Really enjoyed the three recent shows in Brecon, Stroud and Hitchin. In between tour/album gigs are probably where one is most relaxed and able to raid the back catalogue a little more. It was also good to see a good reaction to new material and that bodes well as I continue to bury myself in studio land
The album I think will be called ‘Vegas’ and it’s interesting to see how that theme runs through things. I’m avoiding the temptation to put on a white jump suite and get a chest wig. Intriguing also is the way some songs make there way to tape without fuss, whilst others put up a struggle that finds you playing them for the 55th time at 3am. I also know that they will grow in character way beyond their first birth and that frustrates me. I wish I could play them for two years and then record them for the first time. They just do what they want I guess.
Just heard my old mate from California Dave Batstone being interviewed on BBC Radio 5 about slave trafficking. Extraordinary that this still goes on whilst we live blithely on. So much sadness in this world..