I am trying to distract myself from starting work on the book Mk II.
Firstly, there are lots of errors to correct and that's what I will start with this afternoon.
I have artyplans that are very exciting. Martin has sent some mixes of tracks for our next album. One of the songs, The Cafe of Tiny Kindnesses, is beautiful, and it has some of Martin's best ever guitar playing on it.
We also have another project in hand inspired by the week we spent in Northumberland last summer, but more of that when it's a bit further down the line. I have just sent off two new songs to Paul Eccentric, as I will be playing them and some other new material at the Camden Eye in February at the next Rrrants Collective night, backed by the house band! And another fledgling project is hatching and drying off its tiny wings in the winter sunlight....
I am expecting the Chefs material from the BBC imminently, and I have also discovered a small stash of Helen and the Horns etc CDs: please write to me at email@example.com if you want one (they are £10.00). They are hard to come by although the guy who released them probably has about 500 in his garage, but no amount of pleading stirs him into action. Rough Trade ask for more, but I don't have any to supply them with.
Oh bosh. Nothing to do but start the book!