In the midst of sadness I had a bit of fun.

I’ve been a fan of the band JAMES since the early 90’s and was fortunate to see them play live at Supersport Park in Centurion in 2000. On the Best Of (James) album it is impossible to find a weak track, with one of my favourites being Runaground.

So an attempt was made to cover it and make a simple little music video. All DIY. From recording to mixing and filming to post editing. It struck me how fortunate musicians are to live in this era. Yes, the music business is on it’s knees but unlike before with record companies and record deals there is absolutely nothing holding you back from writing a song, recording and mixing it and then film a video for it and post it online. THAT is real power. The only thing that might hold you back is creativity.

So after this exercise I’m setting myself a goal to do just that with an original song I wrote yesterday. Look out for it in the coming weeks. Until then, with compliments from me, Runaground. Cracking song.


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