|28th July: My first posting after a harrowing Monday evening. Driving home from work at 6.30pm on the A421 to Milton Keynes I was involved in a major road traffic accident. A low loader lorry, travelling too fast behind me crashed into the back of my car before crossing into the path of oncoming traffic and rolling over directly onto a Honda Civic. All I remember about the smash was the sound of screaming coming from the car and then the lady behind the wheel running out onto the road into my arms, the other screams were coming from her speaker phone as she was talking to her mother at the time. All in all a pretty harrowing experience. My car is a mess and I just about escaped with my life. In fact its a miracle that no one was killed.
26th July: After a bit of emailing around, I managed to get hold of a fantastic guitarist just arrived in this country to stay. An excellent linguist working as a translator by day and musician by night. I heard a wave file of his performance at the wolverton acoustic club and tracked him down. His name is Tomas Jimenez and we met on saturday. We plan to meet up again and play a bit together we are also discussing him giving me some lessons as he is streets ahead of me as a player. I have included a link to a review one of his performances in the links section.
5th July: Haven't written a diary for a while, things at work have been a bit fraught. Things are looking up tho. Playing out a lot more. Two clubs have open mic nights one at Wolverton near MK, the other at Adstock in Bucks. Stagefright is becoming a problem for me so with that in mind I'm going to work on a stagefright diary.
10th March: I've been in a routine of attending acoustic club sessions at the Woolpack and a new much more intimate environment at the Old Thatched Inn in Adstock, Bucks. Tonight I'm making another appearance at the latter which is the place i find the most nerve wracking. I've been fortunate enough to be offered a gig. BUT as a bass player. Dave, who runs the club sessions has asked me to fill in on bass at an open air event in Buckingham. I think i'll give it a bash for old times sake and in the light of the previous post it does seem a little ironic.
8th March: I note on the soulcry website www.soulcry.com that once again my erstwhile buddies are bass player less after only a year of being together. Things were looking up for them as well. I shan't be volunteering for the job myself as I know there is more than a little bad blood between me and Tony their drummer. However, I do wish them luck finding a replacement as good bassists are hard to find, especially committed ones. I emailed Alex to comiserate which of course will only look like i'm gloating. If you read this Alex I'm not gloating at all, Soulcry have never been my cup of tea musically but it's hard to deny that there is a tremendous amount of talent concentrated into one tight little unit. Ultimately it's heartbreak like this when you're involved in a group that has encouraged me to stick to being a solo. Bit hard for a drummer to do I guess but for me, well i'm just a self contained little unit. Tough break guys.