Pete Falloon Video Premiere: Live @ The Barnfield Theatre Videos 7-9
This is Part 3 of the exclusive video premieres of my album launch show at the Barnfield Theatre,
Part 4 will follow tomorrow, ending with the third part of my “From Experience” series of blog
pieces this Friday.
The album launch show at the Exeter Barnfield Theatre was actually the last of three gigs with the
full four piece band. In fact the first band show we did with these tunes was as a trio supporting
the legendary British funk band The Blockheads at The Forum in Tunbridge Wells after a weekend
of rehearsals and it was great to play the new songs to a packed out venue. The first album
launch was held at the Sussex Arms in Tunbridge Wells, the town where Matthew, Paul, Mischa
and me grew up. We were supported at that gig by a great Brighton-based songwriter, David
Mumford, with Mike Wilton on guitar. They also opened for us at the next gig, at the Slaughtered
Lamb in London. The very talented Americana songwriter Small Town Jones opened the Exeter
Here are the next three songs from the Exeter show and a bit more about them.
Reasons:Many love relationships go through more difficult stages at some time or another. It can end up
with the other person finding lots of reasons for the shortcomings of the other, and completely
forgetting all the good things that brought them together in the first place. The quiet voice from the
past can end up drowned out in this battling cross-fire. This song is a plea in a situation like that,
to remember the positive things again.
On a Foreign Tide:Getting lost on the waves of love....About relationships drifting, building walls up to protect
yourselves, getting over and away from past hurts, and trying to adapt to a new way of being,
being left alone and loneliness. But also the rejuvenation of change, and the possibility to start
again, or break down the old barriers.
Contemporary ways:This song began in part at my (until recent) rebellion against the most modern personal technology
and social networking, having not had an iPhone or Facebook and social media for years. But a
reflection that I used to try to be at the front of everything earlier in life. Realizing the potential
good sides of these tools. Realizing how much change has happened in the last 10-20 years,
within me and in the world outside. On the other hand, as part of mass production, consumerism
and disposal/obsolescence, there is still much to argue against these tools, and recognize that we
might be better off living simpler lives with less clutter.