Incredibly hot today. In my younger days I would have welcomed it but now it's both uncomfortable and, with climate change and global warming being such a currently worrying issue, not something I'm so happy about. My studio space is extremely warm, even though the sun has just about disappeared below the horizon.

Yesterday was the first stage of dismantling my recording equipment in preparation for the installation of the new computer-based gear. John Spence and Jon Wallinger both kindly came to help facilitate the removal of my old Mackie D8B mixing desk and HDR 24/96 multi-track recorder, plus various peripherals. It was hot work but everything was taken apart and stored in a spare bedroom, (a spare bedroom already filled with redundant gear, vari