I have no excuses large enough for not updating the site in weeks….
Between moving apartment, getting a new laptop, an increase in my soccer playing on evenings during the week, and the demands of work, I haven’t been able to spend any time providing new music to you. In the real world, I’ve been accosted by a couple of fans of the site who know me well, and so, to them, and to you all, I’d like to apologise.
This won’t make up for it – but it might ease the pain a little.
Hawksley Workman is actually the stage name of Ryan Corrigan, a Canadian “rock singer-songwriter”, apparently. I got my hands on an album (2008’s “Between the Beautifuls”), and this song eally jumped out at me. “No Stillness and No Rain” is a mid-tempo melodic rock song, with some rather excellent, obscure lyrics and imagery, and a very anthemic chorus.
“Remember your heart, the darkest assassination. Remember your purer times, and think of your joy and arch of your inspiration. Stop saying “how lost am I?” And if I cried it just might take forever. No stillness and no rain. The thought of loving you is gone. No stillness and no rain. You’re not in control. You could just die tomorrow, and particles of your light would emanate on to some cold and distant planet and you would be wiser still.”
Add in the emotional shouty repetition of the chorus at 2 minutes 10 seconds, and you have a song to, uhm, get your melancholy on to….