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The Aspen Tree


Wherein we chew over the quite disturbing story of mythological goddess Persephone and how her ephemeral fame squares up to her immortal existence.

There's Piano, Fenderbass, an Eko six-string acoustic and a little Les Paul fitted with Didier-Signature Surf 90s for the two electric parts. Hope you enjoy.

Edit- put up up a slightly altered mix with a solo guitar re-Q to make it a little less spiky. And with that, I'm done faffing about with this.


I enjoyed it Ade. Are the Bops a regular group, or are you all three.

The Goddess looks like she could be right from the 1920's.


Cool stuff, Ade. And LOL for the Didier/Surf 90 dig!


Love it, Ade. Takes me back to a wonderful summer in Massachusetts I spent in a cabin by a mountain lake listening to Anthony Phillips records.


Another Ade classic. Again it has that pittoresque vibe. Great bass playing. I think the tune cries for harmony singing (that I miss) but that might just be me. Clever main vocal lines. I wish I lived closer as I‘d love to come over and work with you on this. It’s inspiring.


Yes. I love music that conjures up a pastoral English countryside.


Jw, it's a MonoBop situation. The lady in the picture is Faith Bacon- she is an object example of fleeting, forgotten fame.

Twom, I still chuckle at how much Didier hated those pickups!

Thanks Bob, very glad that it has an evocative atmosphere for you.

Sascha, the forlorn, lonely subject meant I felt it to be in best spirit to sing it on my own without the aid of the Clone Choir. Thanks for the observations, particularly about the bass- that was the last part put on so there was some freewheeling fun adding the final element.


All the more impressive that it is a "MonoBop" effort.

Thanks for the introduction to Faith Bacon. Hers is a sad story. Born a few decades too early, perhaps.


JW, I was looking for a photograph of a formerly-famous person to reinforce the ephemeral fame subtext and her picture just said "I'm your gal, Ade". I had no idea who the lady in the picture was so did an image search- Faith Bacon was her name and so appallingly fitting was her story that her image is the one- even the lyric unintentionally mentions her name.

In a song which explores in the second verse humanity's compulsion to eventually throw everything (even gods) into the bin perhaps serendipity has given us a chance to not let Faith Bacon be completely forgotten. Not yet.

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