singer/songwriter based in the Yarra Valley east of Melbourne

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Ken Minty tipped 100 coins on "Get it Right"
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Ken Minty tipped 100 coins on "Swan's Lullaby"
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by Ken Minty
Released 8 months ago
Jazz & Blues
Over the years a lot of people have asked me what this song is all about … and when I say “a lot of people”, I mean … hardly anybody! Actually, I can't recall anyone ever asking me about it. Oh well, I'll just get on with it then.
by Ken Minty
Released 10 months ago
Folk & Singer-Songwriter
Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc) was found guilty of heresy and burned at the stake at Rouen in 1431. Her story needs no retelling. The first two verses of the song are from the standpoint of her executioner, Geoffrey Thérage, who was haunted by his part in her death - according to Pernoud, Thérage stated that he "greatly feared to be damned” for his part in the affair. The third verse places this moral crisis in a more modern context. Rachel Cory (Rachel Aliene Corrie) died in Rafah, Palestine in 2003 while taking part “in efforts to prevent the Israeli army's demolition of Palestinian houses” (quote from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Corrie , 06 Feb 2017)
by Ken Minty
Released 10 months ago
Jazz & Blues
Sometimes, things, like life, are not quite what you expect them to be
by Ken Minty
Released 11 months ago
Alternative Rock
Involves some layering of rhythms using piano, bass, several guitars and, need I say it, percussion. Inspired by a story in Jack Vance's novel “The Eyes of the Overworld” Lyrics: this is my curse: revenge is a cord that binds me along this path waits my adversary fate comes in many flavours, passions and pain the curse won’t be lifted until vengeance is gained at journey’s end, only my foe shall mourn me when blood stains his sword, then I shall be free
by Ken Minty
Released 1 year ago
original, ballad
A ballad in 14:16 meter. Inspired by a story in Jack Vance's novel "The Dying Earth"
by Ken Minty
Released 1 year ago
Jazz & Blues
I began writing this song in 2009. While working on it, two years later, in July 2011, news came of the insane massacre on the island of Utoya, Norway. The impact on me was devastating, and this song is my cry of pain. The rhythm is an unusual departure from the usual 4:4 of popular music, being written with 16 beat bars grouped at 3-3-3-3-4. I was looking, in this way, to sustain a high and continuous level of tension. The title comes from Tolkein's Silmarillion, in which the Noldorin elves attack the largely defenceless refugees from Morgoth's invasion of Beleriand.
by Ken Minty
Released 1 year ago
Rock
an attempt at popular music
by Ken Minty
Released 1 year ago
Rock; Narrative
Four hundred and seventeen years ago, a band of Spartan musicians were fleeing up the Tigris river, hotly pursued by an angry Persian orchestra. At last, in desparation, they turned into the dreaded Mountains of Carduchia. There, after surviving an encounter with the notorious squirrels of Carduchia, they entered a small highland valley. Unbeknownst to them, they had unwittingly entered the Valley of Falling Pianos. No-one knows exactly where these pianos come from, one theory is that these are quantum pianos which spontaneously appear out of nothingness to fall on hapless travellers below. Be that as it may, our heroes did write a song about this rather strange and dangerous place. This is NOT that song!
by Ken Minty
Released 1 year ago
Jazz & Blues
A ballad based on a poorly remembered story from my childhood
by Ken Minty
Released 2 years ago
Alternative Rock
there is a balance between security and liberty ... finding that balance is the hard part
by Ken Minty
Released 2 years ago
Folk & Singer-Songwriter
an attempt to create a pop song with a five beat bar
by Ken Minty
Released 2 years ago
Jazz & Blues
4 triads, three bars, eleven shots ... what more can I say?
by Ken Minty
Released 2 years ago
Jazz & Blues
A classic problem in both physics and human nature.
by Ken Minty
Released 2 years ago
Jazz & Blues
It's a hard life (sigh). Recorded January 2015 with Bill Kavanagh's Blues Affliction at Inspired Sound Stidio.
by Ken Minty
Released 2 years ago
Jazz & Blues
According to my understanding of the scientific study of human origin, there are ancient proto-human species which are known only through footprints made millions of years ago. In all that time the only thing we have found out for sure is that things are what they are, and will probably continue to be so until we are no more.
by Ken Minty
Released 2 years ago
Jazz & Blues
We all end up in this situation eventually
by Ken Minty
Released 2 years ago
Jazz & Blues
Ken Minty with Bill Kavanagh's Blues Affliction, recorded at Inspired Sound Studio January 2015
by Ken Minty
Released 2 years ago
guitar boogie, Jazz & Blues
A straight-forward guitar boogie in 12:8 that I commonly play with the help of other musicians, though I have sometimes done it solo. The lyrics are a rather dark take on unconsidered religious belief, and it is up to the instruments to keep it moving. Dedicated to Gene Vincent, who won me with the line “now-how-how-how-how”, and to Martin Luther King who showed me what religion could be. Lyrics: once a wild man was trying to find a place to stay he took along a book to look up the way the fellow thought without it he’d get lost, he’d obey it at any cost and he expects to find that place one of these days and though his sight is not too strong on a clear day he can see the dawn along that long and lonesome road there’s nowhere you can stop it goes straight uphill but you can’t reach the top there are no signs on either side, cause no one needs a guide you just have to walk that road until you drop and when that wild man is done, the book is chained to the back of his wild son