Yesterday evening in Maui
Good Day everyone
Okay, this, believe it or not, is the first real chance I’ve had to properly write and tell you a little bit about what’s been going on. Of course we are on tour at the moment and having a great time playing to everyone. It never ceases to amaze me how many people turn up and show their support and love for the music.
Once again I am so grateful for the life that you the fans have afforded me.
We are in Maui at the moment getting ready for a show tonight then we will leave day after tomorrow for Germany (love going their 😉 ) where we will be doing a few acoustic shows for Audi. Some of you may already know that I have a partnership with Audi, which I’m extremely excited about. Why? Because they’re a fantastic company who stand by their product with an admirable degree of integrity (plus I love their cars). They have been an absolute pleasure to do business with and they have treated my family and I with the utmost respect. As you can tell I am proud to have my name associated with them.
Well, since I broke my foot earlier in the year, it has been a slow and at times painful process of rehab but you know what they say,
‘It’s only pain…it goes away’. I am feeling a lot better now so I would like to say thank you to all the well wishers.
On to music
I am so excited because at last, the new album is finished! It has been for about a month or so now but what’s significant about that, is that I’ve had time to live with it and to try and listen to it from an objective perspective, I STILL LOVE IT. It is called ‘SYSTEM’ and it can best be described as me ‘returning to my roots’ as it were. Some who’ve heard it say that it’s a dance album. I can understand why people say that, I see it more as an album of good songs that people will dance to…hopefully.
Whatever it is, the fact that I can hold my head up high and be proud of it when I eventually come and sing it to you is really what matters to me. It’s about believing what you’re singing and this is a place that I thankfully find myself in. I say thankfully because I was lucky enough to meet someone who in my mind is on his way to being regarded and talked about in the same breath as the greatest producers of our time.
Has not only been a dream of an education to work with, but has also ended up being a great friend that I have the utmost respect for. I have often said that a record will end up sounding like the time you had making it. That said, I think we are all in for a very special treat.
My friend and tour manager Todd Goldstein came into my room and asked me who, if anyone, moderated my site? When I asked why, he said because there was a woman posting some very nasty accusations about my flirting with her from the stage. This didn’t in the least bit trouble me because as I’m sure most of you can imagine, vicious rumors are an occupational hazard. But when I read the post, I saw that she had brought my wife’s name into her rhetoric. Now THAT is a different situation altogether.
Upon reading what she had written, I felt compelled to respond in a manner that lets just say, would’ve been far less than kind. But then as I read further, it became apparent that the poor woman was not only delusional but also seemingly lost and very unhappy. So I elected not give her any more airtime hoping that now that she finds herself banned from this site, it will give her more time to find whatever it is she is looking for.
I have been shooting away and going through the unenviable task of trying to organize my photos so that I can post them in a coherent gallery for you all to enjoy. It has been hard to find the time but I promise you there will be more up soon. Charles has also been working hard to get the back and front end right so that it will be the best viewing experience possible for all of you. Thank you for being patient. I love my photography and I do find myself in some unique situations so I can’t wait to share them with you.
I will also get the ‘Gadget Report’ section up and running soon so there are some exciting things to look forward to. Charles and I talked about doing a ‘Video Blog’ for the gadget report but it’s proving to require a bit more time and organizing than we thought. Excuses, excuses I know but it’s true.
Okay guys, I will get ready for sound check now for the show tonight in Maui. I will keep you posted with news and events that are going on my life and will let you know of a release date for ‘SYSTEM’. This is I believe, my finest record since my first so I cannot wait to get it to you.
Love, Peace and the Family
SYSTEM (track listing)
1. If it’s in my mind, it’s on my face.
3. Just like before
5. Wedding day
8. Living the right life