Album: Chronicles of Modern Life (2008)


  • It was because of this song that Priestman recorded the Chronicles of Modern Life album. He explained to The Daily Telegraph March 25, 2009 that he wrote this song "with a friend, Tom Gilbert, and he bullied me into singing it." Priestman added: "Its about embracing growing old. The line was 'I'm the same age as my father was when I first thought he was old'. It was a country song and we thought we'd try to get it to Nashville and get someone to record it, so I sang it in this bad Bob Dylan voice. And in a way I found a voice I wasn't cringing at, that fit with the music we were making. It's me singing about my life, and we just kept going. The songs came out so quickly, it was almost like a stream of consciousness. We did the whole thing in three weeks. I didn't know if there would be a market and I honestly wasn't bothered. I've got a laptop. Got a few good mics. I can play everything myself. The record company took me to dinner at a nice restaurant last night, and the bill came to more than it cost to make my whole album."


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