New songs uploaded: You always look for the good in me

Added on Monday 23 Mar 2009

I've uploaded a new song. It's are rough home recordings - so I aplogise that is not studio quality. It's just me playing my acoustic guitar and singing - while sitting in our living room.

The songs is called, 'You always look for the good in me'. I wrote about the process of composing this song on my first songwriting blog (January 11th 09). It has been through quite a few revisions since then - including a change of key and a change of Rhythm. It is a song from the point of view of people who have been together for a while - and who still love and support each other. Pat contributed to the writing of the lyrics on this song - and I have to say - I think she did a great job. :-)

I'd appreciate any feedback you have after listening.

Lots of gigs in the pipeline I've got quite a lot of gigs coming up over the next few months (full list at http://www.myspace.com/dexterslim). Gigs I'm particularly looking forward to will be the one's I'll be playing with Jan Byker and Kenton Hall. Jan is from Holland and Kenton is from England. I met both Jan and Kenton at a songwriting retreat over in Italy. I'm really looking forward to meeting up with them when they come to visit - and also looking forward to playing music with them.

Other things coming up include a redesign of my website (hopefully in the next few weeks) and some recording of new songs with backing from some talented people. I'll keep you posted if the plans come together.

All the best, Jim

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