Goodbye Everything! Hello World!

In Simon's Blog by Simon Townshend2 Comments

It has been a tough fortnight, first Lemmy dying which was awfully sad – such a lovely guy, then the King himself, David Bowie. This has been the hardest of all in my lifetime, to accept and realise. We grew up with Bowie’s music blaring out, eagerly anticipating what his next alterego might be. With changes, he changed everything. I dearly loved him and his work, all of it – even Lazarus produced under great duress and ill health is brilliant. What a genius. And to top all that he had a cheeky sense of humour – look how he left us all a parting gift of his last video…. Like Mozart’s requiem for his own death. Unbelievable. Goodbye everything!


The Half Moon, Putney gig is fast approaching (29th Jan);

As part of the Independent Venue Week, on Friday 29th January at The Half Moon in Putney I’ll be performing with a full band featuring Mark Brzezicki, Phil Spalding and Tony Lowe – I hope to see you there as it’s gonna be amazing. With the imminent release of 2 CD’s for the first time here in the UK, Looking Out Looking In and Denial, on my own new record label, Stir Records – I’ve got plenty to shout about. There will be a Limited Edition CD/EP available at the venue so come on down for the launch. The Standard Lamps are doing an acoustic set, too. Great stuff. Hello world!


  1. Bowie was a hard one-I share the same birthday with him. Such a class act. Even in dying I have not been able to listen or look at the new video I started to when I purchase it but it was painful just listening to the lyrics and than my PC crashed I will later today
    Hope you have the time and energy for some solo shows in Southern California. Look forward to seeing you perform. At the end of the Who Tour 2016 you will have become the musician I have seen more times than anyone else. Little useless factoids that is including the shows I have seen with the Who and Roger Daltry and three previous solo shows.
    Before the record was held by Rick Derringer at 10 and it was never him I was going o see.
    Another Useless factoid on my new PC with Windows 10 your Website are the first in my favorites.

  2. Tough to see Bowie go. Knock one out at the show and save me one of those EPs! Wish I could be there.

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