I imagine this might be a good place to mention that I have another CD about ready for human consumption. It's called The Signal Man's Leap. It's actually been ready for months but due to technicalities it got delayed.
It's still delayed but we have moved from a stand-still to a slow crawl. We are progressing.
I'll keep you posted. Hopefully we will be ready within the month. (Yea right).
Lavender and Gasoline.
I guess I forgot to mention that I put out a new CD a while back. I think it was in September.
Well it's called Lavender and Gasoline and it's a fairly spooky affair.
Someone once asked me why I always left all the best bits off my CDs.
I really don't know what to say but I guess I should say something. When we first arrived in Regensburg, we often went to see Dave's band, The Fiascos, play at the Harp. They formed part of the first impressions we had of Regensburg. When we left, Dave let us host our going away party at Gallagher's and what a party it was! And in between that time, it really was an 8-year pub crawl for us.
What's Oil Really For? It's a fair bet that oil wasn't put on this earth to fuel cars. It was here long before there were cars though it may not be here when the cars are gone. There sure was a lot of it. Mother Nature spent a lot of energy producing it. It's hard to believe that it didn't serve some useful function.
Teaching. Sammish Woods Montessori School 23rd March till April 1st I am not a teacher and I don't pretend to be one either. I have no teaching qualifications whatsoever. I do have some experience teaching individual guitar lessons but I have never taught a whole class at one time. .
THE RAG AND BONE DRUM.
Since I wrote this, my sister has moved house......
My sister lives in La Loge in an old farmhouse in the official middle of French Nowhere. It's very peaceful there. Hardly a car passes by all day. So how the cat managed to get itself run over, I don't know. I suspect the baker may know something about it.
I have always been fascinated with wildlife. As a child I had countless toy animals and every Christmas I was presented with heaps of animal books. Not kid books either. Real text books filled with Latin names and weights and measurements and facts of life.
The Case for the cheap Instrument over the expensive. If I wasn't broke, would I record any differently? Would I still be drawn to old broken instruments or would I suddenly want expensive Gibsons, Martins, and Rickenbackers?
To the non skier, the Winter Olympics can come across as a rather repetitive and boring spectacle. Why? Because they are faceless. Almost every competitor is clothed identically in layers of thermal scuba diving gear and gloves and goggles. They could as easily be the Teletubbies or terrorists.
Bad gigs are, of course far more interesting than good gigs.
Thoughts gathered, while walking on a winding forest trail.