NEW VIDEO: SONG FOR A RAINY DAY
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iT0EqlX_18
This song was written by my beloved friend Jonny Walker, whose death in 2018 cracked me open and let in the light.
JOIN IN WITH THIS SONG AND WIN A PRIVATE CONCERT
Sing or play along with Song For A Rainy Day, and I'll play a gig just for you (and any friends you want to invite), or if you prefer I'll give you a one-to-one guitar lesson, or we can even just chat if you want. No musical ability is necessary, but if you do want to learn the song on guitar then there's full Tab and a simple chord/lyrics sheet, both available for free or Pay What You Want. (Anything you choose to donate will go to The Swan Song Project). Everything you need to know is at https://jongomm.com/rain
A human whirlwind, Jonny Walker seemed to live two days for every one of mine. Performing, activism, and endlessly helping others. He was loved as a street performer for his emotional openness and honesty, which was entirely genuine. You could be feeling down and he'd just knock the wind out of you with a smile that beamed love and optimism.
He was the most frustrating but rewarding guitar pupil I ever had: Trying to teach him was always like trying to hit a moving target, but what he did with that knowledge was take to the streets and create special moments in people's lives.
His last 18 months were the most painful and scary I have seen anyone endure, and the strength and kindness Jonny showed throughout were an inspiration to me, but in the end it was too much for him, and he took his own life. I desperately miss the support we gave to each other.
I love you mate. I got the last line from this song tattooed on my left forearm. I wish I could show you.
This track is from my album The Faintest Idea: Get it on vinyl, CD or Deluxe 3-disc Book Edition from https://jongomm.com/new-album-the-faintest-idea
Thanks for watching.