Pig Pen - Where The Band Hangs Out
Drums, wires and more wires...
PQ laying it down.
CLICK TO LISTEN TO THE SONG It’s Not Dark Yet, sung by Porkbelly Futures featuring Paul Quarrington with Rebecca Campbell and Chas Elliott, Stuart Laughton, Martin Worthy.
In Sept. 2008 Chas Elliott and I wended our way up to his cottage in the Kawarthas. Chas is the resident “Bon Vivant”... [Read more of this review]
Crooked Road Song Notes – It Deals With You
Porkbelly Futures photo by Lance Gifford
Paul was inspired to write this song after watching a game show in which the contestants must stand with their hand on a brand new pick-up truck. After hours and sometimes days, the last person standing with their hand on the truck, would win it. At some point early in the game, one fellow dropped out. When asked... [Read more of this review]
Crooked Road Song Notes – The Difference You Make
Porkbelly Futures Rebecca Campbell Recording in Creemore
I was determined to have a few Q/W songs on this album. So I wrote this song with a view to collaborate with Paul. I played it for him and asked him to write a lyric for the second verse. We were in the studio doing a demo of it. It took him 5 minutes….and it’s the best verse. Rebecca... [Read more of this review]
Crooked Road Song Notes – Crazy Rain
This next year will be a year of “firsts”. This song imagines myself up north on a perfect summer’s evening, fishing for the first time, forever without my friend. I tried to invest it with meaning without being too maudlin. Paul said that he thought it was impossible to cast your line into the water and be a pessimist. “It’s an... [Read more of this review]
Crooked Road Song Notes – Can’t Find My Way
For the longest time after his divorce, every song Paul wrote was about the dissolution of his marriage. Only Paul could write such a happy sounding song about being so sad…
Listen to an excerpt from the song >> Can’t Find My Way Back (Excerpt)
CAN’T FIND MY WAY – LYRICS
Sitting in a bar, drinking in a bar
Wondering... [Read more of this review]
Crooked Road Song Notes – Nothing Costs a Nickel
Stuart Laughton and Porkbelly Futures during summer recording sessions in Creemore, ON July 2010
Like a lot of stuff Paul wrote, he would come at things from an oblique angle. This is about feeling like an anachronism. He was also determined to use the word “bull….” in every verse. He quietly produced this little gem at a rehearsal 2 years... [Read more of this review]
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