We were tearing along in Tony’s car today on the way to the studio listening to Black Sabbath when a truck signalled to go into our lane and went to move towards us, pulling out at the last minute. Miraculously the two cups of coffee I was holding didn’t spill and we lived. It just reminded me of those split-second decisions that come so close to disaster, “Too beautiful a day to die”.
I was playing an old Gibson J50 acoustic today as well as a Rickenbacker 620 and the Gretsch 6120 from 1961 exploring different approaches to the songs. In the studio all week with Arktik Lake and not finding much time to do anything else. Swimming and gyming are impossible to fit in. Sessioneering, I will be in touch with everyone as my schedule becomes clear. As I write I’m falling asleep after another long day and less sleep than I need. If you are waiting to hear from me, it’s the weekend.
Music today has been The Nits‘ Hat EP (1988), my introduction to the band that led me to seek out all their albums. But today we heard the terrible news that their studio has burned down, losing their guitars, master tapes, their history, see the link here.