Staring Off Into The Blue

from by Ian Bourne

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The nearest to a standard blues song on this album, Staring Off Into the Blue also had the longest gestation of any of these songs, by several years. While performing at the Welshpool Music Festival in 2011, a few of the lines of the third verse of this song came to me, then nothing else did for at least three years. The rest of the lyrics came to me while I was playing around with a simple blues structure including seventh chords with flattened ninths (the "Hendrix" chord) and, voila, a song was born,

This song also includes the first guitar solo I have written in about 30 years. Scary stuff.


from All of your Hate and other lies, released January 28, 2017
Music and words: Ian Bourne



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Ian Bourne Nuneaton, UK

Acoustic artist, performing quirky (and often obscure) covers and moody original songs, usually solo, but sometimes with a variety of friends.

Musician, nice guy, photographer, husband, father, temporary world citizen, unwilling future corpse
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