Sunday, September 11, 2005

Its a long way home

A strange week really. Lots of stuff going on and stuff, plus the added bonus of seeing my brother Paul who is currently cycling the length of the UK from John O' Groats to Lands End (something like 900 miles).

He started his journey last weekend and aims to get into Cornwall today and to Lands End tomorrow morning.

You can check his online diary on (or donate money to Shelterbox)

(Link now dead)John O' Groats to Lands End Journal

Music wise, not done too much during the week, but have been busy this weekend. Firstly I reordered and rewired my pedalboard. (Now that Rob at work kindly fixed my Line 6 DL4 for me.. Still waiting for Line 6 to give me details of how to send back and track my pedal... Not happy with them)..

I've mostly written a new song this weekend. At the moment it is called "Assimilation" but that may change to something else, I don't know yet. Very much a work in progress, it needs a bit more work on the verses and some extra instrumentation, but I'm pretty happy with it so far. Lyrically I've had most of it for about 2 years, musically I wrote it yesterday. Pretty simple and I think an interesting concept. I did re-record a version of it today, slightly more sped up, since a) now I can play it faster (ha ha) and b) else it was sounding like a slight dirge.

I'm going to leave this for a week or so now before revisiting it. More details to follow as I flesh it out.

I'm hoping this will kick start a writing flurry over the next week, as I attempt to get back on track with where I hoped to be with writing stuff.