How could it possibly be October? How could I possibly be 65? How could Earth and Fire…oh, let’s not go there. It’s the first day of a new month, it’s a beautiful day out there and I was up for a sesh with Arktik Lake Tony in Sydney. If you haven’t heard the first single from the forthcoming album Ghosthound coming in 2024, then watch the Bright Sunny Days video below or if you are more ear-inclined, listen to the song here. Tony also still has some 4-track 12-inch Shimmer EPs if you want to snap one up before they are all gone. Two of the songs on the EP won’t be on the album and the two that are on are remixed. Get it while you still can.
Sven and Paula were back today to take photos of Olivia modelling Sven’s hats. I suggested that they may want to use the guitar wall as a backdrop. Unfortunately, Sven’s camera didn’t have the right lens to capture the width of the wall, luckily he had the same brand as me and my lens worked. After this, they were off to the park and to the river for more outdoor pics, the sun shining down on Olivia’s new pink hair.
I called my sis Shelagh today to check in since her husband John passed away, I also called my mate Spant in the Liverpool area who has been having some health problems, just checking in. I owe Andy AAE a call, tomorrow, Dare was supposed to arrive tomorrow with his partner Nicky, but it all fell apart and he is now ‘stranded in paradise’ in the Algarve, could be worse. Next time. I’m working on slowing down time.
I had a long talk with Sarah in Texas about all the projects, the car, aliens, Spain, and valve stereo amps. Olivia returned photographed and hatless and we ate over Elementary. Then out of nowhere, we started rearranging the front room, as you do. I stood at the window and looked out, it was quiet, the girls had gone home early – it was Sunday night. It’s a world of release on Friday and bring it all back on Sunday and although musician types make all the days the same, playing on a rainy Monday night in Leicester isn’t quite the same as any Saturday anywhere. The best is selling out the Monday night in the rain like the big boys and girls do.
Music today has been Pink Floyd – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967), never gets old. The US version had an odd track list to us in England, with See Emily Play opening the album and Astronomy Domine, Flaming and Bike omitted – the 8-track had Bike. I’m sure the suits knew better, I’m sure some people out there saw the recent Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets shows – great sounds if you closed your eyes.