Saturday, 13 February 2016

J&J's Studio 11th Feb - More drums please!

Don't mind if I do.


Feelin' the vibes.

Do I take my bow now?

Bit's n bobs.

Half man half biscuit!

D is for dog - M is for Minnie (basically more songs about me!).

Nick screened into the check.

It's been a long day.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016


STUPENDOUS UTTERLY STUPENDOUS !!! THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE HEARD IN AGES!!!! :~D I AM IN LOVE ALL OVER AGAIN There is no other musician who has been in music for so long who can still make a MASTERPIECE!

That was a post I had put up on Facebook last November. I was as excited as I was as a teenager when hearing a new Bowie album, only this time in a much deeper way because my life has been as a musician. I was/am so inspired that - into his later years - Bowie was still making music as innovate and uniquely him as ever. Proving that age does not dull creativity - in the right hands and hearts - it just gets better, richer, more realised.

Hearing BlackStar had made me sob with joy. Little was I to know that in 2 months I would be sobbing with such sadness for the loss of one of my all time heros!

It's been 10 days since the death of Bowie and I have played the BlackStar album, in the dark, every night before falling to sleep. Last night an overwhelming sadness filled me when listening to the title track. The reason Bowie's death is so poignant above all is that (I think) those of us that grew up with him being part and parcel of our self discovery feel somehow intimately connected. It feels like loosing some magical part of yourself. It was always my life long dream to do a song with Bowie ... perhaps my reward will now be in heaven!

PS: I wrote this blog post some weeks ago but never published it until today.