I hope all is well with you and yours. It’s good to have something different happening that we can talk about in these very weird pandemic days.
I would like to tell you a bit more about the premiere at Kempsey. The new theatre has a large foyer wall featuring a huge sketch of Slim, and on the night, the new song “I Don’t Believe You” played there throughout the evening. I wrote the rough of this song a couple of years after Slim died, in an effort to express just some of my feelings and beliefs. I recorded It on a cassette, and put it away for fifteen years.
It made its way to Anne, then to Jim and Flora (my grandson and his wife singing and recording as Small Town Romance in Melbourne). As the song is very different in style from anything else I have written, they worked on it to bring it up to shape for recording. Flora, in particular, re-wrote some of the second half of lyrics and with James singing lead and on guitar, Flora on vocals and button accordion plus Anne (Kirkpatrick) on harmonies and solo vocals they recorded I Don’t Believe You. It was played in the theatre foyer all the evening during the premiere. Here’s the link to the video James made of the song, and a photo James took one day of Flora and me. The song is the first track on the soundtrack album.
I’ll be back in touch soon. Just thought of a couple of things I wanted to tell you.
For now, it’s goodbye…till next time.
Every good wish to all,