In September 2021 a highly creative event is planned to celebrate the history of the now destroyed village of Tide Mills, Bishopstone, Sussex, down the road from me. It will be an immersive event over one week with performers, actors, artists, installations, events, a yurt... I will be playing a slot one evening - very honoured as there are several great performers during the week, including the Copper Family, the Kites and Sam Lee. It's just the sort of event I love and I'm very excited by the whole thing.
"SHAME" was on Internet Radio Willingdon on Sunday 21st March, thanks David "Wattsy" for that, a very nice choice of sounds for an hour of Sussex Showcase between 6 and 7 pm.
2 new efforts! I've added a song which is partly in French and I've collaborated with my friend/muse/teacher Charlie to add piano on 'The Pennies', any resemblance (the song not Charlie) to Billy Joel is purely intentional. I've upped the number of songs I'm allowed to use on the site - why not, get them out there!
Lockdown? What lockdown? I'm at home, trying out some new recordings...
"The boy with no name", for my new Grandson, Manny.
"The Buckle Belles" - for the sea swimmers of Seahaven and especially Ruth who is in hospital after a horrible car crash.
"Ruthie Pie" - written for my daughter, to celebrate her special birthday.
"HUMANITY". Radio Sussex played part of "Humanity" on the Joe Talbot Show, and he said "I think that's rather lovely" - this amid the mass of poppy pop is a compliment indeed, thank you Joe.
It's been a time of reflection and, as we've not been directly affected by illness, some peace. Time for writing and learning, catching up on half completed projects, DIY, sheditating, cooking, TV, longing, missing... you.
Many thanks to Jon for the photo's in our garden and with Lola the friendly horse.