During preparations for a new album you learn all kind of new things. For instance, today I skyped for the first time in my life, going back five hours in time. No big deal really, which figures when you are seeing good friends again. There was a small effort from a provider to sabotage our rendez-vous, but we are a tough breed of musicians and never did we panic. Anyway, all the rest is going according to plan and I must say I am getting pretty excited about these recordings. A webcam shot of the studio confirmed my high hopes with stacks of amps, a Hammond organ (!), two banjos (!), a pedal steel (!) and loads of other instruments. And there will be people to play them too. And all that just a couple of steps from the beach.