a harder day
sleepy now
we are pulling out pins at the moment
and hair
stcratching heads a little
it is always a good scratch when you get up

rethinking ' suit dont fit'
like a fast bad dream

morrissey stayed in the room im in
ooooo he was here for three months were here for six days

going out on bikes up hill with no gears

talking a lot about The Beat

'yes im counterfeit
im not proud of it'

watched chris cunninghams video with Aphex twin off the net 'rubber jonny'
felt ill

'you wouldnt even know it it came sat down next to you and talked into the microphone'

21 August 2005

Hey! I'm in an acoustic frame of mind....

21 August 2005

stroking some topiary...potato lakes

21 August 2005

here we go

hello good people its sunday august 21 2005 and we're recording....... let me fill you in a little. so apart from a 3 and a half week tour to the other side of the world in april of 2004 the rest of that year was a dormant one for us
......... we needed a break ....... the end of another 3 album cycle...... they're not planned like that but thats how it seems to be. we needed to be at home with our families ....... lots of babies too. so we reconvened in mid - february and since then we've been trying to kick start the old beast ...... you don't realize once you've stopped how hard it is to regain the momentum ........ you literally get out the habit of doing it........ but often the only way to stop repeating yourself is to stop doing that thing, walk away from it ....... sometimes you have to go away in order to come back..... so here we are in the studio recording and it feels right. its only day 4, its very early days but really good things are happening .......lots of deconstructing and reassembling. we've been working on mornin' m' lud and pigsee.
21 August 2005


my friend who helps me at the piano
21 August 2005

that was a long day

doing something called piggsee or pigs ear

what was up with the site tonight?
i know not

w e are staying in a very old house.
the rooms move.
their are noises.

the music is a pulse thick and black oil slick

the tides ar e high

close but no coconut
a split second late
you got away with it
but we lie in wait

ed is having a drink. alert the authorities.


21 August 2005