It was as if we were being hunted by the rain, as soon as we went out, it came crashing down. We arrived at the post office and just sat in the car for about 10 minutes just waiting for it to abate. At the psychedelic psupermarket as soon as we left the car, it rained more heavily. The drops were the size of light bulbs and even when the sky looked brighter the deluge continued. This is what keeps England green and people indoors although there were people getting drenched as if having a bucket of water thrown over you and the dog was normal. The snow is coming back, spring has been kidnapped, locked in a shed with summer’s lawnmower and the garden furniture, there must be a ransom to pay, perhaps to Mother Earth for all the mistreatment.
Rehearsals continued today although I was distracted by a nuthatch on the tree and the woodpecker on the feeder. Yesterday a pheasant in the field and throughout the day the robins, the dunnocks, the bluetits and the blackbirds, the squirrel balancing precariously on the thinner branches at the top of the tree. Today Olivia shooed a large wasp out of the bathroom and on the wall a spider in the same spot for a week. The crows gather in the fields beyond the house, a lone seagull and yes, a lone pigeon.
A sesh with Jeff in Ohio today and a plan to come back to America to work with sessioneers on their projects is about to be put into action. Atlanta Craig’s Blueburst project has been getting some well-deserved attention. You can peruse the world of Blueburst on Bandcamp or on the website blueburst.band and you just must listen to the debut single, Vanish.
Power adaptors arrived in the post today and printer ink at the Amazon hub at the post office. It’s so quick, you order and it’s here. I generally don’t need things this fast. It’s a bit different because I’m here in England and needed some things for the tour but at home in Portugal I can wait. Fast food – worse food quicker, what’s the point?
Music today has been Aquila, the band that Ralph Denyer joined after he left Blonde on Blonde. There’s just one self-titled album released in 1970, unfortunately, it’s turned into a collectable rarity and an original copy will set you back 200-400 Euros. The album was produced by Patrick Campbell-Lyons of Nirvana fame.