Pass the Drumkit!
Received a great surprise last night , in the form of my mate Stef’s completed drum track for “Pass the Biscuits” the tribute to King Biscuit Time and Sunshine Sonny Payne that will appear on my new album Blue Odyssey later this year.
It’s no surprise that Stef’s done a great job however – the track has come alive now he’s added his driving rhythms to it. I can’t tell you how much fun it is to be able to collaborate in this way, and I know Stef feels the same. I still marvel at the technology that allows us to do it. I’ve already sent him the next track to begin work on! His own band, Break for cover, have just returned from touring Holland, so he’s been a busy guy. His enthusiasm is invaluable in spurring me on to complete some of the last remaining tracks. I confess to being my own worst enemy here – I have an initial creative spurt where pretty much the whole project is sketched out in its entirety , which I take full advantage of, because I know my momentum slows a little as the project progresses.
But listening back to Pass the Biscuits last night I was mightily pleased, the track really jumped out of the speakers at me – so, onto the next, with renewed enthusiasm!