I send best wishes to you all out there. Time to touch base and share what’s going on here in the work room…
It’s the first time I’ve had an empty diary since 1966, everything this year has been cancelled. Like everyone else, I’ve no idea when venues might re-open and when gigs might re-commence.
It’s a time of uncertainty as the two lobbies struggle. Public Health & Safety versus Forces of Economic Interests with so many varying concerns on the side-lines.
Gigs, Songs and Music have their place in the debate but, understandably, are well down the list of National priorities.
We can but live in hope and do whatever we can on a daily basis to try to live within the guide lines and to support those on the front lines of defence who tirelessly and selflessly strive to keep us safe.
I give Thanks to all who labour ceaselessly to protect us, just as I abhor all selfish transgressions.
As some of you will know, these past 5 weeks I have commenced weekly sessions from the workroom here.
Our Son Andy records some songs here every Monday, our Daughter Juno posts on Facebook and other platforms on Thursdays.
We recorded episode 5 last night. the sessions have been well received the world over…lots of feedback, questions and requests from Cork, New York, Gortahork and Glenamaddy…
I’m hoping to record a new song this week…in so far as I can recall it will be my first solo (studio) recording. I’m apprehensive and excited in equal measure.
Over the years I have relied heavily upon different compañeros when entering recording studios. The studio set-up is outside my comfort zone. let’s see what emerges…
It’s a new song from Paul Doran. I recorded two songs of his previously -“Natives” and “The Gardener”. we also collaborated on “Let’s make it Work” and “Derby Day”
Paul has just released some new work himself http://pauldoranmusic.com/album/1620837/double-a-side-single
That’s it for Bloomsday
PS – as Joyce might say about lockdown transgressors;
“The curse of a good-for-nothing God Light Sideways on the bloody thick lugged sons of hoors gets” (from Ulysses – Cyclops/Citizen)