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New haiku

March 5th, 2012

New haiku by Peter added to the Haiku page

Wake up our music
Dress it with silk for tonight
There’ll be pomegranate

Big lack of updates recently due to Peter concentrating on regularly posting on his Facebook page,which we hope many of you have been occasionally visiting to read his updates on everything music, food, art and garden. For those of you who’ve not, here is an important update featuring the rare demo of ‘Looking Through the Eyes of a Child’ which Peter worked on with Andy Hill and Albert Hammond. This is the first of a number of demos Peter will be uploading in the coming weeks and months, please do check back for more and join Peter on Facebook if you aren’t already doing so!

Premier of A BIG DEMO- Its 1988- Hammond, Hill and Sinfield had gathered at Comforts Place, Andy”s Studio in Surrey, to try and write a half decent song. This was the result. Albert wrote the bridge and everybody wrote the other bits. As far as I can recall I wrote the lyrics for the first two verses when we were together and then spent another couple of days working on the chorus. The demo, produced by Andy, has a joyous feel to it; not the least due to the great vocal delivered by Chris Thompson… Eddie Money’s cover of the song is not to my liking. He threw out my ‘Venice’ line {bit euro-intellectual for him perhaps} and he also changed ‘driftwood shoreline” to ‘rocky shoreline’ which was less fanciful poetic or something and better suited to his image. Doh! As I mentioned, in a post recently, it makes me more sad than angry to hear my children sorta disfigured, but it has happened so often I’m slightly inured: it is GREAT to hear the song as it was meant to be. [If, for scientific interest, you want to hear Eddy doing his thing go here- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LZttN4bM7w - as I said its not to my liking.) -PjS

New haiku and SS update

November 15th, 2011

Dear SongSouponSea visitors,

Apologies for not keeping you up to date recently, Peter has had some medical concerns of which we at SSOS have been attending to, though we are happy to say all is well now. Many of you may already be following Peter on Facebook which he updates often with his interesting finds, images & anecdotes. If you would like to keep more frequently informed as we update the old website, do click here to drop by and give him a ‘Like’, if you like…

Here is a new haiku written by Peter on November 9th, which we have added to the haiku section.

Click the pillbox lid
Quiet November High Street
Mince pies for breakfast.

New haiku

September 3rd, 2011

A new haiku written by Peter has been added to the poetry section

Wood-smoke on the wind
Winter pansies in their pots
Autumn turns her key.

New haiku

July 22nd, 2011

While Peter is preparing his Leo Computers article, here is a new haiku he wrote early this morning.

Fantastic beasts
Circle the thorns of the Kraal
Footfall and shadow

Peter with his long time, good friend “Uncle” Dik Fraser in 1967 after an afternoon of kite flying in Kensington Gardens. Peter and Dik met in 1963 when they both worked for Leo Computers (more on Peter’s computer days & how they influenced his later career soon). In 1969 Peter & Dik became King Crimson’s first roadies. Peter gave up his roadie duties after 6 months and Dik went on to become tour manager for King Crimson, ELP, King Crimson (redux), Roxy Music, Genesis, Eddie Murphy, .38 Special, Sonny Rollins and Claude Bolling. He is a partner in The Usual Suspects, an event production company. Dik has lived in New York since 1975 with his wife Dorothy and daughter Wendy.

This photo has been uploaded to the Pics of Peter gallery section

New haiku

June 13th, 2011

Despite the lack of updates on Song Soup on Sea for the past few months, Peter has been frequently updating his Facebook page with news and tidbits which you can follow here.

He has also written two new haiku, including the following which will lead nicely into our next update which is coming shortly.

Elevator, “First
Floor, second hand, third eye just
Past electricals”.

Official Facebook page

March 8th, 2011

We have been rather quiet on Song Soup on Sea lately, mainly because we are working on many improvements for the website & it’s long awaited ‘shop’ section, which we aim to open this summer.

In the meantime, we have created Peter’s official Facebook profile which we will be updating with news in conjuction with Song Soup on Sea. So if you are a regular user (which makes it sound like a terrible drug, a debate for another time..), we’d love to see you there. Press “Like” to join the page.


Happy St Valentine’s Day

February 15th, 2011

.. to all visitors of Song Soup on Sea. We have recently been making a return to the typewriter – this letter from 1969 was written on an old Imperial Typewriter. It precedes 12 pages of handwritten notes, a rare and personal account of what it was like to in King Crimson at the time!

Crimson in Formentera

December 29th, 2010

Thankyou to Pedro Martin for sending us this photo of sign on a street by the Formentera seaside, placed last year, for which Peter was touched to see in his inbox. We wish our visitors a peaceful and brave new year with much love from Song Soup on Sea and we have more updates for you very soon.

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