Sunday is still doing that thing to me even if I don’t get out of the house, it’s like a weird invisible gas that floats down the streets and penetrates the walls, causing Sunday anxiety. It must come from it being bath night and the day before school trauma. Sunday also always feels like the day after a disaster, only remnants of the population remain. Mind you, Saturday night regularly causes many disastrous aftermaths.
Up early for the Arktik Lake Tony sesh, next week it will be even earlier, I’ll explain then. Tony was telling me about prunes and custard – I’ll leave that to your imagination. He even sent me a picture. I was up early enough to go back to bed when I was done. I got up to listen to Arktik Lake mixes, fixing little things, and re-analysing. Once we are satisfied, we will be sending it to mastering. The album will be released next year and as soon as we know when, we will post release dates and availability. Expect vinyl as well as CD, how many vinyl copies we will be making, we still have to decide. In the meantime, you can listen to the first single, Bright Sunny Days, here:
And here’s a little Making Of:
Olivia and I rehearsed for our Spanish gigs – Sarah was the audience. The first will be in the historical city of León on Wednesday and the second on Thursday in Lugo. “Lugo is the only city in the world to be surrounded by completely intact Roman walls”. It’s about three and a half hours to León from Porto, the Spanish border is only an hour away. We seemed to make it through the set without too many issues, apart from the pain in the thumbs, wrists and fingertips, otherwise, it was easy.
After a disco pummelling Saturday night and an early Sunday morning I got to sleep a little before 4 AM, this early time left me blog-less – here on Monday I find myself catching up, so I’ll leave it there.
Music today has been a recommendation for Estonian multi-instrumentalist Misha Panfilov, who actually lives in Portugal. Instrumental scenes from the inside of his mind. Lots of records, lots of streams, prolific, his latest is called Atlântico (2023). Thanks for the recommendation…