I think I want to live on a boat for a while. Find my independence, you know how it is…
At least there’s signs of hope and I’m pretty good with that. At least where I am the water is warm and the ocean azure blue. And every day I can hit a decent beach. Could be worse.

Today is my youngest’s birthday. He’s seven. So hard to believe huh? I’ll miss being with him in person but skypes a treat and I’ll be back to see my boys in December… maybe they’ll visit here …maybe I’ll visit them … maybe we’ll go to Disneyland, what the hey?

So here’s two songs. One for a close friend and one for my boy, my Reason.

For my erstwhile friend who’s finding her sea legs again.

A friend of mine recently posted a Hunters and Collectors song on her FB page and reminded me how much I love them.

That raw stamping bass and rough-edged sound still makes me wanna dance and scream along with them. Quintessential Aussie. They’re kinda angry in-love guys. With break-my-heart/angry lyrics. No idea why they might appeal to me.
So here it is. A bit of love, a bit of anger, a bit of get-on-with-it.

Dog – Hunters and Collectors

Learned how to bark and I learned how to bite
When you start bleeding you talk all night, yeah…
Here’s the place where the scent got lost

Your name is Hazel, the hammer and tongs girl
You’ve got fingers like ginger-roots
Now it’s, it’s all comin’ out into the open
And I’m lickin’ your hand all over
It’s all comin’ out into the open
And I’m lickin’ your hand all over
Here’s love and the world well lost
Here’s love and the world well lost, yeah
It’s all comin’ out into the open
Lickin’ your hand all over
Lickin’ your hand all over

Fuck it …and one for me

Love and anger and yearning. Lulling then driving. Peace then tempest. Play it loud.

More Hunnas – This morning.

For my Reason

Nothing but love.

A song needing no introduction – A Song for Sleeping – Stone Temple Pilots

…You’re more than beautiful
And you’re my son
I don’t deserve this
I never thought it could be
Quite like the moment
When you first smiled at me
A toothless, wonderful feeling
Like I’d never seen…


About Simon

Simon Houghton creator of The Bloke Show started life as a baby, going on to become a boy and then a man, at which time he became an actor. As time passed he went on to be a director, later still he became a sales guy, then a business owner. Most recently he regressed and became a writer. Then a driver, then an actor again. Decisiveness is not one of his strong suits.
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