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Chesham Fringe Festival performing as part of Jonathan Bickleys rather good Invisible Folk Club band at the George and Dragon

I just got back from the Chesham Fringe Festival after performing as part of Jonathan Bickleys rather good Invisible Folk Club band at the George and Dragon. A jolly fine time was had by all

The latest album Robin Hood by Jonathan Bickley which I am fiddling on along with the rest of the Invisible Folk Club band.

Watching Rishi In The Rain

His suit looked very soggy, I really hope it doesn’t shrink. I am sure it will be good quality and not prone to such things. But he did look a bit forlorn smiling and dripping as “Things can only get better” drifted on the wind from the Pro EU protesters just outside the Downing St gates.

A new recording of an old song for you.

Love too Strong For You

It’s been a quiet week here in Bedfordshire, though. And a lot of rain again. Today I was finishing off a recording mostly. It was too wet to to go anywhere though so here I stayed all day. And it has set a few aches and pains off. That always seem to set pains off when its damp.
Time takes its toll I guess. I am also a little bored to be honest. I was recording most of yesterday and my brain seems a bit fried. I just got an idea for a song with an interesting lyric. Dare I record it and sing it. Time will tell. But I have the idea now in my head. maybe I should. I do feel very weird these days and a mass of contradictory urges and desires. Can I get a pill for that, I wonder? Maybe.

“Never follow anyone else’s path. Unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. Then by all means follow that path.” — Ellen DeGeneres

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.” ― W.C. Fields

Post Covid First Gig And Stuff

I managed to get through the gig OK and it was fun. I am still a bit fatigued though. But hey I enjoyed it and that’s the point really. Also a friend who is quite reclusive came along and watched the first set which is nice. I didn’t know they were there though until the next day 🙂 I did make a couple of mistakes, but I think that was due to not being 100% well. I hate it when that happens though. Today I am starting to tidy up my web server finally. A lot of stuff is totally redundant now. it’s going to be a long and boring job though and I should have done this about 10 years ago, so its more than a little overdue. I don’t really do web development now and many of my hand coding skills are simply not required except to fix stuff that is broken.

I found an old song that’s due for re-recording so I shall start working on it this week and see what I can make of it with a new approach as it was written about 20 years ago now. I am somewhat distracted today though but I may get started with that. It’s not so much brain fog as simply a case of inertia I think.

Meanwhile here is another song from last year that a few people liked just to keep you going.

I am still drifting a bit. I am managing to do stuff but I really just don’t seem to have any sort of drive left now. I am not so anxious but also can’t seem to summon that proper focused concentration so easily. I guess that’s aging to an extent. On TikTok someone described me as Marge Simpsons sister Selma Bouvier. Hell yes, I am going to own it 🙂

Definitely a good look. America fascinates me but I have only been to NYC a couple of times and doubt I will ever see more of the place apart from via YouTube and Streetview and of course the mythical USA via movies.

I just managed to get a very dynamic vocal sound on a track. My voice is definitely changing a bit now. Go me. Sort of.