A whole day given over to recording, or at least tracking new parts for a new song (A Long Walk in the Hills). Kind of heaven, I suppose. At the end I take out the banjo and add a banjo part, which is a kind of first. Also a basic lead vocal. I use Ben’s microphone for this – the banjo takes are full of bummers, and the vocal take is kind of lousy, but they’re very fine-sounding bummers and a very nice-sounding lousy vocal. So there’s hope.
After that I go and get some noodles and watch programmes about Lee Miller, Annie Leibowitz, Linda Eastman-McCartney and Eve Arnold on BBC4, which makes me want to take photos, but I settle on finishing the lyrics for Mufti Day.