Biography

Well my name's actually Martin and I was born and raised in a small town outside Johannesburg, though I've been living in a small town just outside Leeds in Yorkshire for the past 400 years or so, playing in various bands and duos and ensembles of nefarious type.
I got my first guitar when I was 15 and started writing songs the day after as I was too dumb to realise that you were allowed to play other people's music. Then 15 years later, in April 2008, I discovered the Mac and finally started getting my songs down and out there into iCompland where all the strange yet somehow lovely people live. I didn't know it was possible to have so much fun by yourself on the computer.
At the moment I'm using a mac book, a semi-acoustic Ovation guitar, an SM58 mic and two Lightsnake USB-to-instrument leads to record everything and I'm having a whale (wail ... wale .... whail??? Where the hell did that saying come from?) of a time!
Hope you enjoy it too.
Cheers

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Being in a band ... January 22, 2015
Being in a band ...
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A funny thing happened at the pub last night ... February 10, 2012
MSI - Terrifying yet wonderful September 4, 2011
Regarding my song being discussed on MSI
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My Brave New Digital World February 9, 2009
How my life is going digital ...
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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
I've Been Doing It Wrong Comedy Jun 8, 2017 168
Somebody Hates You (Actually, Everybody Does) Alternative Apr 7, 2017 333
Donald Trump to Ground Control Comedy Nov 24, 2016 684
Meat Comedy Oct 7, 2016 361
Being With You Alternative Sep 16, 2016 450
Brass Monkeys and Paper Tigers Other Sep 8, 2016 301
We're All Going To Die Explicit Comedy Aug 19, 2016 456
"How Much Money Is There, Out There?" Alternative Aug 8, 2016 341
Just Another Song Alternative Aug 7, 2016 377
Let's Do It Again Alternative Jul 14, 2016 384
Clear Lines Classical Jun 3, 2016 407
Panama Papers Song Explicit Comedy Apr 21, 2016 497
Are You An Inny Or An Outty? Explicit Alternative Jan 23, 2016 363
Hope Alternative Nov 21, 2015 337
I Don't Know Who My Daddy Is. Country Sep 14, 2015 596
This is the 21st century, right? Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 22, 2015 533
Zero Hours Alternative May 11, 2015 409
We Are This England (acoustic) Explicit Alternative Apr 23, 2015 427
I Touch Myself (because no one else will) Alternative Mar 20, 2015 519
Drinking For Two Other Mar 13, 2015 502
Make You Happy Alternative Jul 16, 2014 526
The Family Do Alternative Jun 12, 2014 594
The Gove Song Comedy Mar 12, 2014 1167
Staying In Love Alternative Feb 27, 2014 923
Marvelous and Groovy Alternative Feb 14, 2014 559
So, What Happens To The Words I Read? Childrens Feb 7, 2014 538
Soup Of The Dead Rock Feb 3, 2014 648
Sharon's Song Folk Jan 31, 2014 672
Nobody Alternative Jan 30, 2014 481
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Alternative Jan 24, 2014 587
Let Us Shine Alternative Jan 16, 2014 729
We're All Gonna Die Explicit Inspirational Dec 13, 2013 692
No More Innocents Alternative Dec 13, 2013 388
Manimals (Book Club #2 - Life of Pi) Alternative Dec 11, 2013 570
The Royal Mail Song Alternative Sep 20, 2013 782
Brave New World (Book Club #1) Alternative Sep 12, 2013 788
Max reading 'Whiffy Wilson' Spoken Word May 6, 2013 1436
Time For It Now ... (The "Griot" Years) Alternative Apr 13, 2013 489
God's Truth! (Devil's in the detail ...) (video) Music Videos Mar 13, 2013 936
She's Not You ... (video) Music Videos Dec 3, 2012 888
Happy Corporate Culture (video) Music Videos Sep 17, 2012 762
We Had A Fight (video) Music Videos Jun 7, 2012 830
Rise Up (video) Music Videos Mar 23, 2012 1084
Funny You (video) Music Videos Mar 9, 2012 571
Let's Get Together (and prove each other wrong) Alternative Feb 23, 2012 1412
iwantiwantiwantiwant (video) Music Videos Feb 20, 2012 1221
One Whole Day Alternative Feb 10, 2012 1092
Gonna Make You Happy (video - fixed) Music Videos Feb 3, 2012 1459
Freak's Show Rock Feb 2, 2012 913
Staying Alive (Hallelujah) Comedy Jan 13, 2012 1883
Son of my Sorrow Alternative Dec 8, 2011 1369
Digging Holes Explicit Country Aug 26, 2011 3687
Gonna Make You Happy Alternative Jul 29, 2011 1767
Those Dirt Walls Alternative Jul 21, 2011 902
Pianissimomo Classical Jul 7, 2011 820
Loving All the Wrong People Alternative Jul 7, 2011 959
Can a Duvet Stop the Living Dead? Pop Jun 24, 2011 1339
Polly-Anna In A Swimsuit Rock Jun 10, 2011 1389
Call Yourself A Man Pop May 5, 2011 1293
Into My Arms Alternative Feb 21, 2011 944
Playing To The Cheap Seats Alternative Jan 3, 2011 1144
Someone to See Alternative Sep 23, 2010 898
Why Can't You Love Me? (For what I could've been ... ) Alternative Sep 17, 2010 939
I'm Not Here To Make Friends Explicit Rock Aug 29, 2010 2689
Alphabug .... (Insecta) Childrens Aug 15, 2010 2153
Komplek City Alternative May 31, 2010 1227
Being Human Electronica Apr 23, 2010 1140
Your Thoughts May Be Recorded For Training And Security Purposes Alternative Apr 9, 2010 1613
We're All Gonna Die ... La La La Laaaa Explicit Inspirational Apr 1, 2010 1914
Tom Waits For No Man Explicit Jazz Mar 26, 2010 2054
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) Rock Mar 4, 2010 5491
Save Yourself Collab Metal Jan 21, 2010 1182
I Wrote This Song In Pencil Alternative Jan 14, 2010 2043
I'm Just Doing What Everybody Else Is Doing Alternative Dec 10, 2009 1113
Frozen Little Robot Pop Nov 26, 2009 1074
We Are This England Explicit Pop Sep 24, 2009 1193
Big Mac Collab Blues Aug 29, 2009 1346
Living ... (The "Parker" years) Alternative Aug 7, 2009 1357
Never Gonna Cry Again Country Jul 28, 2009 1567
Crawl Creature ... Crawl Metal Jun 11, 2009 1388
Fires Light The Way Alternative Mar 15, 2009 1931
Piano Quartet (For Legs with Traffic) Collab Classical Feb 25, 2009 1248
Come To Me You Dirty Little Rock'n'Rollers Electronica Feb 17, 2009 1550
Love Is In The Air ... Breathe Deeply Pop Feb 5, 2009 1809
Christmas Prayer Collab Holiday Jan 22, 2009 1486
Tis the Season ... (The "Luka" Years) Alternative Dec 27, 2008 1140
Merry Birthday Holiday Dec 24, 2008 1137
Bless the Good Ship iComp Lord Collab Folk Dec 17, 2008 4101
Sick Spirit ... Hold Me In Your Arms Metal Dec 9, 2008 2244
Hey! Hologram! ... (The "Luka" Years) Alternative Nov 30, 2008 1668
Guess Who's Coming .... Alternative Nov 6, 2008 1474
iwantiwantiwantiwant Explicit Punk Oct 17, 2008 2640
Gustav and the Devil Collab Jazz Sep 10, 2008 2061
The Weathergirl Pop Aug 15, 2008 1831
Your Wife Collab Country Jul 30, 2008 2108
Harvey ... (The "Luka" Years) Alternative Jul 11, 2008 2518
Lie, Steal and Cheat Folk Jul 10, 2008 1680
I.C.B.M. Sexy Alternative Jun 29, 2008 1754
Words on Words Spoken Word Jun 24, 2008 1416
Rock n Roll Soul Cake (aka Mercury) Collab Rock Jun 23, 2008 3176
The Girl With No Shame Folk Jun 18, 2008 3770
What happens to the words I hear? Spoken Word Jun 16, 2008 1240
Friend Alternative Jun 11, 2008 1860
Hold On Collab Pop Jun 10, 2008 1809
Get That Finger Up ......... (mini-song 53 seconds) Rock Jun 8, 2008 1855
I Hear You Don't Know ... (mini-song 55 seconds) Alternative Jun 5, 2008 1088
Tis the Season Rock Jun 3, 2008 1052
Mischief Pop May 29, 2008 1323
Set in Stone Alternative May 22, 2008 1603
I Heard It In The Bass Line Jazz May 19, 2008 2468
You're All Of This (and more) Alternative May 15, 2008 1266
Funny You Alternative May 15, 2008 1084
Let's Start A Little War Alternative May 15, 2008 1229
Famous Rock May 14, 2008 1654
All Night Talkers Pop May 13, 2008 1826
Man United Alternative May 13, 2008 1370

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Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
A Very Good Time Matt Granz [+1] Rock 784
Nobody Was Keeping Score But Me mfwmiles Alternative 331
Reflex Max42 Other 300
Please be with me (2) Max42 Dance 285
The Miracle of Space and Time (Ennead #8) mfwmiles Alternative 1597
Glömda kärleksord brnPetra Alternative 605
Wonderland With You SISTERS Alternative 679
I Was Named By My Mother (Ennead #7) mfwmiles Alternative 2033
In Memoriam Robin Williams georgeptingley Classical 883
Ode to The Postman Marty :) RubyDubidoux [+1] Inspirational 1512
Familiar Taste of Poison (Cover) LunaBleu [+1] Alternative 1796
Listen To the Idiot (The Stranger in Your Dreams) (Ennead # 6) mfwmiles Alternative 2098
Guitars, Lightbulb,s Drums alanatomic Funk 1049
Fooled Around And Fell In Love RubyDubidoux [+1] Blues 1305
Your Only Guest marshall2288 Rock 772
Primus Superfluous (Ennead #3) mfwmiles Other 1657
back again ccarling Pop 646
En Förlorad Värld brnPetra [+1] Alternative 1594
Big Head [MSI: Remix] 8MonthMalfunction [+4] Electronica 1744
Anthony Zeppelin456 Rock 494
never ending story (limahl cover) that80sboy [+2] Pop 3420
Calling You gepo Country 1109
doomsday sarahdupuis Alternative 660
Boys of Bedlam (cover) randolf Folk 879
London Cabbie Cowboy MattFrance Country 898
Two Is Better Than One v2 instrumental randolf Pop 4751
One Horse Town BossHook [+2] Rock 3648
All / Oil Is Well Trilobite2 Alternative 1481
Fragile Glass (Song Bird) Everine R&B 1892
MIND CONTROL SISTERS Rock 1591
World Class Fad Dyl Alternative 1413
One Rock From Canada Trilobite2 Classical 1279
SWING THE CIRCLE SISTERS Jazz 1392
WALKIN IN THE RAIN (w/Cathi Rice) MickD [+1] R&B 2033
Don't Hear The Distance 8MonthMalfunction [+2] Electronica 1618
5LUG 5P4WN KnqulearShift Rock 1100
Oo Ee Oo Ah Ah NomadicMind Alternative 2195
WONDER MickD R&B 1220
lizard [an original song!] randolf Childrens 4980
Dendrites AcetyleneJukebox Electronica 1621
I will make you forget you were sad 9volt_tongue Pop 879
Lord Is It Mine etgilles [+1] Rock 1928
South of Vulcan - 4- Last Touch Surak [+2] Metal 3212
The iComps International Agnostic Monotone Choir Mark_Hayes Other 1759
A Song For Wendell Trilobite2 Inspirational 1786
Stjrnor p mitt tcke brnPetra [+2] Alternative 1858
iCompositions v1 pm [+1] Music Videos 2815
When the Earth Lies Still Kybele Folk 946
Yesterdays (2) pedroberto Jazz 1209
The PAIN in Loving You by Storkaas TheOmegaProject [+3] Jazz 5281
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