The Purger – Metal Macbeth

Written by no.1.son and performed by his band – this song is part of a concept album based on the character of Macbeth. Perhaps also a reflection of today’s world too.

All the young folk involved in this recording are from Glenurquhart and creating and recording music as part of their studies as well as for the love of music. This is their first studio recording, so we all agree it’s a wee bit rusty!

The band is: Bobby on vocals, Vinnie on guitar, Jack on drums and Alex on base. They also have guest appearances. A name for the band is undecided as yet. And hey a girl metal singer!

All comments on the video would be appreciated….


As I Get Older….

As of the last few weeks, or is it months, I have come to realise there are some things I don’t want to be as I approach fifty years of age – mostly based on what I see around me.

1. Unable to let go of the past

2. Some nauseating bint

3. An interfering busy-knickered community person

4. Peevish and jealous

5. Middle class

6. Patronising

7. Non-spiritual and therefore needy

8. Unkind and lacking in sympathy

9. Racist or stuck in some kind of cultural hole that is only about me and my own kind

10. Suffering from a superiority complex

I have noticed all of these in people older than myself in recent times, and I hope I can avoid being any of them. Mostly I think that is down to attaining some kind of spiritual dignity as one ages.

I could make comparisons between two people I know – one just turned sixty and the other fifty. Both very different in nature yet having lived through some similar  experiences. The sixty year old is far more dignified a person, yet has far less materially, one could say the opposite of the fifty year old. So what does the older one have? An ability to take life’s experiences in their stride, being grounded and understanding that when life gets hard there’s a place they need to go to.

So what do I want as I get older? To live life with dignity.



Don’t Look

“the search for meaning is really the search for the lost chord. When the lost chord is discovered by humankind, the discord in the world will be healed and the symphony of the universe will come into complete harmony with itself.”

John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom.

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