was real fun – it had much of the atmosphere of the old
days. I think Phil has already said that Andy has the memory
of an Elephant and he has kept us all laughing recounting his
recollections of our prior escapades! He even remembered that
he requested I play “Satin Doll” on our hotel piano
before I was carted off to jail in Knoxville, Tennessee 1978!
Anyway, 28 years later I fulfilled my obligations in a restaurant
in downtown Hanover!
I spent a lot of
time writing music for the new album and submitted several songs,
two of which have been taken on board - I am particularly
excited about one of them with the working title “Unsung
Hero” to which I understand Phil has now completed the
lyrics. During recording it took on a whole new character, which
at first I didn’t embrace as it was so different to my
original draft, but I freely admit that it is sounding really
great with a definite “Love to Love” feel about
Pete has also had
two of his songs included, and I played some slide guitar and
rock’n’roll piano on a bluesy number that he wrote.
Our manager is raving about it as a possible single –
Who knows he may be right?
I’ll be returning
in mid-May – looking forward to hearing how the project
has progressed since I was last there, with lead guitars and
vocals. I can’t give you a title for the CD yet, but all
of us have submitted our ideas! Think mine’s still in
with a chance….. watch this space!