Richard Thompson “Freeze” – emotional statues

Well, obviously we don’t need to explain who Richard Thompson is to you, dear musically aware reader, and if you’ve been paying attention to our news stories you’ll already know about the upcoming album and tour.  So that’s all taken care of, so we can move right away to today’s song, taken from the ‘Ship to Shore‘ album – is that title a nod to the eclectism of the pirate radio stations of Thompson’s youth?  Maybe.  ‘Freeze‘ is heavily into the Folk-Rock mould that many would associate Richard Thompson with, and it deals with the bombardment from all sides of things to do and be done, of emotional impacts, anchors and oppositional thrusts.  Is it any wonder that sometimes it is hard to make a decision?  As Thompson says: “Oh, for heaven’s sake, do something. Forwards, backwards, sideways, anything. There is nothing to fear but fear itself… no, I take it back, it’s all terrifying choices. Good luck.”

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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