Archive For June, 2006

Oh my God Its finished!

After a very long night I’m over the moon to tell you all that the album is mixed and is getting mastered later today! I hope all is well with all of you. I’m heading home to grab a couple of hours sleep beofre heading off to the mastering suite (mastering is when they take the finished mixes and a boffin makes them sound louder and shinier and special!) Can’t wait.

I Can’t believe we’ve finished it

Lots of love


Sprinting for the line…..

Well we’re in the home straight now for the record. We’re mixing Fear Of Flying today which sounds really cool. We’re putting some airport recordings on the intro that we’ve made on our travels.Tthe studio seems to have a serious leak as it’s been raing cats and dogs today. Talking of cats and dogs. My jeans got soaked today on the way here. They smell of old dogs. It isn’t attractive. Why should denim smell of dog fur?

It was a really late night last night. I left the studio at 5.15 A.M and caught the first train home. London looks great at dawn. No traffic except milkman and police eyeing me up (not in a sexual way i imagine)

I hope you all had a splendid weekend.

Lots of love


No Reason Why

Hello everyone, We’re mixing a track called No Reason Why today. It’s a jaunty little number about bereavement and clinical depression witha brass section……


summer solstice

It’s the longest day of the year today and it seems to me like the longest album recording session of all time. All the tracks are sounding amazing and Ben (who worked on Me Too)is twiddling his knobs very hard to polish the mixes. We’re working on one of the first songs we recorded back in January, its called ‘awkward situation’ It’s got a similar vibe to Tomorrow Never Knows by the Beatles (although it’s a tad faster!).

I’ve worked out that since January we’ve consumed 34000 hobnobs, drank 12000 cups of tea and i’ve played 12 different electric guitars, 3 acoustics, a spanish guitar and appalachian dulcimer! It’s been really good fun.

We’ve just ordered an enormous curry which should keep us going for the next few days.

I hope all is well in your world out there.

Lots of love


The sun has got his hat on!

recording piano at Air Edel

good sax

Hello all. I hope you’re all having a great summer. Sorry I haven’t posted for a while, I’m on flaky email and internet at the moment and keep getting disconnected. Things have been busy down at the studio. We recorded some flutes and saxophone and trumpet this week which was really good fun (big thanks to Billy and Jane). The other titbit of news is that I met Cathy Dennis last week. She wrote lots of big hits including ‘Toxic’ for Britney and ‘Can’t get you out of my head’ for Kylie. Don’t worry though, it hasn’t changed the direction of the Farrah record and you’re not going to see me in hotpants or a school uniform on the cover. I have a slight hangover today (I wonder if there’s an official scale of hangovers? Like you have the richter scale for earthquakes why not the ‘chunder’ scale?) I think I must be about a 4.2 which means mild dehydration, mouth like the bottom of a bird cage and yearning for a fry up……

See you all soon