Let’s begin with a little expectation management. Most of my time this week has gone into making a new live video for you in between reading articles about the war in Ukraine. On the plus side that means I’m feeling a deep love and empathy for my fellow humans right now and the video is good (I think), maybe even very good, though you’ll have to make your own mind up on that one, I don’t pour your cereal1.
But it does mean I’ve had less time to write these words so they may not dance off the page with an incandescent beauty. Expect more of a weak hobble with a dim glove-box-light adequacy.
For those not in possession of my top-secret JMFLEN weekly planner, this is the second of 12 live videos presenting songs from my new album. The first was Keep Me Around.
This month - Asking For A Friend.
What if your best amounts to nothing
Nothing much at all
I’m only asking for a friend
Many of us have moments of holding it together while secretly hiding the cracks, pretending we know what we’re doing when we really don’t. As a phrase, this one seemed to have a nook I could stick my crowbar into. It took a little wiggling, but I think I cracked it open. The album version is a peach too.
I do some very embarrassing solo faces at around 2:51. Well worth a watch for that alone.
But what do you think?
Leave a comment or question if you have one. All are welcome, regardless of their candescence. And look after each other out there.
Last week’s open thread about songs you’re listening to
I enjoyed many of your suggestions immensely. Others less so, but ain’t that music for you? Why not give the wheel of chance a spin yourself? You might fall in love. Thank you to everyone who contributed, let’s do it again sometime.
To be honest even people whose cereal I do pour seem to make up their own mind about what music they like.