I like Christmas very much. I am an uncle 8 times over so there's always some little people to keep the excitement going for. There's new Doctor Who and catching up with people I like but don't often see (there's loads of these now, being a full time musician means never being available to go to things when people ask you to but always, repeatedly asking those people to come to *your* things, yes that's fair and sustainable, hmmmm).
So here is this years Christmas song, rasing a glass to absent friends....
Chritsmas is good. But a new year, I properly like a new year. Not New Year, the 'party night' where you have to have a plan or you are deemed a lonely eyesore, not fussed on that. I tend to stay local and try to be home by 2 or 3 so I can get up early-ish and enjoy the really good bit of the new year. The new-ness.
Of course it's all arbitary but so is everything, so crack on I say.
I am especially looking forward to this year as I am releasing my sixth album but my first on a new label, with a new (ish) sound. I am massively proud of this record, it is beautiful. You might have alreayd heard this, but if not here is a taster anyway, this is the title track....
A Chattering Of Birds - pre mastering
Amongst the new things in the new year will be a new website where I'll be doing more reglaur free music and filling up that scrapbook with the songs and stories of some of those adventures befroe I forget them completely.
More samples of the new record to come in new year too, then the real thing, I cannot wait for you to hear it.
Hope you are marvelous, enjoy the holidays and see you in the new year with some tall tales and bird themed beauty....