Good evening from the land of thunderstorms and sudden and intense monsoons. Here on the Welsh coast, contrary to popular opinion, we generally get fairly mellow weather but the last couple of days it's been alternating between blazing sunshine, lightning storms and sudden torrential downpours, it's very confusing and soggy. I've even bought a pakka mac, I've named it 'Al'... Al pakka (sorry...not sorry).
Other than the weather this week has been mostly dominated by work. I'm in the process of setting up a new business (wish me luck) and so my focus has very much been on getting the plan correct and in place. I have managed, for the first time in recent memory, some time to make some music. I had a couple of sessions during the week and two new tunes have emerged; one is a finished piece whilst the other is most definitely a work in progress.
My plan for the coming week is to find time to work on a couple of new releases for the label, one of which is an exciting return by an old friend. I'm not going to tell you any more at this point but this has been on the backburner for a few years now whilst I recovered from my accidents and learnt to walk again (twice) and it's about time it came out. It'll hopefully be released to coincide with an upcoming event.
|The British Space Group at Nawr 7 (photo by Daryl Feehely)|
|Burkhard Beins & Rhodri Davies at Nawr 8 (photo by me)|
To return to Dan and Rose for a moment, in their other guise as film makers they interviewed me (and a host of other Welsh musicians) for their next documentary. I'm completely fuzzy on the whole experience and can't remember if I talked a load of old tosh or not (probably). I've had the distinct pleasure of watching one of Dan's previous films and am excited to see all the bits that don't include me of this next one.
'Til next time.