Friday, September 9, 2011


I listen to music while I paint. Today I was pulled up short and left breathless by this song, Hollow Point, by Chris Wood. It makes what happened in a tube station in London close up and personal. Not a statistic, but a young man with a head full of dreams walking down a road on a summer's day. It could have been your son, it could have been mine. 
I am so glad that there are people like Chris Wood in the world. Thank you Mike Harding, for playing it.


  1. I remember hearing this on the British Folk Awards on Radio 2. I was moved by it then, and it's certainly lost none of its power. It seems there are still those among us who can make protest and a voice of righteous condemnation a truly beautiful and powerful thing. May that never fall silent.

    Stuart Hill

  2. I really like this. A lot. Reminds me quite a bit of the singer who was also an actor on the 'Sharpe' series. Mix that in with 'Gently Johnny' from the amazing film 'The Wicker Man.' This is gentle, pretty, melancholy. Lovely voice, lovely gentle guitar. Thanks for sharing this.