The Evening Post

Behind “a flagless moon” – #7 in a series

Posted: May 19, 2012

Just stop and imagine for one moment. Imagine that the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans had never been enacted, imagine that two expensive wars had never been started, imagine that the incredibly badly planned and poorly managed increases in spending on the Department of Homeland Security had been better planned and better managed. […]

A teachable moment…

Posted: May 17, 2012

Should you ever need to explain it to someone, this is what a homophobic biggot looks like.  His name is Bob Marshall. "Marshall argued that Thorne-Begland’s past advocacy of gay rights would interfere with his neutrality on the bench, particularly in cases involving homosexuals. “He can be a prosecutor if he wants to, but we […]

“The rich get rich, the poor stay poor, that’s how it goes…and everybody knows” – Leonard Cohen

Posted: May 14, 2012

Well, we do now…  

An overheard conversation…

Posted: May 10, 2012

Man 1: So… Obama's making gay marriage legal. Man 2: Yeah…that's just wrong. Two men? Man 1: Well, he can't win the election now. The tone of this conversation was such that you'd have thought Obama was making gay marriage compulsory for all men rather than living up to one of the "self evident" truths […]

First award for a song from ‘Beneath A Flagless Moon’

Posted: May 10, 2012

A song that is very dear to my heart – Merciful Release – from my new album beneath a flagless moon was just awarded runner-up status in the Song Of The Year awards. You can find out more at songoftheyear.com. Below is what the folks running the show have to say about it… So, here's […]

A high price for my poetry!

Posted: May 8, 2012

I know the Internet is a weird and wonderful place and anything is possible out there. But I just wanted to let anyone thinking of buying my poetry (something I would love you all to do!) that they should NOT get it through AbeBooks.co.uk. I'm happy that they rate my book four out of five […]

A song I’m working on…

Posted: May 5, 2012

I have the words but no tune yet. But I know one thing for sure, it's one of those songs where I begin with the chorus. A bit like When All Else Fails off Raised In Vain. AND SO THE HEART And so the heart confesses that it never really knew exactly what it wanted […]

Contradiction – a Republican speciality

Posted: May 4, 2012

“No he cannot beat Obama because his policy is the basis for Obamacare. The signature issue of Obama is Obamacare. You can’t have a candidate who has given the blue print for Obamacare. It’s too identical. It’s not going to happen.” – Michelle Bachmann on Mitt Romney “new vision of prosperity and liberty.” – Same […]

GM…all the class of Wall Street!

Posted: May 4, 2012

It is now official, American business has been taken over by morons! In today's New York Times the head of General Motors complains about the 26% ownership that the US government still has in his once-dying company. It seems, just like the Wall Street banks after the government had to bail them out, GM knows […]

99% revisited

Posted: May 2, 2012

Now we know that President Obama will be facing Mitt Romney in November's election I thought I'd repost this video of a song I wrote a while ago. As usual in our too-fast world, what started as Occupy Wall Street has faded from the news. Although I like to think the idea the movement introduced […]

Behind “a flagless moon” – #6 in a series

Posted: April 28, 2012

From time to time I will post pieces like this that will examine the ideas and motivations behind the songs on my new album beneath a flagless moon.   THIS CRAZY WORLD The initial spark that led me to create this song, I think, was taking in all that is happening politically in America right now. […]

My latest favorite comment @Jango

Posted: April 26, 2012

"Great tune, can't put my finger on a voice but Tom Petty X'd with Bob Dylan = Great!!!"

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