Been a while since the last post. I’ve been really busy and in too many places with crap internet to be able to update you all regularly.
I spent a week at Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios London recording with Blunty which went exceptionally well. Really loving the new album a lot and very proud to be a part of it. Some big songs on there. Great to be working with the guys again too. Way too many beers with Benny & Karl though and the liver is once again well & truly in tour mode….ouch.
Went straight from London to Cannes, France to play a short acoustic set with Natalie Imbruglia. I have to admit, I really find Cannes not a nice place to be during the Film Festival. Lamborghini’s and Ferrari’s lose their wow factor when they are all you see. And its probably a good job it wasn’t too hot or the masses of plastic boobs that were out on display would have caused a big mess were they to melt. I swear I saw the same woman every 5 seconds. They all look the same. As for the gig itself, well on paper it should have been amazing with guests such as Mischa Barton, Michelle Rodriguez, Ana Beatriz Barros, Ben Kingsley, but to be honest, I couldn’t wait to get the fook out of there. Too many plastic people who, once they realised I was not famous and in a position to further their lives, walked past me like I was ruining their image. Horrible place. Not me at all. I guess I’ll never be Bling like that. Sneaked away and met my old Brummy mate Matt Hoy who was singing in the hotel down the road and had a beer with him.
Back in Copenhagen now and working on my new songs called “No.1” and “Mezzanine”. They sound nothing like the old me which is odd but I kind of like it. Very electronic. I think the gig with Tom and the use of loop pedals & drum machines has set my mind off in a blip and a beep of electronic excitement. What will happen too them, I have no idea but I like them a lot. But also working on some beautiful new tunes with no drums and one with just my voice. So maybe it’s time for John Garrison to split up and start 2 new projects…who knows. There’s definitely some strange musical schizophrenia going on. Watch this space and get the white coats and straight jackets ready.
Off on a much needed holiday next week to Puimisson France. No plastic boobs there. Just saggy, normal, real ones and thats just me…!!
Thanks for reading and speak soon