Last night, a welcome visit from two of my closest friends from London. AW is doing some archive work for two bands we both loved from the early 70s, going through unmarked studio tapes at Island and gradually making them into a compilation. One of the bands is co-operative, enthusiastic and grateful; the other divided, competitive and somewhat tetchy.

Today, struggling with the task of getting transport to the retreat I’m doing in Wales in November. Getting anywhere by train is so expensive, any resolution to fly less becomes difficult. Also today planning a spa break for Madame and me next week, and practising for tomorrow’s WaveForms set at the Nicolson St Bean Scene.