After work today, I popped to the Raw Material studios for the first time in a long while, and started work on two new tracks that I’ll be performing with Raww in the very near future. Those tracks are Just For You and Trav’lin’, two of my old favourites that have been reborn in Brian Morris’ genius vision, and are set to brandish the upcoming album, alongside some others you should already know - Fairy Tales, Heartbreak (Without You) and Real To Me - and some material you don’t know yet ;)
Everyone, including Ashleigh Ashley, another fantastic artist working with the band, was thoroughly impressed and excited with my jam session tonight, helping build up Just For You, and planning next time’s execution of Trav’lin’, which is going to be SO exciting. Ashleigh was so impressed in fact, that she’s asked to write an extra verse for Just For You, simply because she loves it, and she knows it’s not the sort of stuff she does, but would LOVE to be involved on it. It’s an honour to me, she’s amazing.
See, I keep myself quiet at rehearsals, but inside I’m bubbling with excitement. We have so much planned for the next year, and I can’t wait for it to blow up. We’re quietly confident, and we had a lovely chat outside today about how, number one, we’re changing the band name to Lung Cancer, and, number two, our music is REAL music that REAL musicians and enthusiasts buy, and that commercial crap will always win but, I’m apparently the Amy Winehouse of Raww, and she did a bit okay in the commercial stakes, didn’t she?
I do love rehearsal nights, and they’re getting even better!
The bad news today was, due to the fact I’m STILL not ready for the Reading Festival, that I’m going to on Thursday, I have to spend tomorrow shopping for cheap shit to bring, and so, I had to cancel YET ANOTHER studio session with Richard Edwards, the producer who brought Heartbreak (Without You) to life.
I’m really disappointed, because every time I try and see him, my social life ruins things.
After Summer, things will calm down, he’ll be too busy, and we’ll never get anything done. Also, I’ve been spreading myself too thin, yet again, and everything is suffering. So, tonight, I’m going to SLEEP, and then next week, I’ll be able to ACTUALLY go to rehearsals and continue working on the album you guys keep asking about - it’s coming, slowly but surely, and I’m having A LOT of fun making it.