End Of The Road (Acoustic), Ohana Festival and more….

In Dual Robot, Simon's Blog by Simon Townshend18 Comments

Hi All

Thanks again everyone for all the interest and comments on Magnet. Really pleasing. I’ve even had texts from my famous friends and family stating how much they dig the song and concept, kicking themselves as to why they hadn’t thought of it first. Please do continue to listen and share the song (download file links listed below) as I’m keen to get it out there. It’s free and caring is sharing πŸ˜‰

Now it’s time to move forward. My latest track for the Dual Robot concept is a rework of an unreleased classic, End Of The Road. It was originally demoed for my DotBom project back in the 90’s which for one reason or another didn’t leave the workspace. The first free download, once again in mono, is the acoustic / piano guide track. There is a synth pulse which I used to keep time to. I didn’t clean it up too much, it’s pretty dirty – you can hear the hustle and bustle at the end as I move from room to room (working alone I have to press record / start / stop myself). I’m even heard talking to myself saying how ‘cool’ the pass was. Enjoy! Next mono robot ‘electric’ version will be posted same time next week. Rock n’ Roll!

One last thing to mention, I have a full band gig booked at The Half Moon, Putney on June 10th NEW DATE FEB 4th 2018. I hope some you on this side of the pond can make it along – should be a great night. A limited number of specially discounted tickets have been made available to my blog readers. Please use this link to reveal the discount option.

I’ve also been confirmed to play at this years Ohana Festival, California, September 8th. Ohana is Eddie Vedder’s festival which he personally invited me to. I’m really excited about this as it’s rumoured he’ll be joining me for a song during my set and highly likely I’ll be joining him for a song during his, too. Can’t wait!

At the end of the road I found a place to start…..

Sorry, no longer available for stream or download.

Previous downloads here:

Version 1: Magnet (acoustic mix)
Version 2: Magnet (mono robot)
Version 3: Magnet (dual mono)
Tweaked Mix: Magnet (Dual Robot)


  1. Great version I remember the original demo….I love the added piano and the “airy” feel ….GREAT SI’

  2. Hello Simon, off subject a bit but thought you might find very interesting, tomorrow evening Monday 20th March, 20.25 GMT ending on ebay uk.

    EMI DISC Acetate -7 inch 1974
    When I’m A Man / B side blank

    EMI DISC Acetate – 7 inch 1974
    I Wonder Who She’ll Be / B side blank

    Very interesting as it was your first single release in 1974 when I think you were just 13 years old.

    I’m not biding though just watching for interest.

    Have a good week rehearsing, Spamhead.

  3. I really like this, Simon! It has a ‘Sweet Sound’ kind of sound and feel to it!

  4. This is great! It’s nice to be “in the studio” with you! πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  5. Just listened to End Of The Road again forgot to say last night that I like the echo effect for your vocals on the song.

  6. Evening Simon, this reworked unreleased acoustic version song is a real gem, a lovely song indeed. Cool.
    Thank you.

  7. So this song represents a pivot point where the main ‘character’ in a movie (in all our respective ‘movies’) has hit a contemplative crossroad (ie, an athlete fails at an Olympics, or does not make the Olympic team having failed his, or her, one shot to make it after years and years of hard work; or a very sick person gets well after months of grueling medical treatments; etc .) At least in acoustic version that’s what it sounds to me. It is curious to consider what inspired you to write it and It will be interesting to consider what the song will mean with the effect of your future mixes. Sounds great and your voice is a nice added musical instrument, standing out strong in acoustic. Thanks again for the music!

  8. Recovery Redemption & Rebirth ( 3 R’s)..
    Knowing all the answers were already right there in your own heart πŸ’œHaving the courage & self love to start over & realizing you are complete just as you are in your natural state of just being ” you” ..
    Deep stuff indeed….& see you worked it out just fine didn’t you?
    Really lovely piano & cool synths…Beautiful song & concept!!
    I listened a few times & I keep thinking this song should be on a movie soundtrack album …I can actually imagine seeing the credits at the end of a film & hearing this song…
    Thanks for sharing cant wait for the next one!!!πŸ’œπŸ˜Š

  9. This is a somewhat inspiring song. Good job! It is also interesting to learn about the backgrounds of your songs and the details of your song writing process.

  10. It’s beautiful, very much a Simon song, a a story with a soaring , haunting , melody πŸ˜‰

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