We have been taking a little time off playing live, and aren't planning to play again until after Christmas. Next up I think is the Katikati Avocado Festival on January 14th. A big fun outdoor festival, just the way to get rolling again!
So, in the meantime, we were planning to record. I've written a few new songs, a couple of which I'm really quite pleased with. Some good stuff I think. There's a particular one we've been working on as a “Christmas” single. By that I mean we wanted to send it out to everyone as a surprise gift for for Christmas, not that it has reindeer in it. It's called “Holed Up In Karamea”.
But – disaster! Just as we were getting somewhere and things were starting to sound quite promising, the beautiful Boatshed Studio, home of so many high wild nights and moments of musical magic, killed itself.
Well, not the studio itself. The main computer. The one that does all that fiddly recording and mixing stuff. It just up and died. One day, fine, the next day, gone. No little flashing lights, no sound, no more recording for this old dog.
So Nigel has been forced to abandoned his usual cocktail regimen and has been plunged down an eternal rabbit hole to confront that technological nightmare known as Apple computers. Because of course this is an Apple system and of course half the other gear is now no longer compatible with this new “we've upgraded it because the power socket wasn't the right colour” version.
And that looks like it's knackered the “Christmas” single idea. Because the other reason Kokomo has been so quiet is just kicking in...
…and, I think we'll leave that for the next post. Once again – particularly with an activity gap – I'm going to have a crack at updating this blog regularly. And the next one will follow on from this. Actually, it's quite exciting. We don't have a huge amount of time to record because Nigel and I are heading off overseas shortly to perform in foreign climes. Going to play the blues in convict territory.
That's enough for now, full details any day.