Up in time for a midday preliminary sesh with Drew and Ian, Australians on opposite ends of the world, Drew in Exeter, Ian near Castlemaine in Victoria. These days we can create across the world, we don’t have to be in the same country, the same continent, or even on the same planet. Recently, the psychedelic intergalactic band The Saturn Singers made an album remotely, that is the multi-armed reptilian drummer Gripfinger recorded his drums on one of the moons of Jupiter where he keeps a water tank that he relaxes in. The rest of the band overdubbed their parts on Mars due to the inner planet’s core and its natural reverb.
Ronnie kept me busy on the green baize today but with two more seshes, I was hanging around moving ornamental skulls around the studio room and looking at RSD records and trying to figure out which one to play. Then sessioneer Fred had to cancel till next week which was fine because before I knew it, the third plumber team arrived. The flushing mechanism had broken on the only working toilet (of three) and water was constantly flowing away. They were good, they fixed it and had a look around and made some assessments about fixing other things, it’s a long list. “Fixing a hole where the rain gets in, to stop my mind from wandering, where it will go”. Apparently, they’re coming back tomorrow…
A sesh with Chicago Mike (who designed the Marty & Olivia T-shirt) and a Skype meet with Salim in Texas and then back to Spanish, getting to the emails and Brooklyn John’s mastering and figuring out the next two weeks of planning, and travelling. And on that note, the garage in England informed us that the part we got from Greece is not compatible so the cylinder head search continues.
Olivia found an Indian restaurant about 20 minutes walk away so she went there, ordered, and walked 20 minutes back, only to discover they had forgotten to include the rice. I suggested she called and asked them to deliver it which surprisingly they did.
Last but not least today is a holiday in Portugal, it’s the anniversary of the revolution.
Freedom Day in Portugal takes place on April 25 to commemorate the Carnation Revolution that took place in the country. The day marks the beginning of a bloodless coup that ended the dictatorship in the country and honours the establishment of democracy in Portugal.