Steve (Knightley) and I have been recording in West Wales this week. We are going to get an album together for the tour in March. It sounds very earthy and organic, a good representation of a couple of mates sitting down and playing a few tunes. Couldn’t help but noticed that Woodie Guthrie’s ‘This land is your land’ was playing as a background to George Bush’s inauguration today. Woodie would have been turning in his grave. I’m getting ready to fly to Detroit next Thursday to start a five week tour across that great continent. Canada beckons as well and I’m particularly looking forward to going to Alaska for the first time.