Sunday, 22 November 2009

By the Sea

A song for TFE's on-going poteen party. Since it's a bit of fun, I couldn't resist overdoing the sound effects a bit...

By the Sea by Dominic Rivron


Rachel Fox said...

I LOVE it!

I live by the sea now (hurray!) but haven't always. When we lived in the middle of the country a big photo taken by a friend had to do (and keep me sane). I wrote a little poem about it (years ago) and whilst I don't normally put poems in comments boxes (it seems presumptious) I thought you might not mind today. It's only short.

Flat good

I have a picture
Of the sea
It has a calming
Effect on me
This is no small feat
Not small at all
For one so flat
And hung on a wall

RF 2005

Now, back to the singing! Wanna be in a band!


Dominic Rivron said...

Pleased you like it.

Thanks for sharing the poem!

I vacillate between wanting to be in a band and thinking - do I want to go there? I'm not involved in anything serious at the moment and feel I do music so much -all day- that I don't fancy gigging in the evening.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Fantastic - you are going from strength to strength with this - mind you do not go overboard without a lifebelt.
If you are passing, call in and give the puddings a stir!

Rachel Fox said...

I wish you lived closer. I'd make you come out and play and sing with me!
Not having a lot of musical talent myself I always think that people who do are just plain selfish if they don't share it with the rest of us. Really I do think that.

the watercats said...

what a perfect little ditty:-) our favourite kind, and perfect for the poteen partay.. we were going to join in, but, well, our heads are full of snot, ron snapped his resonator (again) and we're not feeling the most sparkly, lol!

Alan Burnett said...

Wonderful. I was by the sea only a few days ago - before the rain set it - and it transported me back.

Niamh B said...

That's a classic, lovely stuff

John Hayes said...

Wonderful song--I really like this. & perfect for a poteen party I'm sure, as long as none of the revelers fell in the sea.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Nice one Dominic,it's keeping the party going.YEE-HAWW!!



Dominic Rivron said...

WG: Listening again, I picture myself stood in the surf in my wellies. Trouble is, if you don't watch it, the water comes over the top. That's the advantage of sound effects.

RF: Yes. That would be great. Have considered emigrating up there several times in my life. I'm thinking of online ways to get together musically with people, too.

watercats: Pleased you like it. Feel free to "cover" it if you like! I don't get out gigging and it would be great to think of it getting an airing.

Alan, Niamh, TFE, King of the Camels: Thanks for these comments, people.

John: Please you like it. Feel free to have a go! The second verse is as "english" (buckets, spades, rock and dirty postcards) as blues is american, but it would sound great with a banjo.

Sandra Leigh said...

What a happy song, Dominic. I'll be humming it all day. Perfect party song, isn't it?

Dominic said...

Sandra: I suppose it is. (If I had anyone in mind when I wrote it, it was Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers).

Rachel Fenton said...

England's Jack Johnson! Brilliant! Can't stop humming it now :)

BT said...

What a fun song. Pity about the sound effects. Being a bit mutton geoff, they mask the words for me!! Where are the seagulls? I used to live in Worthing on the South Coast and love the sound of the sea. tra la la, a hint on 'Octopus's Garden' methinks. xxx

Poetikat said...

Hey, Dominic! Sorry it's taken me so long to get here (I only just saw the link at TFE's—I seem to be missing stuff in posts even when I've read them, Old age setting in, I guess).

This was great! It was very whimsical and catchy. I could listen to it all day. I love the sea too! I long to get back to the east coast where my mom's from and stand and watch the sea (or even take a dip).


Dominic Rivron said...

RF: Don't know JJ - perhaps I should.

BT: Octopus' Garden? A hint, yes. I hadn't thought of that.

Poetikat: Pleased you enjoyed it!