I counted and I now work for eight different people which means that I have been slow to sending out the CDs of ‘Good Fortune, Bad Weather’ produced and co-written with David Baron. Thank you to everyone who has bought. I am not advertising yet except on here as it is not officially out till May 21st. It has been exceedingly good weather at the moment but I guess I came up with the title last Summer when it never stopped raining.
In the meantime I’m working hard in my day job. Here is my new business card for my secretarial services! I should add ‘I spend my time HOARDING!’. It has got to a point now that I’m getting rid of stuff and I hope to do a stall soon.
It takes me a while to choose the appropriate postcards too although I spent a good eight hours organising them by country which some people might find quite obsessive behaviour!
In regards to sending CDs to people I have also had to add postage on top because the price of postage is about to go up a whopping amount. So much so that I’m going to have to stockpile as many as I can. Here is a postcard my friend found in LA when it was cheaper. I don’t read the back of postcards nearly enough but this ONE has to be read:
I have been getting some nice reviews. I am ‘tweeting’ like Tweetie Pie but I’m still not as socially interactive as I should be! Here is a nice album cover of bird noises I gave to my friend and collaborator Anthony Phillips . It’s a bit incongruous an album of bird noises was produced for Shell-Mex and BP.
I have been collecting more and more stuff and one of my new finds is IT magazine from the Worlds End Bookshop.
I am helping to organise an event in April along with Redstone Press at the bookshop. I have been reading Bob Dylan’s story, the building of the pyramids theories as well as enjoying the ads in the back:
When the weather is this good I feel like going to Suffolk getting one of those beach huts which now cost as much as house, putting on the kettle and spending the day in a deck chair with a good book.
My new obsession has been watching the whole of the history of the USA in 10 hours and 35 minutes of it by Alistair Cooke. I actually usually fall asleep to it but it is a wonderful series filmed in 1973.
I also enjoyed watching ‘Eureka’ which was a film Michael Seymour who did the photograph for my album cover, worked on. It is an interesting film featuring my two favourite actors Rugter Hauer and Gene Hackman as a kind of King Midas character. It follows a story about a man who finds gold and, therefore, has nothing much else to live for having attained his dream, and goal, a kind of parable of a sort directed by Nicolas Roeg. Not many people know this film. Everyone’s after gold but I wonder if there is a growing demand for:
I have been to quite a few gigs and shows lately. Some highlights include Julien Temple giving a talk about ‘Absolute Beginners’. Whilst, I would have to say this is not my favourite work of his!! His documentary on Dr Feelgood and Canvey Island is. Here are some of my musical highlights including my good friend Erin Lang from Canada:
Here’s another picture of the cat from the lovely photograph album from Wales or that area in the 1960s. The cat has pride of place on the opening page and was obviously very important to the photographer.
Look out for a sneezing one on your wedding day!:
This seems to be advocating electrocuting yourself. I could get the same feeling running across the invisible electric fence with my mum’s dog so long as his collar is on. I know it makes Carrie Fisher feel better:
Here is a picture of me with my Aluminium man in fact he was listening very attentively to my story I was telling him about my secret trip to Mexico…
Hopefully I will be doing a gig very soon!