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Directing The Tides

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It’s the biggest ask of the lot, to create a different field of actions and results. Ever wondered what it takes? It must take new events and new outcomes, new people and new circumstances. It takes new thoughts and new attitudes and is the kind of thing which makes you[…]

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Pick Up On My Mojo

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Black Cat Bone Will See Me Through!   When I first started out, I remember answering adverts in Melody Maker from people looking for guitarists. You were never really quite sure.. could be Bob Dylan for all I knew. Might be some top chart act looking to recruit, a record[…]

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Using Your Head

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Means Getting Your Teeth Into It! 8.30am and a phone call from Tommy Harden in Nashville, telling me all the final drums are sent over to Humph and the last steel guitar track will be there later today. Plenty of tracks flying around and that’s what you get, working with[…]

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Sonic Jewels From Nashville

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Take Risks & Get Across The River The music, the parts, they all represent things. Time, places, people, events, feelings, dreams, changes, challenges, experiences, victories, defeats – all captured in a snapshot of sound but echoing with hidden memories of how it all was, is, might be, or even how[…]

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Figures & Sums

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Pack Up Or Crack On? With the band being split that is 20% of the income for the studio gone. I get the news that my studio partner Jim, is splitting his band and that now means that over 50% of the income for the studio is gone. We got[…]

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Progress Is Prologue

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Work In A Band, Is Like Work In The Wind Let me see, that is 3 existing songs from the current set and 9 new songs I have written for the new album. Fittingly, the very last one of them would become the album title:  Modern Man Blues. We had[…]

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Spiralling Away

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Running A Band Is Not All Glamour ‘If you can just change these three lines here in the second verse and a line in the chorus to these following lyrics, then everything should be fine’. I think when you wake up to an email from a band member, calmly announcing[…]

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