HAMMERSMITH BRIDGE nooms & paul vasey

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« on: December 31, 2018, 04:54:19 PM »
wotcha folks
this is a song by paul vasey and myself called hammersmith bridge.
my partner was recovering from an operation, it was her birthday and our first tentative excursion after the 'little bit of trouble..'   id got hold of tickets to see tame impala at hammersmith apollo .. they were good but excruciatingly loud and we left early deciding on the nearby tavern below the bridge.
it was a balmy summer night and the river was glistening and enchanting, the beautiful old iron bridge framing the scene. we stood taking in the atmosphere as the sun went down..
a young woman dressed in 1940s style with a rose in her hair seemed to appear from nowhere and walked slowly thro the crowd which seemed to open and part for her, like a beaming smiley ghost .. it was some welcome magic and stayed with us ever since.

pauls musical backdrop for this is truly exquisite and stands up on its own ..
and im so grateful to him for allowing me a beautiful canvas to sing with and express my feelings over that magical evening by hammersmith bridge...
anyways ..we hope you enjoy it..


lovers poets runners and footpads
all of those songs are on the river
it'll be regaled with stars, within the hour
it'll be like englands candlelight
all is safe and sound
see a woman from the blitz with a red rose in her hair
and a smile like war is over
outside in the balmy summer night
as seen by you and me
leaning on the rail
beneath the iron shoulders of hammersmith bridge

we have finally compiled an album of our collabs over the last few years.
the albums called The Big Slide.
features all the 'hits' and a few unreleased runaways
you can have a listen here
and will be available soon from all the digi stores

wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR
roll on 2019
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 05:07:00 PM »
Very evocative guys..well done! :)


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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 10:03:42 AM »
Yeah...very cool.

A lot of real talent on display here. Lovely...carefully crafted and evocative. A treat for our worn-out lugs.


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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 10:13:39 AM »
This is very delicately done, like a drifting poem set to on a soundtrack. You've created a ghostly, other worldly feel to it and the execution is very atmospheric.

Very different and 'evocative', as mentioned above is a great description.

Top work indeed!

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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 11:07:09 AM »
Lovely scene set here boys....drips with atmosphere, or should that be oozes....no not quite right. Always enjoying the low key nooms delivery.

I went to that pub once....or, at least, one quite like it.
Take it easy.

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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 01:33:11 PM »
This is lovely storytelling @nooms - I like that you've kept it as a short snapshot of a moment.. Atmospheric as others have said, the track is beautifully played, sung and produced. Gorgeous!


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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2019, 05:48:34 PM »

 It's a real BEAUTY  ;D .  As is the rest of the album.  I've heard them a few times before on Pauls site, so it
was nice to be reminded of some of them.  My own bowl is a classic  ;D ;D .  I love the atmosphere/mood you
guys create with your work.  One of world weary wisdom.  Songs for people who think and care.......Oh dear,
does that mean you won't sell many ::)

 Nothing to fault or criticise.  I just love it, a joy to listen to...


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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2019, 09:23:41 PM »
Yo nooms and Paul.

Mmm.  :)

I could leave it at that and for me anyway,it would suffice.  :)

The music is gorgeous,lulling and inspirational,plus crystal clear recording which retains warmth and shuns sterility.

The vocals are trademark hypnotic nooms,those lyrics are multi layered brilliance,they make most song lyrics (mine included) look like clumsy schoolboy offerings. Deep stuff. Love the story link in,nooms. You have the soul of a poet.
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2019, 06:14:29 AM »
@Nooms @Wicked Deeds
Nooms, you always create a wonderful and ghostly atmosphere with your voice. Top production on top music becomes a top song. Congrats to both of you.
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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2019, 12:05:13 AM »
thanks all for the positive comments, well appreciated ..

@fischermans   thanks fo listening good to see you back

@pompeyjazz   cheers john

@Skub    appreciate the comments davey,, took me ages to get the final lyric,  the first version was done but just not right somehow so i sat on it and hoped it would hatch..  thankfully the 'wicked' paul is a patient fellow .

@Binladeda   thanks bin.. your a star mate..  we know youve heard most of them before but the demand was overwhelming, our whelms were truly over

@MonnoDB   thanks for you comments .. glad you enjoyed it cheers

@Viscount Cramer & His Orchestra   cheers your Visness.. called the blue anchor if i recall..

@MichealA   appreciate your comments thanks

@PaulAds    cheers paul..

@shadowfax  thanks kev

pauls back on the oil rig i think but pretty certain he'll be tapping in from a helicopter fairly soon
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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2019, 02:01:26 AM »
Lovely work you two.
Unencumbered by the verses and choruses and bridges (well there is a bridge  ;D) the rest of us wrestle with.
"Iron shoulders" indeed.
Put me right there.
Music is enchanting as well.
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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2019, 08:17:30 AM »
You set the scene really well and the song matches the quality of your description.

A great listen, did not think that the song would finish so quick.... Could have done with another verse.

Like the guitars and strings a lot.

Love the singing.

A great collab guys... Well done


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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2019, 09:55:01 AM »
Thanks for the very considerate reviews. This song has quite a history. It's personal to both nooms and I.  I guess the album was largely written in the blink of an eye and was really completed years later with one or two additions.  When I embarked upon writing the music, I deliberately shunned tried and tested song structures. It's testament to nooms' skill as a writer than he was able to turn these brief musical vignettes into songs. My wayward writing of music is mostly evident in 'this road goes on forever' from our album 'The Big Slide'.'

I fired this one across to nooms 5 years ago. He's done a brilliant job but then, his writing is very unique. I also wrote a version of the song called "The Angels Cried."  I wanted to share it so many times because I'm so proud of it and it is so poignant to what happened in my life at that time but it is now belongs to 'The Big Slide' album.

If anyone is interested in listening to the album in it's entirety, please follow the link in the original post.

Thanks again


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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2019, 10:01:17 AM »
Lots to like here, with subtle layers that reveal themselves on repeating listening.
Just love these enigmatic short stories, set to Paul's subtle soundscape.
Excellent work as ever guys
 :) :)

ps do let us know when the LP is available online
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