Here is an MP3 of ‘Remember Who You Are’ live at Wembley Arena.
Hope you like.
Here is an MP3 of ‘Remember Who You Are’ live at Wembley Arena.
Hope you like.
Here is a brand new song. It’s rough and recorded on a mobile, but go with it.
Hope you like. x
I don’t have a lot of internet availability in Germany, but I’ve managed to get some wifi for a few minutes.
I’m over in a town about an hour from Stuttgart getting treatment on my leg, and my spine.
Physically I’m a bit of a mess. When a woman that treats people that have been in wheelchairs for 30 years, looks at your spine, and says “Wow!”, you know you have issues.
I have/had vertebrae that were out of place and a spine as crooked as a politician. The ‘problem’ is, after years of playing through pain, and 5 surgeries, my pain threshold is through the roof. While that sounds like a positive thing, it isn’t.
Because I learnt to ignore the pain, I never did anything about is. Just got on with it. So 3 of my vertebrae, one rib and my sacrum have been completely in the wrong place for the best part of 25 years.
Yesterday I had all those vertebrae moved, and put back where they should be, while concious, and with no pain relief. If I had to describe the pain, it would be in BLOCK CAPITALS and contain quite a lot of swear words.
My back in agony, but my posture is correct and after another treatment today (that I’m dreading), I’ll be fixed and painfree for the first time in living memory.
Another thing, a bit random. When I woke this morning, I walked down to the hotel lobby to get tucked in to some food. I was quickly pointed towards the garden…where I saw this…
A leopard just pacing around the garden…
Just rolling about…
ANOTHER. NORMAL. DAY.
Yesterday, they played a film here in Germany. It was a film about the new technology they’ve been developing to regenerate spinal columns and muscle fibres.
The film features Windsurfing World Champions, Surfers, NBA Basketball players like Chicago Bulls Joakim Noah, and yours truly. Remember Who You Are was used as the main soundtrack of the film. Was pretty amazing to watch a film, in another Country, using your music. Very proud.
On the music front, I’ve been confirmed for this years Isle of Wight Festival. I’ll be playing on the Life’s A Beach stage again. As soon as I get the times, I’ll post them up.
I’m off to chill in the sun. The calm before the back breaking storm.
Unfortunately tonights show is off. Some problems with the venue.
If you had planned to come, sorry for any hassle. It was out of my hands.
Have a great weekend. x
I’m back in the studio this Thursday after a month away with a broken leg. It’s still broken obviously, but now it’s full of metal, I’m ok to get into the studio.
We’ve got a few new features including a brand new phone prank called ‘the interrupting Spaniard’. All will be explained on air, but he probably looks a bit like this guy.
This weeks themes are…
What is your favourite sports team, and why? Every one has a favourite team. Whether it be football, Ice hockey, Rugby or Curling. Do they have Curling teams? Probably in New Foundland or somewhere like that.
Why do you support them? Did you live near the stadium? Do your family follow them? Or did you support the rivals of your ex’s team, just to piss them off?
If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d buy? Would it be a massive, outlandish purchase like a Ferrari? Or would it be a pack of gum to freshen the breath before telling the Mrs it’s over?
What is your wedding first dance song? If you’re married, what did you have as your first dance? If you’re not, what do you want? If you’re a guy, accept that you’ll never have the one you want. After all, it’s ‘her day’. But if, in a magical World, relationships were actually equal, what song would you like?
Tweet us and let us know!
This Thursday on Vectis Radio from 7pm.
Tune in. x
I was meant to start the vocals on the new album today. I have been mega excited all week about getting the vocals for Satellites & Wires and Jenny down today.
Unfortunately I’m in bed ill. Annoyed. So won’t be able to start til tomorrow. I guess it’s best to rest up rather than deliver some below par vocal tracks.
Still annoyed though! x
Have I just woken up and stepped out into a scene from Terminator II?
What the real meaning behind these riots is unknown. After all, the Police killing a man is hardly anything new. I don’t recall this kind of unrest after the MET brutally murdered an innocent man named Jean Charles de Menezes.
This goes a hell of a lot deeper than that and while I’m pretty sure there are underground cells at work orchestrating this, it’s still the general public that are carrying out the orders.
I really do understand the anger that is so deeply rooted in the more deprived areas of the Capital and Britain as a whole. Your Government sold you out and couldn’t give a flying fuck about any of you. I would be more shocked if you weren’t filled with rage.
But if the school bully steals your lunch, what do you do? Surely then stealing the kids next to you just makes you as bad as the bully doesn’t it? Well that’s exactly what you are doing by rioting and smashing up peoples lives on the streets of London.
You’re not angry with the guy that owns the local corner shop are you? So why the fuck are you burning it down?
After 9/11 and 7/7 the Government took away most of your basic freedoms. And we all know they want the rest as well. They want you like the farm yard cattle they see you as. Meat that is useless to them unless it’s obedient and pays it’s taxes on time.
Don’t you see that by rioting you are doing exactly what they want you to do? Now they have the excuse they want to get troops on the streets and take away what freedom you have (or think you have) left. In fact, even the general population are CALLING for troops to come in and stop the riots.
So when we should have been united against a common enemy, we’re instead, disjointed and opposed.
There is one simple way to fight the Government that has cast you overboard. And that is by NOT FIGHTING. A simple statement of non-compliance is what we, the people, need.
Simply say “NO” to your Government. Say “NO” to The Sun and other media outlets that feed us the bullshit we’re fed every day. And forget smashing the windows of Tescos. Simply stop shopping there and those windows will soon be boarded up. And who knows, it may even be replaced by a local green grocers in the end.
Because if you keep rioting, this is OUR future.
Wake up and educate yourselves.
I’m sorry I’ve been crap on the posting front. I have been on holiday in Greece for the last little while. It was a nice little break that turned out to be more carnage than relaxing getaway.
I’m back now though and nearly recovered from all the 20 pint a day massacres. I now need to concentrate on the swim and getting myself ready for recording and the new football season.
I’m back in the studio with Guy Page and the lads on the 16th to start work on track number two of album number two. Adrienne is already recorded and mixed so that’s a positive start.
This record will sound very different to the last one but hopefully not so different that you won’t ‘get’ it. So much has happened since I released ‘It gets Worse At Night’ that to be honest, I hardly recognise myself. I am no longer that naive, positive, “everything will be alright” kind of character. I am twenty nine and am well aware now that it won’t be alright. BUT…that doesn’t mean I won’t give it my all to ensure it’s as near to alright as possible.
Positivity minus denial. That could be a good album title if I didn’t already have it chosen.
I stepped back in the pool for the first time since holiday yesterday and banged out a pretty rapid 50 lengths just to get myself warmed up and back into it. I swim on August 13th so the date is fast approaching.
I thought I’d be a lot more nervous than I am but I feel pretty calm about it. I am not taking it for granted and I am well aware just how difficult it will be. But I’ve beaten harder things than a 9 knot rip tide and I have no intention of becoming a failure any time soon.
Please check out the swim page and be as generous as possible. Click here.
I have my first pre-season friendly of the season tonight. I’m not sure 8 days in Stalis was great preparation. I’ll whack some pics at the bottom and you can be the judge.
Also, I have a couple more shows booked so check out the Gigs page!
My Mrs is away tanning herself in Greece, so I’m left alone to my own devices. Now normally what you’d expect is for me to take the time to write new material and concentrate on productive things to keep my mind from wondering.
A mans mind does crazy things when his Mrs is out of reach. I think at about 4am this morning I was picturing her making love to another man while laughing at a photo of me. I am insane.
So…my album is written and currently being recorded so no productivity needed there. Instead… I’ve built this…
Note the big TV with FIFA, the small portable with TV on, the laptop set up, an Xbox chair, and just out of shot, a bottle of red wine.
While this is somewhat lonely, I bet you fellas are a little bit jealous!
I know I’m not renowned in the 4 to 8 year old musical bracket but that is my audience this Friday.
I am playing the Dover Park School Fete at 2pm. It’s my old primary school and my niece and nephew also go there. It’s always nice to give something back. Especially as I basically caused carnage for my 4 years there.
I’m a big fan of the brick work. I became quite pally with it while I stood facing it for almost every break time.
I’m on at 2pm, it’s totally free and it’s all there to support the school.