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THE JOKEY FOLKY
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THE FINAL WORD
This section is for Tony to write about what is on his mind at the present moment. Some of it might be of interest and it is hoped that it might stimulate some thoughts.
Somebody asked me if I'm still performing live and I had to tell them that for the moment it's not on the agenda. It's better to spend time recording comedy/satirical songs that can get to a much wider audience. I'm also rather fed-up with the stand-up scene. I think you'll see that by not being distracted by live performance I can produce comedy/satirical music that really takes a step up.
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Welcome to Smugville
Well, I suppose that as this issue has been mostly about 'WELCOME TO SMUGVILLE', I suppose that the obvious step in this section is to go through each track and give you a brief sentence telling you what they might be about.
The title is dedicated to those villages, towns and cities that exude such an arrogant self-love that they make me boil over with anger, and as I wrote this album these places were at the forefront of my thought. I'm not going to tell you what their names because everybody has their own ideas of where Smugville is.
Track 1: Smugville: Behind their smiling faces, I imagine that this is what they really think and feel.
Track 2: Behind the Door: This is about all those people who know that they will have to go somewhere else to realise their dreams.
Track 3: Ben Hur's Boat: I once worked in an office and it was made very clear that I would never be part of the inner circle, who I had no idea what they contributed.
Track 4: Friends Will Let You Down: I love it that friends can be very honest to your face. I also hate it because I don't always enjoy that level of honesty!
Track 5: Make My Day: This is about the hypocrisy that surrounds celebrity.
Track 6: I Saw Him: My homage to a singer I used to worship, but now feel is rather sad and has lost his relevance.
Track 7: Wind Your Neck In: I, like a lot of people, is often very opinionated (suppose that's what my music is about) and there are times when I wish I didn't say as much!
Track 8: Love Song Cliche: I wanted to write a love song and thought that if I compared the person I love to things I dislike it might show a depth that cliched love songs don't achieve (of maybe I'm just being offensive.
Track 9: This House is Not My Home: This is about the stupidity of Brexit.
Track 10: Mr. Pearl: This is about a married couple who seem bland but are in actual fact serial killers.
Track 11: What A Seedy World: This speaks for itself.
Track 12: Charlie the Uber Man: I like Uber cabs because the drivers are usually informative and pleasant. I imagine that they sometimes have another side!
NEXT TIME: I'M DEAD SO WHAT!