I knew it had been a while since I last wrote a diary entry but I was surprised at quite how long! Sorry. I hit the road hard after I got back from America and its all been a blur. Thanks to all of you who made the shows and as ever for your fantastic support. I loved the tour and we had some great nights. It was also good to be trying out a bunch of new material that I’m now going to start recording before heading back to Canada at the beginning of May.
As well as recording in my studio I have booked a few days with a small band set up next week to see how that feels with tracks like Lonely Like America and You’re the Moment. This last week saw me recording a song called ‘On This Celtic Morning’ which is my attempt to write a song for the Ryder Cup that takes place for the first time on Welsh soil in October. It will be sent off to the powers that be and I’m hoping I might have created something that will capture the passion and magic of what is going to be an amazing week at the Celtic Manor.
Tonight I’m near London where tomorrow I will play golf with my dad in a tournament we have been playing in now for thirty-five years. The Fathers and Sons tournament was first played at West Hill Golf Club in 1931 and is a wonderful event. We play in the first round tomorrow afternoon, though it’s a knock out event so once we lose a match we head home. The results are usually reported in the Telegraph but I will be honest enough to let you know how we get on in the next epistle.
A bunch of people have been trying to persuade me start twittering, including Mr Simon Mayo, but I remain unconvinced. I mean look how long it takes me between these diary entries let alone every half hour. We shall see but I do promise not to leave quite so long before the next update.