But the new album has progressed and is now in it's final mixing stages.. 2 songs left to be tweaked and it will be ready for mastering. Hooray! Lee has worked so hard on the productions and tweakings.
Artwork for these Newborn Creatures is being prepared by yet another fantastic artist, Catherine Hyde . I am so privileged and honoured to be able to use her work on this album as I have been to use the work of Jackie Morris on Talking With Strangers. Both such stunning artists, each very different, but who seem to be able to match their work to my music. Fantastic! Gringringrin!!
Through various illnesses and delays and problems, some of the plans in 2010, didn't go as, errr, planned. Grey October Day as a single release was delayed, but will still probably go ahead sometime this year..the limited edition of the vinyl Fragile ep was held up by many hiccups, not least of which was the weather and the Trader Horne vinyl reissue was also delayed, mainly because it needed to be absolutely perfect and it took a while to become so.. but that is being packed up and sent off imminently.. So I am really sorry for any angst, but they are on their way....
What else..? Ah yes the sad news of the death of my little brother in California, where he has lived for 30 years. He could play a mean brass watering can, and I had hoped one day to have him perform live on stage. So sad.. RIP Stephen..
Jolly fab news that Richard T has been awarded an OBE. I am really delighted that his wonderful talent has been recognised in this way... Excellent !!
And also that Mr Blackbird has finally returned to steal grapes from the kitchen.
Right, then , that will do for now.... More exciting stuff happening very soon and I'll tell you all about it shortly...