Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter - "The Things I Meant To Say" - a new original song, written & performed by Halftime Cornet. I've never been much good at talking. My inability to say what's on my mind is legendary amongst those who know me well. For reasons I don't really understand, I tend to get nervous and flustered and often end up tying myself in knots - and saying something very different to what I meant to say. It's very frustrating ! This song attempts to explain the problem.
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"The Things I Meant To Say" - a new original song, written & performed by Halftime Cornet. I've never been much good at talking. My inability to say what's on my mind is legendary amongst those who know me well. For reasons I don't really understand, I tend to get nervous and flustered and often end up tying myself in knots - and saying something very different to what I meant to say. It's very frustrating ! This song attempts to explain the problem.
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(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes - a cover version of Elvis Costello's song by Halftime Cornet. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------- My favourite period of rock history is the late 70s, when "new wave" music dominated the scene. It produced so many great records, by bands like Elvis Costello & the Attractions, the Jam, the Boomtown Rats and the Clash to name just a few. It was during this period that I first became aware of this song - in 1977, on Elvis Costello's debut album "My Aim Is True" - and it remains a big favourite. This is my version - hope you have time to have a listen !
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Vocals
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Voices In My Head - a new original written & performed by Halftime Cornet.. This is a song about self-doubt and the nagging criticisms that I guess that we all hear from the voices in our own heads. (You don't ? - oh shoot - just me then !)
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
Hanging On To That Beat - a new original song by Halftime Cornet
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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"Lover's Cross" by Halftime Cornet This is my cover version of Jim Croce's wonderful song. I first became aware of the song when I bought Jim Croce's fifth and final album "I Got A Name", back in 1973/4. The album, apparently completed just a week before he died tragically in a plane crash, contains some great, timeless songs - but this one has always been a big favourite of mine. No infringement of copyright is intended.
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
That Ship Has Sailed - a new original song by Halftime Cornet. © 2018 - all rights reserved The standard advice for aspiring writers is always "to write about what you know" ........... So with that advice in mind, here is my song about failure - or, more precisely, about the failure to take advantage of the various opportunities that have cropped up throughout my life.(and trust me, I know a lot about that !) Yet oddly enough, I don't really regard it as a downbeat song - because it's perhaps also about the pointlessness of spending too much time on regret ....after all, that ship has sailed. I hope you'll have the chance to have a listen and let me know what you think !
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"Getting Burned" by Halftime Cornet © All rights reserved 2018.  This is a slightly revised version of an original song that I first posted a few years ago, with a new video to go with it. Hope you enjoy it !
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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This is a song called "Sleepwalking - an original, written and performed by me. Hope you have time to take a listen !
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
Night Time Rider I wrote this song during a period in my life when I was living and working a lon... read moreg way from the people I cared most about. Although it's not strictly auto-biographical, the lyrics do kind of sum up the way I was feeling at the time. © 2018 - all rights reserved
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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Battlehymn For The Underdog Battlehymn For The Under-Dog (or "About The Size Of It") - an original song by Halftime Cornet. As a sports fan (as well as a music fan) I've always been a sucker for the under-dog story. You know the kind of thing - when the unfancied, unsung, little guy / team takes on the mighty, undefeated champion and is expected to get roundly beaten, but somehow pulls off a remarkable performance and produces an unlikely victory. (Think Leicester City winning the English football's Premier League in 2016, or Japan beating South Africa in the 2016 rugby World Cup - or Pittsburgh winning baseball's World Series in 1960, or the New York Patriots' win in the 2001 Superbowl - or in boxing, James Buster Douglas knocking out World Heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson in 1990). This is my song for the little guy.....or indeed anybody who thinks that they can (despite being told that they probably can't !) The video accompanying the song includes footage of my own personal favourite under-dog story - the 1976 FA Cup Final. Hope you'll forgive this self-indulgence - but we Saints' fans don't get much to cheer about !!
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
Bitter And Blue This is a new version of a song that I originally posted a few years back via Soundcloud. However, I deleted it later after having some difficulties accessing Soundcloud recordings through Fandalism. Hope you like it !
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
"Since You Came Along" - an original song, written & performed by Halftime Cornet. This is my new... read more song - hope you have time to have a listen and let me know what you think. The video includes the lyrics - in case anyone is interested. (It also has some cute animal pics that I found on the internet). Hope you find it entertaining !
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
"Keep Pushing" - an original song by Halftime Cornet. This is a new version of a song that I originally posted on Fando 2 or 3 years ago (now deleted). This new version has what I hope is an improved vocal track and better sound quality. Please have a listen and let me know what you think. The video clip is an extract from the 1923 silent movie classic "Safety Last" starring Harold Lloyd. Those of you who suffer from vertigo may wish to listen with your eyes closed !
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"Separately" - an original song, written & performed by Halftime Cornet. This is my latest song - if you have time, I hope you'll have a listen and let me know what you think. As always, any feedback would be much appreciated. The video clip is a wonderful piece of 90s nostalgia. Taken, of course, from the 1990 blockbuster movie "Ghost", it features Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze as the luvved up couple, torn apart and struggling to find a way to cope "separately" (she in this world and he in the next). OK, I admit the link between the song and the clip is rather tenuous - but, hey, it's always good to see Demi and Patrick's efforts at pottery !
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
"Nowhere Fast" - an original song written & performed by Halftime Cornet. This is a song about the frenetic pace of modern life and how it has us racing around in ever-decreasing circles trying to keep up. It's a bit odd that I should have chosen this as a subject for a song as I retired from work some time ago, and since then (thankfully), the pace of my own life has been much more gentle and sedate than it had been previously ! Anyway, I hope you enjoy it !
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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"Invisible War" - performed by Halftime Cornet. This is a cover of a song written by the British singer songwriter, Julia Fordham. I first heard it on Julia's wonderful self-titled debut album released in 1988. If you are not familiar with her original version of the song, I heartily recommend it - it is one of many delights on that album. Please note that all rights to the song are held by the writer and no infringement of copyright is intended.
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
Now That's What I Call Love - an original song written & perfprmed by Halftime Cornet. This is a new recording of a song that I wrote some 40-odd years ago when I was about 16 or 17 years old. Although I wrote quite a few songs around that time, there are not many that I still sing and, of that small number, I think this is probably the only one from that era that remains unchanged and exactly as I originally wrote it. As the title suggests, it's a love song - and it represents my attempt at describing the perfect girl for me, although I'm surprised that I had much idea about such things at that age ! Nowadays when I sing it, it feels like I could have been describing my wife in the song - although I didn't actually meet her until more than 10 years after I wrote it !
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"Katie" - an original song written & performed by Halftime Cornet. © 2017 - all rights reserved. ...... read moreI know (from my own experience) that some people have difficulty accessing Fando-posts via Soundcloud - so here is the link direct to the Souncloud file in case it helps : https://soundcloud.com/halftime-cornet/katie
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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Hi - this is my new song. I hope that you'll have time to give it a listen - and let me know what you think. "Starting All Over" written & performed by Halftime Cornet. ©2017 - all rights reserved 
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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Emotional Elevator
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
This is a song that featured on Leonard Cohen's debut album "The Songs Of...", released in December 1967. So many wonderful songs followed.
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Vocals
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"Lady of the Mountains" (original) This is my new song "Lady of the Mountains". I have illustrated the song on this video file with some pretty stunning wallpaper pictures - but please note that I don't own these images. They are the work of someone called Martin Driver and I found them on the website : http://wallpapersafari.com/summer-mountain-wallpaper/
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
I wrote this song after reading a seemingly endless succession of newspaper stories about greed, corruption and hypocrisy among fat-cat businessmen and politicians. It's a scenario that enrages a lot of people here in the UK - but it might strike a chord in other parts of the world too. I wish I could claim that my song presents a well-thought answer to the problem, but to be honest it ended up as a bit of a rant against the injustice of it all ! Even so, a good rant every now and then can be very therapeutic !
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
"Angeline" - an original song written & performed by Halftime Cornet. © All rights reserved 2016. Hi - this is my new song. If you get the chance, please give it a listen and let me know what you think. Hope you like it ! 
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Singer / songwriter
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
My first contribution for a while. It's an alternative take on another of my first postings on Fandalism. I hope you enjoy it.
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
"Waiting For The Right Time" (original song written & performed by Halftime Cornet) When I first joined Fandalism, nearly a year ago, this was one of the first songs that I posted. Apologies then for posting it again, but while running through it the other day, I came up with this rather different version, which I thought gave it a new twist. Please have a listen and let me know what you think. © All rights reserved 
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
"You Turned My Life Around" by Halftime Cornet (© 2015 - all rights reserved)
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
"Breaking Free" - a new song written & performed by Halftime Cornet
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
"Sweet Deceiver" written & performed by Halftime Cornet
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
"Love Minus Zero / No Limit" by Halftime Cornet This is a cover version of a Bob Dylan song, that was first heard on Dylan's classic album "Bringing It All Back Home", back in 1965. The album still remains one of my all-time favourites.
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Vocals
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
"The Day That Romance Died" - a new song by Halftime Cornet.
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Halftime Cornet (Mike F) - Songwriter
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