10 Songs inspired by Summerhill

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.

Song 2:

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!

Performance at Summerhill with Susumu, Steven & Albert (around 1988/89)

Song 1:

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.*

Warabe Tatekoji – ‘If Only’ – Music Spotlight

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:

6 thoughts on “10 Songs inspired by Summerhill

  1. “If Only… (Part 1 & 2)
    My first song out of 10. Inspired by life experiences at Summerhill.
    I started discovered music at Summerhill and since music has been at the center of my life. First properly produced song I’ve created in 20 years or so.
    Love everything Summerhill and “if only” where were move places like it.

    Listen to If Only… (Part 1 & 2) by Warabe T on #SoundCloud
    https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/bo8LV

  2. Liked the first one, If Only. Sultry, but fun with a deep groove and nice details and odd flourishes.
    Look forward to more in this series. Good idea 🐒

  3. “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 boombox player. We went straight to the school theatre (where the school drum kit was) and started recording.
    This was our first recording and it was amazing! I can still remember the excitement of recording.
    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 & 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!

    https://soundcloud.com/warabe-t/please-come-home

  4. Keep on rocking, Warabe T 😉
    I taught you science a long while ago (or more like you taught yourself – I was just present in the room) and I still remember your legendary first pub gig somewhere in downtown Leiston…
    That Telecaster looks bad-ass! It’s in good hands 🙂

  5. Wow, Jim!
    Thank you for your lovely comments! I remember the great lessons I use to have with you. I also remember your fiddle playing too! Thank you for reminding me of my first ever public gig. That would of been in the White House with Boom’s band. Such amazing times!
    Watch this space there’s going to be more songs coming!
    It’s so good to hear from you!

    Warabe

    1. Glad you liked the lessons – it was kind of improv 😉 Yes that was quite some debut gig – it was indeed the Boom Band- you had a radio mic on the guitar, so in the middle of a solo you casually wandered off out the front door into the street, then around through the beer garden and back in through the back door, without missing a beat. I think that was a defining moment in musical history – never seen anyone else do that before or since 😉 The guys at the bar were amazed and were trying to buy you a beer, but you very politely said “um… no… thank-you very much, but actually I don’t drink”, and just kept right on playing. Very cool! 🙂

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