31 Jan 2019
Pete: A Very Good Day on the barge and at the party
Started on my barge studio with Myles Clarke who is my assistant co-producer on the developing Who album. We are preparing computer sessions ready for starting work in London on Saturday. Let me give you a little guided tour video circuit of it. There is a link here too.
(This is not where The Who will be recording by the way, it’s my personal studio. I built it back in 1976, for a never-to-be adventure recording and album on the French canals, but it’s now semi-commercial).
You can hear a snippet of some music. That is a song called ‘In Your Corner’ written by my wife Rachel as a gift for the theatrical impresario and show producer Bernie Yuman. When Bernie was 15, he met Muhammed Ali, then Cassius Clay, and Clay gave him a lift to the local gym on his motor scooter, and Bernie stayed in the great man’s “corner”, as second, manager, friend and carer, until the end of Muhammed Ali’s days. We’re all hoping this song might become a new banner song for Teen Cancer America.
In the evening I went with Rachel to a special event at Locanda Locatelli Restaurant in Mayfair. The owners gave 100 people the most wonder Italian meal as their donation to a fund raiser for The Teenage Cancer Trust, in an evening of celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Quadrophenia movie. Phil Daniels, Lesley Ash, Sting, Phil Davis, Mark Wingett, Trevor Laird, and director Franc Roddam gathered to remember the making of the film.
We thought there would be a red carpet. But there wasn’t so I gave Rachel a hard time in any case.
Rachel’s Animal Requiem concert is today, January 31st. This is our new Miniature Yorkshire Terrier puppy Rosie who Rachel came home with recently. Rosie is a pistol.
31 January 2019