Monthly Archives: February 2008

Sunrise and Music

As I sit here writing, the sun is setting and the sky is full of colour.  I am reminded of my recent recording tip to ICC Studios in Eastbourne (you may remember that I wrote a few memoirs from the … Continue reading

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Loneliness the Killer

Loneliness is a killer!  Literally; spiritually; emotionally. Loneliness has little to do with how many people you are with but a great deal to do with who is with you and who are you when you are with them.  Some … Continue reading

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Slippery Slope Upwards

I am often asked why I left the pharmaceutical industry when so much seemed to be going well for me.  Well, after the company I worked for was bought out by another company I had two choices …  stay on … Continue reading

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Friendships, Trials, Tribulations and Poetry!

Anyone who reads this blog, or any other of my blogs will know that one of my loves is poetry.  One of the lessons I have learned is that when the hard times roll in or I face testing, disappointment, … Continue reading

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Return to the Studio: Day 2

I sit here thinking about Lionel Ritchie’s song “All Night Long.”  It’s after 3 a.m. on Sunday morning and we’ve just finished for the day. Something really special is beginning to grow. Despite setbacks, the creative energy of five musicians … Continue reading

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Return to the Studio: Day 1

8:45a.m.  After a traditional breakfast at The Compton Lounge, our favourite local cafe its off to start the serious stuff .. laying down the tracks to the click.  Fortunately we managed to get in last night to set up and … Continue reading

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Return to the Studio

It’s Thursday and we’re travelling 200 miles for a return to ICC Studios in Eastbourne to record a new album. Looking from this side is always exciting: potential, passion, intensity, critical appraisal, exhaustion, late nights, The Compton Lounge, making new friends, renewing … Continue reading

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