For this blog post, however, I've just popped in to bring you then news that Shirley's and my original song - I've Got Legs - has been short-listed in the final 30 entries for the Australian Songwriters Association - Songwriting Competition, 2022 - Children's Music category.
You can see all the finalists here: https://www.asai.org.au/2021-top-30-minus-rock-indie/
This is very exciting and Shirley and I are crossing our fingers that we might go to the next stage - the top 10.
I'd like to clearly state that the entry should read "I've Got Legs" by Simon Chate and Shirley Robertson."
When I submitted the song, I'd forgotten what a pivotal role my wife, Shirley played in its creation (almost 20 years ago!) and I submitted it under my own name. Since then, I've remembered its inception ... Shirley and I were singing in the car and we came up with a very catchy tune and some good lyrics! I then took the idea, wrote a bunch more lyrics, arranged and recorded some music and developed it into a great little song. While I definitely did the lions share of its creation, Shirley's role is definitely worthy of a songwriting credit!
So, if you' like to have a wee listen, here it is: