I had the idea for this song whilst involuntarily overhearing exchanges in a doctor’s waiting room in whispers which included the timeless though rather vague diagnosis,“It’s just an oul’ (old) thing that’s going around!”
I happened to be reading a newspaper article at the same time about the recent explosion in factory farming and the reckless use of chemicals to force growth in the food chain.
Wonderful as the work of modern medicine can be in dealing with illness, it occurred to me that much important preventative work could be done by taking more care of the environment which takes care of us all.
Colum Sands is a universal storyteller who draws on a long Irish tradition of poetic musicality to weave songs for the
Drawing on countless performances, Sands uses humour and shrewd observation to celebrate what unites rather than what separates. His latest album “Song Bridge” includes many of the songs written for his extensive environmental campaigning over the past two years....more
There's a similarity in song writing between Richard Thompson and Hugh Cornwell which maybe isn't surprising as they went to the same school at the same time, although Thompson is older.
Due to Thompson's association with John French of Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band I searched for his work on the Bandcamp app. French, Thompson and Cornwell all have albums on the app which I'm very pleased about. Only Thompson has released contemporary albums, much to his credit.