Definitely Getting Older Now Says Recent Opinion Poll

Yep, I am creaking and groaning it’s fair to say. I played a fairly long gig and it went well but I really have felt it the day after. I was ok but very much aching all over. And it’s lasted a couple of days. I have been trying to keep my exercise routine going as well of course but its been very hard. Hopefully I should be getting bit of core strength back along the way, but it’s up hill at present. Maybe we might just get some better weather this week if we are really lucky? In the last few years we have had a very warm early spring. This year it’s been much wetter and cooler. That’s made it slightly harder work keeping going generally. Also I am weirdly disconnected with a lot of things. A minor incident that would normally have thrown me into a panic occurred recently and I just kept calm and carried on. Not like me at all. Is that good or bad?

A tune from a while back. I might re-record it. Possibly,

I do ruminate on some dark stuff at times it’s true. What seems though very dark to me now is the sudden attacks on transgender rights and identify which seem to have gone hand in hand with nearly all the mainstream political parties jumping on populism, nationalism. My only hope is that young people will prevail in the end and bring about something better, though it may well not be in my lifetime or that of many of my friends. Also I seem to have picked up a bug and I am not feeling too chipper with a bit of a temperate to be honest either. I may have a day of feasting on youtube videos as there is not much I can do really.

Some Musings On How Life Is Now

I had a good band rehearsal last night, but I must admit I am a little tired today. A friend visited and we spoke of cabbages and kings and much else too. But today was a being as opposed to human doing sort of day though. Just recently I seem to be vearing between wild eyed optimism and existential dread in equal measure. is it like that for everybody? I guess it is really.
I must admit at present although many things I am involved in are going fairly well I just don’t seem to be feeling the love. Maybe it’s just all this rain that’s got me down. the world seems a bit less hopeful than it did in many ways for me as a casual observer. It’s difficult to find good news anywhere.

A Prayer for Unity

In this century and in any century,
Our deepest hope, our most tender prayer,
Is that we learn to listen.
May we listen to one another in openness and mercy
May we listen to plants and animals in wonder and respect
May We listen to our own hearts in love and forgiveness 
May we listen to God in quietness and awe.
And in this listening,
Which is boundless in its beauty,
May we find the wisdom to cooperate
With a healing spirit, a divine spirit
Who beckons us into peace and community and creativity.
We do not ask for a perfect world.
But we do ask for a better world.
We ask for deep listening.

– Jay McDaniel, Professor of Religion, Hendrix College, Arkansas

What’s A Foot For May

A few minor hiccups at present to be sorted out.I quite like the Buddhist idea of acknowledging and accepting feelings rather than trying to control them as they often seem to get bored and vanish into the mists. Beyond that who knows. Sometimes it’s hard just keeping on going however good ones intentions are. I am slightly lacking in Mojo today. I will work on one of my music projects a bit later on. I am wiped out at present. I am not fighting my tiredness too well though. But I must crack on and boldly go.
A new tune below.

My new release is now due to drop on 10th of May and it’s called “Believe In Luck” Some of these tracks linked below will be on it.

it’s been a busy and fairly creative month.