I’ve been a bit quiet lately, and I can’t believe it’s May already and nearly June! Here’s a little morsel of music for you.
Who Knows Where the Time Goes – Sandy Denny
This is my version of a song I’ve had in my mind for a while. I’ve been a little bit obsessive with it, so I thought I’d be able to get it out of my system with a recording. It’s a simple acoustic home recording – it was tempting to try and make it “perfect” but I kept losing something, so this is just super simple, and a little imperfect. But that’s ok.
There have been loads of versions of this song, but I came across it from Eva Cassidy’s version, which I have loved for a long time. I only recently realised that I didn’t know much about the original, and Sandy Denny, who wrote it, and after a bit of youtubing her I was even more obsessed.
I hope you like it.
PS – I just found out the other day that “Letter from Home” is available for streaming on spotify – if you use spotify, the green icon on the left will take you to it, if you fancy a listen to my older stuff.
I’m not sure what levels of festivity are currently being recorded where you are, but the lights and things are definitely coming out in full force around here (not to mention the snow!). I think that makes it about time to share a little something with you.
Something about listening to Kate Bush’s “50 Words for Snow” sent me on a bit of a nostalgia rush to ‘The Snowman’. Not so that I could have my way with him like Kate does (it only ends in tears), but in a proper kiddie winter nostalgia way. I got the video up on YouTube, had a listen to Peter Auty and watched the amazing flight scene again for the first time in years, went to make dinner, and had the song in my head for the rest of the evening. So I picked up my guitar, and this happened. It was a bit of a whim, but here you go, something for the festive season :o)
Words and music: Howard Blake
From Raymond Briggs’ “The Snowman”
Arranged, performed and recorded by Anne-Marie Sanderson
By the way, if you’re not sure which snowman I’m banging on about, it’s this one. Isn’t he lovely?!