Currently underway is a long planned collaborration with the Bellarine's Queen of ukulele and song and her outstandingly talented and diverse offspring. Having been in and out of each others pockets for well over a dozen years now, this project is already paying dividends of creativity plus enormous fun. The material ranges from simple folk, to epic laments, to all out St. Kilda style pub rock n roll.
George, not content with just reorganising the drum kit for every song, is playing bass, keys, singing and even telling me where editing is required or not. He's 16. Sarah of course is putting down her 5th studio album and has quite simply poured her her heart and soul in this work. As we are both cancerians, a lot of good natured but serious sparring is going on - what is right, what is wrong... is double tracking honest or not... when should we eat dinner... whether or not Paul Stanley is sporting a wig of late. All the crucial stuff.
We've tracked all the basics and now looking ahead to the dedicated over dubbing sessions. Anything is fair game we've decided, and to that end, pretty much everything in the studio has been used at least once. Honest material and a carte blanche - dream project.
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!