ hr. non-stop live performance of Originals & Covers. Relaxing in the sunshine within the circle around me; in deckchairs Intu had laid-on, sat on the walling, or on the AstroTurf eating pizza! Just chillin', while the non-stop river of life streamed on by, going about it's business through the malls. Just PERFECT! tphx
3 videos uploaded to YouTube in April: Drovers' Roads; my 3rd, is a tribute to Highlander & local legend Cameron Ormiston, who's sister married a Newfie. Here, I'm wearing the sweater my father brought me, from a fabulous holiday he spent with his best friend Cam; meeting family & friends there!
Hurts To Say Goodbye; is Plucky's 1st attempt at songwriting, and mother's requested I play it at her funeral. It could equally apply to Cam given our loss, but just as he would've been 89, on 7th April, another old friend, Ronnie Gall, passed away aged 89 the very day I published it on 17 Apr.
Die Tryin' (drop the 'gees'); my 24th, was published & dedicated to my mother on her 78th birthday, 26 Apr. SHINDIG, song 25, is very different, but going down very well! There's plenty more to follow. To view, or subscribe: Plucky's YouTube Channel Cheers! tphx
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