This year I went headlong into writing songs again - the product of a year that was filled with highs but some devastating lows including depression and a term I would like to coin "maternal loneliness". A strange return to the moods of last millennium, I found solace only in music so I wrote 11 new songs. Some poppify the experience, others dive right into the mire - all are reflections of me and my experience. I call the album "Torrential". It is schIzophrenic as my tastes and my personality and so far one of my favourite works.
Aug 19 10 pm
Yesterday I went to see the Hadfield's and had one of those rare beautiful afternoons with beer and guitars. I don't really leave the kids for much these days but I thought my new record could benefit from a duet with Chris now that he is well-recovered from his space mission. This lull in his schedule is temporary - soon he will be super-occupied with promoting his new book "An Astronaut's Guide To Life on Earth".