14 October 2013
Levitation - A song from my past
In all the excitement of preparing for this life-time adventure I completely forgot that just prior to my departure from the UK I was offered the chance to record one of my many songs by a complete stranger in Swaffham Bulbeck! Well, he was actually the local postman and I had seen him delivering letters, but we had never actually met. That was until I plucked up the courage to do something I had never done before and sing at an open mic night in the only pub in this sleepy little village. Thank you for the encouragement Dominika :) So, the postman (whose guitar I had borrowed) heard my song and immediately insisted that I come and record it in his local studio. How could I refuse such a wonderful flow of energy?
The song itself is an old one, written around 2006 for a porn star girlfriend I loved very much. Our relationship however provided much in the way of drama and left me rather broken. Who would have known it?
The reference to levitation takes me back to my early days of magic:
'Levitation is easier to crack than love it seems'
From an early age I was able to master the complexities of magic tricks, yet the subject of love remained a complete mystery to me, despite having studied it at length! The immediacy and intensity of my love for the women in my life at that time was rarely reciprocated.
Since then I have come to understand that my relationships with women will rarely fit into a box that can be labelled as traditional. But that's okay!
And the most liberating kind of love is the kind which expects nothing in return.