Category: Songs

Here am I sitting in a tin can…

Come and join us on a lunar voya…

:-O Whoa! Can you believe this is our FIFTIETH cover song as a duo?! :-O

:-O Whoa! Can you also believe that this coming Monday is the fourth anniversary of our FIRST cover song recording? :-O

True, not quite all those fifty are out here in the world with videos, and we’ve also done songs with other people, and things that don’t count as proper recordings… AND we’ve done a whole bunch of original songs that you’ll be hearing all about in the coming months. πŸ˜‰ So not bad for four years’ effort!

And what have we chosen for this 50th cover? Well, we’ve blasted off into space with our interpretation of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”. The original is pretty hard to beat, so you may feel some familiarity in our rendition, but we’ve given it a little twist along the way too. Please join us on a journey to the moon! πŸ™‚

All Lies And Jests – Four Years of The Aeon Wanderers

Four years ago today, a chance conversation on FB led to the formation of The Aeon Wanderers. That’s us, by the way. What better way to celebrate than to share this little video we made for our version of “The Boxer” by Paul Simon? πŸ™‚

We recorded this earlier in the year for a “Bridge Over Troubled Water” tribute album, to mark its 50th Anniversary, but when discussing what to do about an accompanying video, ended up deciding our original idea was a bit too complicated. As it turns out, what we ended up with was a lot more complicated! πŸ˜‰ So here it is, after two months in production, plus the secret bonus verse that Simon & Garfunkel didn’t record. There may be one or two other fun things to spot, if you’re eagle-eyed enough.

β€œWhen you collaborate with someone else on something creative, you get to places that you would never get to on your own. The way an idea builds as it careens back and forth is so unpredictable. You never know where it might lead.”

– John Cleese

I’m Gonna Take Lonely…

The extremely talented Tim Minchin invited his viewers to make their own lock-down versions of his upcoming new song, “I’ll Take Lonely Tonight”, a wistful tale of avoiding temptations, or as he puts it “a song about not having sex”! Since we’ve been doing these remote-isolated-trans-Atlantic-collaborations for years now, we decided we should have a go. πŸ™‚ Here’s our interpretation – enjoy, and check out Mr Minchin’s website for more of his stuff:

Take comfort wherever you can, you can.

It’s unexpected bonus song time!Β  We were both invited to a Covid Lockin Online Open Mic that took place yesterday.Β  Andrea was keen to participate but doesn’t play an instrument, so we put this cover together as a special for the event – admittedly not quite live, but the best we could do at short notice, and with our geographical and temporal constraints.Β Alas, our offering went unheard, so we’re sharing it with you all here instead. Β In the words of Deb Talan, whose song this is, “Take comfort wherever you can, you can, you can.”

Can we work it out? We can!

Remote recording with your friends from isolation? We’ve been doing this for years. Bloomin’ upstarts.

So one day last year, I (O) thought, “Hey, you know what? We should do ‘We Can Work It Out’.” So we did. πŸ™‚ And now that real life has slowed down a little bit, and since Zoom seems to be the virtual hangout of choice during these interesting times, we decided a Zoom video was the way to be down with the kids.

Anyway here we go – recorded in those heady days of February 2020, when international travel was still a thing, and Andrea was on the old side of the pond…

Stay safe. πŸ™‚

The world is spinning madly on…

The world has been spinning madly on since the new year, so it’s perhaps appropriate that we kick off the new decade with this one from The Weepies. πŸ™‚ Happy 2020, and look out, because it’s debut album year!

… It must be Christmas time!

I can hear people singing – it must be Christmas time… Here’s our seasonal offering for 2019, this time from the pen of Chrissy Hynde of The Pretenders. Seasonal joy to you all from both of us on opposite sides of the Pond. πŸ™‚

Take this sinking boat…

A long-time favourite of Andrea’s, we started recording this during her UK visit in August, but real life got in the way for a little while!

“Falling Slowly” was written during, and featured in the film Once (starring the writers), it won an Academy Award for best original song.

In These Shoes? I don’t think so!

It’s the last day of summer, so it’s time to send it off in style with Kirsty MacColl’s footwear-themed classic! “Should I buy some Barbie dolls?” asked Andrea. “Sure, and now you can learn how to do basic stop-motion filming,” I replied. Hope you enjoy this video as much as we did making it!

Almost Heaven, Aberdeenshire…

During Andrea’s recent visit to Scotland we went out into the wilds with our vocal recorder and did a series of four “Roadside Sessions” (see earlier posts) – however, when we were recording John Denver’s “Country Roads” the lack of West Virginia in north east Scotland led us to play around with the words … and naturally we had to see how far we could take it. So here’s our tribute to Aberdeenshire, and its oft-frigid weather. πŸ˜‰