The Theory of Joy : Ian Shaw

I have discovered this fantastic new album by Ian Shaw.
spotify:album:7Bbuu17enFFMTcgmcF7ba9

Simple tunes and a great emotion. Some spectaculor tracks but a couple stand out. A great verions of Bowies ‘Where are they now” and track 8 ‘My Brother’ but the classic has to be…

How do you keep the music playing? 
How do you make it last? 
How do you keep the song from fading 
too fast?

How do you lose yourself to someone 
and never lose your way?
How do you not run out of new things 
to say?

And since you know we’re always changing 
How can it be the same?

And tell me how year after year 
You’re sure your heart won’t fall apart 
Each time you hear his name?

I know the way I feel for you is now or never 
The more I love, the more that I’m afraid 
That in your eyes I may not see forever, forever

If we can be the best of lovers 
Yet be the best of friends
If we can try with every day to make it better as it grows 
With any luck than I suppose 
The music never ends 

I know (how do you keep the music playing)
the way I feel for you is now or never (how do you make it last)
The more I love the more that I’m afraid
(how do you keep the song from fading)
That in your eyes I may not see forever
(Keep the song from fading)
Forever

If we can be the best of lovers 
yet be the best of friends
If we can try with every day to make it better as it goes 
With any luck than I suppose 
The music never ends

So next time its raining outside and you have a good book and some time to kill, try this out and let the world pass you by for a short time.

Quick Update

Sitting waiting on my plane back to Wellington. Wanted to put together a quick update and say new words and photos are coming soon. Early morning street shots from the city, some evening shots from Auckland and some shots taken from a recent food photography course that I attended.

I learned so much, and met some great people so will be sharing these soon.

On the music front loads of new stuff hitting my ears and so certainly going to make an effort to put up some links.

Until then…

… a taste