I never ever dreamed in a million years that I would ever have to write my monthly GORR whilst the world was in a pandemic lockdown. I have to start by wishing everybody safety and strong health during this unbelievable time.
Absolutely everybody I know is suffering in one way or another and it is hard to see total recovery happening in the very near future.
Rachel and I have quite a few friends who have been tested positive for Covid-19 and these are all people who have abided strictly by the rules set out by governments and health experts and so it is even more worrying that this virus seems to have many ways of infecting us humans that perhaps we are unaware of.
As for Rachel and myself, we have observed the rules very carefully and as my kids and grandkids keep reminding me, I am 70 years old. I tell them that I want to be 80 and even 90 and so for the first time in my life I am really listening to advice and doing what I am told.
With all concerts, touring, TV and radio appearances having been cancelled or postponed, I am concentrating on preparing for when this horrendous period is over by looking at concerts and tours for the future so that we are ready when the time comes. I am also spending even more time than usual at the piano.
I can however be thankful of one thing, and that is that we managed to finish recording The Red Planet album before the lockdown and self isolation came into force and it will be available in June (or so I am told) on the Emporium website.
Please stay safe and healthy everybody. Help one another wherever possible and look ahead to better times... they will happen.
Much love from Rachel and myself x x
Please do not send messages about future plans. As soon as dates are known they will be released. Thanks!