Massively unpopular and completely unknown

The author (left) and Jill O’Sullivan of Do The Gods Speak Esperanto, performing “Dead Man’s Island” in Glasgow in 2014.

Songs are never really “owned” … The author is a ghost; a specter haunting the music.

I once changed a lyric to a song because a band mate misheard it. His lyric was far better than the one I intended.

“Dead Man’s Island,” written by Sean Cumming and Jill O’Sullivan of Do The Gods Speak Esperanto.
“Dead Man’s Island,’ by Sean Cumming and Jill O’Sullivan, performed by Robin Adams.
“Dead Man’s Island,” by Sean Cumming and Jill O’Sullivan. Performed by Bonnie “Prince” Billy.

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Sean Cumming

Sean Cumming

Sean Cumming is a writer, poet, and musician from a small town on the West Coast of Scotland. He currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. seancumming.com