Just posted a new journal entry dated 16th July 2021...click on 'journal' to read it. 😉
I remember the moment when I looked in the mirror and realized I was actually that old! That was 15 years ago now. Like you, I look at all the old people in the center and wish that they would get out of my way. Then my wife reminds that some of them are younger than I am! 😯
Do take care with Corona. We have our shots but are still wearing masks and social distancing (or downright avoiding people) where possible. Better safe than sorry.
As for those long tracks...Bandcamp is an ideal place for them. No worry about physical limitations, multi disc sets or expensive packaging. You can release a 4 hour album if that is what the music needs.
"In these pandemic times, human activity has been curtailed, and rightly so when considering the mortal threat posed by the Covid 19 virus. Of course, Emiko and I have had both shots of the vaccine, which has proved very successful in reducing the number of hospitalisations and deaths throughout the UK.
Nevertheless, it’s still possible to become severely ill from Covid, even if you’ve had a double dose of the vaccine, so I’m somewhat concerned about the government’s plan to lift all restrictions next Monday, especially as I’m in the extremely vulnerable group due to age and pre-existing health conditions. Currently, the number of people infected is rising again, and very sharply too. Hospitalisation and deaths are also on the rise. This new ‘Delta’ variant of the disease is far more contagious than the original strain and now accounts for 99% of all new infections. And the more the virus remains in circulation, the more opportunities it has to further mutate, perhaps becoming more and more immune to the vaccine.
Yet, even though restrictions are still in place right now, I see people acting with little or no regard to social distancing, hand sanitising or mask wearing in public. They seem to either think it’s all over or they’re totally ignorant of the dangers. The government are saying that when restrictions end on the 19th of July, the need to wear a face mask and continue social distancing will be down to individual responsibility, but they trust that the public will do the right thing. Well, I certainly wouldn’t bet on that. So Emi and I will continue to wear our face masks and try to stay away from crowded indoor gatherings. Better safe than sorry... "
A very refreshing and intelligent insight on the current situation. Please continue with your facemask/distancing/handwashing. As you say better safe than sorry.
Very excited to hear Bill is lighting the record button red 👍💪👍. Always look forward to new Bill Nelson recordings !!!
That's an impressive list of tracks, Bill. You've got Driving Through England in there twice. Was that a slip of the keyboard, or have you accidentally named two tracks the same?
Whoops! Putting that title in twice was a mistake, maybe didn't spot it due to eyesight impairment. There is only one song with that title. Sorry about that!🤒
Thank you for continuing to write journal entries for us, Bill, as I quite enjoy them. Not so much because I feel some need for personal info, but simply because they remind me of the person making the music I so enjoy and treasure. Your music IS intensely personal, after all, and it is enhanced by having some knowledge of the person making it.
So true Peter. And having attempted what Bill does, it truly is an unique talent. Especially what Bill adds to his tracks. I find it amazing.
How about releasing a double set and a deluxe 3 cd set.
I'd be up for the deluxe set.
I'd be up for both... 😁
You do great titles Bill !!