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Currently working on a new instrumental, a low tempo chilled out affair which I actually wrote the bones of whilst on holiday in Scotchland back in March. I’ve started recording it three times and I’m still not happy with it…

Also contemplating recording a new (very) straight 12 bar blues job. Because I can, largely.

I intend to upload a song to thesixtyone every 3 weeks (I like to do things a little differently) from now on so if neither of these tunes work out I’ll have to inflict an old cover on you, so wish me luck…


New tune: My Faithful Twin

A new tune has appeared on thesixtyone, thanks to the miracle of modern technology, and with more than a little assistance from me.

The name ‘My Faithful Twin’ is a reference to… well, if anyone can figure out what it’s a reference to I’ll buy them a drink, if I ever see them, assuming I recognise you, and have the funds on me, and haven’t forgotten all about it. Truth is, I couldn’t bring myself to give it a ‘reggae title’, whatever that would be. It doesn’t seem appropriate for a Manchester born Caucasian such as myself…

I’d like to point out, so we’re under no illusions, that the first half of the solo is, possibly, not what it seems. The ‘Allan Holdsworth’ effect is really an illusion. I don’t want to spoil the magic for those who haven’t already guessed how it’s done, but suffice to say it’s more of a novel production technique, rather than lightning fretwork. That said, the second half opens with a, quite frankly, insane triplet demisemiquaver run that was all me… 😉