Roy Harper – Songs of Love Pt 2

The second great track off the Dream Society album

Songs of Love Pt. 2 – YouTube

Roy Harper books available soon. Photos required!

You wait for fifty-five years for one and then two come along at the same time!

I’ve finally completed my two books on Roy Harper.

A songwriter and performer of his stature should have a number of books about him. He deserves to be lauded and cherished for the brilliant work he has consistently produced in the course of a fifty-five-year career.

It’s a travesty that I aim to put right.

The first of my books are already up on Amazon for preorder. It is due to be released on June 22nd.

The things I need to complete the two books are photos – particularly of his early years. If anybody has any copyright-free photos they would like to donate to a worthy cause then please send them through.

My email is Opher@hotmail.co.uk.I will obviously give credit in the books to the photographers concerned.

Thanks for your help!

Poetry – The Music that Moves Mountains

The Music that Moves Mountains

From Dylan to the Doors,

Beatles to the Stones,

I dreamt the thoughts

That matched the tones.

Harper and Cohen,

Ochs and Guthrie,

Gave me the words

To match my own melody.

My neurones soared

With the feedback

As my thoughts set out

On a new tack.

Beefheart and Young

Sent me reeling.

While Joni and Joan

Filled my head with the feeling.

For we’ve got the Traffic

And the new Family

Floyd in the stars

As Hendrix set me Free

Country Joe was so Grateful

As the Airplane flew

From Buffalo with Invention

As that feeling grew.

Love flew like the Byrds

While the Velvets walked the streets

It was all Canned Tomorrow

That Broughton cosmic feats.

For we’re all Sunshine Supermen

On a journey across the universe

Floating on those cosmic wheels

From verse to verse.

Music’s my inspiration

As my consciousness flows

Along those golden strings

As the syncopation grows.

Opher 15.8.2015

The Music that Moves Mountains

The sixties ushered in huge social change that altered the fabric of society and set in motion a chain reaction. It inspired me, shook me, stirred me up and set me flying. The music filled my veins with fire, my head with realisation; it opened my eyes, made me think and poured energy through my ventricles.

I thought I’d play about with a few words. It may not be great poetry but it made me smile!