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hello, my name is al. i make music by myself and with a band called the fictive kinship. i work in an office in london on railway related stuff and cycle to work every day. i love cooking, swimming and riding my bike all over london. i try to eat well, write good songs and not drink too much. i don't always succeed.

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recovering and re-evaluating

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let me explain. two weeks ago i had a bit of a melt-down at a daddy long legs gig in yorkshire. totally forgot how to play the guitar on stage and had some kind of gin-related stage fright catatonic wig out that was one of the most excrucuatingly embarassing experiences of my life.

afterwards, i ran to the top of a steep hill in the dark, got lost coming down and wandered blindly on the moors for two and half hours during which time i fell down a hole and broke my ribs. when i got back i told jamielonglegs that i wanted to end daddy long legs. it had been on my mind for a while but i hadn't expected to do anything about it. i was surprised to hear the words coming out of my mouth, and given the recent performance, was perhaps less surprised to hear jamie agree to call it a day (pending finishing recording's we're currently working on).

whichever way you look at it, it wasn't the greatest weekend of my life so far.

so after a bit of a debrief and catching up at work i took my broken ribs off to tenerife for a week of quiet contemplation and started thinking about life after daddy. it feels very weird after four years and such high hopes. but it also feels like the rigt thing to be doing.

anyway, here's a few more pics from my quietly contemplative week of reading, scribbling, sipping and whale watching in los gigantes.
23rd Sep 2007, 13:14   | tags:,,

looks like you picked the right place. all will be well.

23rd Sep 2007, 13:35

dookerdoo says:

it was vert relaxing. and i was inspired by the michael palin python diaries to start keeping a diary myself. that helps too. i seem to have missed a lot. i gather that you're unwell. my thoughts are with you dude.

23rd Sep 2007, 14:07

MaggieD says:

Sounds like you have had a hard time lately, I reckon you did the right thing by giving yourself timeout and I have to agree with Para, you sure did pick the right place .... wishing you good times ahead ....

23rd Sep 2007, 14:36

dookerdoo says:

thanks maggie! nah not really. nothing that wasn't of my own doing anyway. cheers for the fuss though! i honestly don't deserve it!

24th Sep 2007, 14:15

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