Thursday, 28 November 2019

You Just Put Your Lips Together and Blow


There's a kid* from Scotland who is getting very much under my skin at the moment; in a good way, I hasten to add. I shan't go into the whys and wherefores as to how Gerry Cinnamon appeared on my radar, but his 2017 debut album Erratic Cinematic has been on constant rotation at Medd Towers for the last two weeks straight.
Cinnamon's lyrics, sung in his native Glaswegian, combine a toxic tenement past with hope for a better (independent?) future. All backed by his rudimentary acoustic guitar and a couple of loop pedals. Oh, and whistling. A whole heap of whistling. Not since the halcyon days of Roger Whittaker has their been so much whistling on one album. But it's OK, it works. Give it a a spin; give a little whistle.

Gerry Cinnamon - Diamonds in the Mud (2017)


* He's younger than me. He's a kid; a wain, if you will.


5 comments:

  1. If you can understand his Glaswegian accent the lyrics are excellent - He's massively popular with the youngsters around here but if you asked them who Roger Whittaker is, they wouldn't have a scoobie.

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    2. I can - I don't need subtitles! He's one of the finest lyricists I know: an extraordinary talent.

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  2. I happened to see his Glastonbury set by mistake and wondered what Michael Eavis was doing letting a drunk Scottish busker onstage. I seriously thought he was a novelty act.

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    1. Oh dear. Are you sure you weren't watching an old episode of Still Game?

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