You cannot complete this read without imagining the pain endured and the constant worry of "plateauing". But it's only imagining. It takes a lot to move a 46 yr old fella to near tears at the descriptive Grace uses. I often read this through glazy eyes. I think it's probably the realisation of mortality that we all begin to feel around this age.

I have seen Edwyn and the band three times in the last 3 years and each time the performance of the songs is more assured and dynamic. Watching the first of these I felt an intense sense of expectation and concern. It is natural and yet you know that the crowd are only ever going to be completely blown away by the triumphance of the effort. Moreover it is the music that is all enveloping once the initial anxiety has been overcome. Surely that's what it was always about.

I wonder sometimes whether musicians really understand the deep effect that their writing can have on their audience. Sure they understand that adulation and often infatuation can occur but do they really appreciate that a certain song or even a line within in strikes at the heart of a particular event or occasion for some people, often in a profound way. It can resonate with people and is carried around with them awaiting to be revealed; opened at the sound of a passing car radio or humming of a stranger. We all have our examples of these songs. They are personal and often mean nothing outside of the context of the memory or emotion they invoke, which is why there is no relevance in mentioning my own.

I still find it incredulous that Home Again was written pre Edwyn's injury. The introspection and emotion seems almost prophetic; a great piece of work and then he turns out Losing Sleep. Remarkable.

Grace, thank you for the insight, honesty and humour and giving the support that allows Edwyn to continue to enthrall us all. We are all walking in the sun.

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Comment by Rich Cundill on December 8, 2010 at 23:17
Lovely writing Paul, captures a lot of my feelings about Edwyn's songs. Thanks.

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