I will write 10 Songs inspired by Summerhill. One song for every 10 years of Summerhill. Songs will reflect my own experiences & love for the school. Some maybe instrumental and others with vocals.
Date of Post: 1st May 2021
“Please Come Home”
My second song is an old song that I recorded when I was at Summerhill.
It was 1988, me and my friend Susumu were both 15 & loving music when Susumu found a way of over dubbing recordings on his 1980’s Sony Cassette player by ping ponging the tracks (bouncing). We went straight to the school theatre (where the school drum kit was) and started recording.
(Susumu’s Sony was something similar to this one)
This was our first recording and it was amazing! I can still remember the excitement of recording this song.
I wanted to share this piece since this really is the start of my musical journey & it all started with this song at Summerhill.
The recording is noisy & the sound quality isn’t good, however it really captures our energy, enthusiasm & youth of when we were 15 discovering the beauty of recording & simply loving everything about it.
I hope you’ll enjoy it!
Date of Post: 3rd April 2021
If Only… (Part 1 & 2)
My first song out of 10. Inspired by life experiences at Summerhill.
I discovered my love of music at Summerhill at the age of 13 and started playing guitar. Since then music has been at the centre of my life.
This is the first properly produced song I’ve created in 20 years or so.
Love everything Summerhill and “if only” there were more places like Summerhill…
*Interview on Altgenerations.com on If Only.*
Check this out!
Will Readhead (Red Five Forge) has used ‘If Only…’ in his latest YouTube video “From Billet To Blade part 2”
Also check out “From Billet To Blade part 1”. Watching both video to see how Will creates his amazing knives!
Other songs of mine can be found here: