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
A second, equally tough year for me, the music scene, and hospitality, but we survived, and welcome 2022, hopeful as ever - despite many life knocks! And here's one of my highlights from 2021, after encountering a London Film Student in Bletchley, Milton Keynes. Added to my New Channel Playlist, I've called "Plucky's Documentaries & Interviews", & av. on Web Page HD YT 9.
Quarterly Blog Update on LemonRock as ever, proffers more detail, but I delightfully secured & concluded my year with a NYE Gig @ 'Three Fyshes Restaurant & Bar,' Turvey, Beds. Despite Omicron & Gov Measures nearly forcing it to be pulled - due to many cancellations! However, we all made compromises to 'get it away', and I did my best to Entertain those who braved 'the backdrop'; playing non-stop 4 & 1/2 hrs! A new Plucky record! 💖 tphx
An extra special Worthy Original, celebrating an extraordinary & exciting journey! 'Adventure (Land O' Discovery)' song 29; Nine years of Plucky Public Performance 29May2012 to 29May2021. Arguably one of my best! 😁 Happy Anniversary me. 🥂 Enjoy!
Building on Plucky's busiest year for LIVE performance to-date, completing 150 BUSKING sessions in my last financial year. Paying the bills with this guitar, a reasonable vocal, and a positively motivated sunny disposition! Join me on this voyage of discovery, subscribe to My YT Channel &/or tap into Plucky's Worthy Originals playlist for more! Alt., follow Plucky on LemonRock for Blogs, Gigs, and view the latest 3 video uploads! 💖 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
More of Plucky's Worthy Originals added to my YouTube Channel & this Website: Alive In Me, Black Matching Tie, Folk Songs I Adore, Rewarding Stage, Forgive - Forget, and I Hydeleigh (Now I'm Home). Perhaps you could Subscribe! ;)
Sat 16Jun GIG at The Bald Buzzard Micropub in LB, BUCKS. And another TBC in BEDS Sat 30Jun. Keep informed of future Events & details via LemonRock or Facebook. Here's to a fabulous summer of Live Music, Refreshment, & warm sunshine! Enjoy!! Cheers! Plucky - tphx
Plucky's Channel now has more than 10 HD videos published on YouTube, and vision is growing for this medium, therefore I'm targeting more subscribers; 100+ by 2019. IT COULD BE YOU !! ;)
Recent uploads to Plucky's Worthy Originals: The Stingy Scotsman; Haggis Reggae; Alive In Me (1st garden performance - hear those sheep!); Black Matching Tie. WITH Folks Songs I Adore, to be published soon, recorded with a beautifully framed foreground spread.
AND THERE'S MORE... plenty more to follow; special covers, LIVE performances, Comedy & Innovative ideas. I don't want you to miss-out because Facebook prevented them being shared on your timeline. Once ALL 25 originals are uploaded, The Plucky Haggis aims to publish something monthly. I'd be delighted to have you. Cheers! tphx
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