Song 15

This is written for Wei Wei at the request of Gus Mok from HK.

17th May 2011 at 02:30
Song 14

Connecting new friends and old. Sarah Miller from long ago in Barrow sends a facebook message and an idea about the sea. Jasdeep Singh from Leeds suggests some comments about music ans youth and diversity and when asked gives me a harmonic minor scale to play with. 15 minutes later they listen to this!

17th May 2011 at 01:24
Song 13

wow - it just keeps going and going and this is an upbeat number to celebrate travelling in it's widest sense. Nearly up to date with my updates and got a few ideas for the next song which will be an improvisation I believe. In the meantime here's thinking about the next great meals in HK and Shanghai. All the best to the friends out there xxx

17th May 2011 at 00:42
Song 12

4 years ago I went with Kathryn to work with Makoto and Hugh on the WHALETONE opera in Ezuko Hall Theatre which is very close to Sendai. We made great friends there as we worked with people in the community on the opera. As soon as the Tsunami hit we thought of them and I have agreed to make a long project with Makoto to consider the impact on the people and the place.

17th May 2011 at 00:40
Song 11

Following this song I had a chat with David from Sydney on Skype. Great stuff. Small world.

16th May 2011 at 22:26
Song 10

This was my song for Kathryn. I never wrote her a proper song for her last birthday and this is a starter for ten ! It follows our Italian holiday when my dress style was not up to the natives beautiful clothing. Still - its what she's got. The Sunshine reference is about her recent award in Morecambe for services to Entertainment. Love her as always xxxx

16th May 2011 at 22:25
Song 9

So it's getting dark, the wind is strong, the rain is coming in and I'm moving soon into the zone of my friends the other side of the International Date Line - Sydney at 11, Sendai at 12, Hong Kong at 1 (8 am their time each time).

16th May 2011 at 20:17
Song 8

well that was the G2 mix up inspired by Mat's chords and the various headlines from May 16 !

16th May 2011 at 20:13
Song 7

Spent a good deal of the last hour starting to process music so it can be listened to. This will get easier. What will it feel like as it gets dark? who knows...

16th May 2011 at 18:25