Well the trawling through the back catalogue is throwing up some surprises . . . some good, some not so bloody good.
For example. Giving a hand to China was written about thirteen years ago and was one that we tried in a get together in June 2000. A very traumatic yet sooooo exciting period of my life. I came upon a recording of the session which is pretty shit throughout BUT 'China' actually worked. A nice surprise.
I then, yesterday, came across a CD with the word 'Dicks' written on it by the cursive hand of one Mr Titty Taylor. WTF? was of course my first thought. Then when I slipped it into the computer I was delighted to find it was about half a dozen songs I had written for the newly resurrected Dicks 5 years ago whilst on holiday in Florida. Coincidentally, I had only been speaking to my daughter EJ about that very thing only last Sunday.
So I was excited to think there had to be at least ONE that we could revisit. There had to be hadn't there? Nope. It was all shite. Complete and utter bollox.
So I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Taylor for giving up a day of his time to help me record them and to also publicly apologise for putting him through such pain. You should've told me boy, you should've told me. He's such a nice bloke y'know.