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Sonny: Journal

Composing Thoughts

Posted on May 24, 2014

Beautiful days of sunshine. Wandering in fields, into bluebell woods, hiding in rhododendron groves of sweet scent, and under shady trees with their boughs low to make the perfect seat. Hermitage upstairs room, with nobody to disturb the creative flow. No unnecessary objects, except the essentials. Acoustic guitar, lyric sheets, notebook for thoughts, ink pen, digital recorder, Patti Smith book, MP3 player with the appropriate music for the week.

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Lake Thoughts

Posted on December 29, 2013

When you begin to unpack your bag on holiday, those strange butterflies begin to calm themselves; the journey from home to destination is always slightly tense, as you're often worried about missing trains, whether you'll find room for luggage or if the seat you've reserved will be pleasant. Also, the simple act of leaving familiar surroundings behind. So now you've reached your destination, you can breathe. It was raining when I arrived in Windermere; I took a taxi to the guest house as my bags were becoming a burden. Traveling light never really happens, especially with a Polaroid Land camera, film and other essentials.

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Thoughts On A Bluebell Wood

Posted on May 18, 2013

Sometimes, removing yourself from your present surroundings, can give you a sense of clarity which perhaps you might not reach when the brain is so congested by familiar spaces, people and sounds. I took myself to a quiet place which always has a positive effect on me when I go there; in previous years it has provided me with inspiration for my work, as well as enquiry into myself which at this time is very much needed.

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Thoughts On A Blue Guitar

Posted on February 24, 2013

About a fortnight ago I bought my new acoustic guitar. Here is a picture. I bought it from Hanks in Denmark Street, and the man gave me a case for free which is lined with black velvet. This guitar is in a 1940's parlour style, and has a solid North American spruce top, with mahogany back and sides.

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The London Notebook

Posted on February 20, 2012

The London Notebook

I wanted something special to record thoughts, sketches, potential lyrics and ideas for what I hope to be my third album. So I have made myself a notebook. It is an amateur attempt at bookbinding...

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