Jump. Byron live. 2013

7 December third. Music

Drumming time

Drumming time

My beautiful Byron,

Monday of another week and for me the week ahead is a musical time. Five days in a row of music all day. I have moved my studio to a new location with a view of the Pacific. I am making a new album all based on my guitar playing, with some piano here and there. This is a real treat to be able to play music almost all day and be in such a high vibration atmosphere.

Jump. Byron live. 2013

Jump. Byron live. 2013

I just remembered my studio in England, where you grew up.
I don’t have a drum kit anymore. That is gone to pay lawyers. I hope Charlotte used the money to buy you an even better drum kit? Your Roland V drum kit was pretty darn cool. It was  a professional level kit. And you sure loved whacking away. SO did I actually. It was very cool having such a nice drum kit.

Here’s your progress on JUMP. You have 169 views. Not bad.

While I was on Youtube looking for that JUMP video,  I found some of the guitar videos I used to send you. I don’t know if you ever saw them, but here’s one of MOONSHADOW

Moonshadow

Moonshadow

 

 

 

House at Poo corner. No rehearsal

House at Poo corner. No rehearsal

 

And here’s another one. “Christopher Robin…...”

You used to love this one when you were a little person.

I always think it was great how you were born to such a musical soundtrack. Before you were even born you had a lot of Bach music coming at you. You were a womb Bach baby.

Somewhere in the back of your consciousness there is a lot of Bach music.
I had a whole collection of amazing guitars and you had a lot of that stringed resonance coming at you even before you were born. When you were born, on the day itself, there was Bach music playing to welcome you into the world. Ana Vidovic was the player at the exact moment you took your first breath of earth air.   Here is the actual Bach composition that was playing in the room when you took your first breath.

In fact before the fathers-day mugging I had fifteen ‘Marquee’ guitars. That is, really special handmade guitars that were worth a lot of money. I only have one left now, the one I am playing today. All the rest have gone to pay lawyers bills or were soaked in the flood and never replaced by Insurance. I am super lucky to still have one I can use to make records with. And to have enjoyed owning all those lovely guitars. For awhile I was quite resentful towards British Family law for taking those guitars which I thought you and John should have one day. But now I am just grateful to have one guitar left.

Byron's Telecaster. Last used,with Alan Tarney 2013.

Byron’s Telecaster. Last used, with Alan Tarney 2013.

I still have your Rock Star guitar safe and sound. I never sold that one for legal bills.  Your Fender Telecaster. 1976 Slimline model. I bought it for you in the week that you were born.

Byron's Rock star guitar. Bought to celebrate his birth. 1976 Slimline Telecaster.

Byron’s Rock star guitar. Bought to celebrate his birth. 1976 Slimline Telecaster.

I spent a whole year with my friend Huey in my studio making a whole record of Bach music so that you would be surrounded by the amazing composition of Bach. You can hear the whole record here. It’s called 7 Bach Meditations. Isn’t my friend Hugh an amazing player? He was around all the time while we lived together. I wonder if you remember him?
Pop music comes and goes, and I am not saying pop music is no good, but Bach is something else. Making those records with Huey was the best fun.

After I post this letter, I will be in a four hour session, playing and recording for my next album of music. I feel very lucky to be able to say that.
Music is great.

Miss you,

Love you.

Daddy

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Page Links in chronological order
The first of the LETTERS TO BYRON:  The PILOT
2nd GRAHAM COY
3rd:  TOM AMLOT
4th:  Thanksgiving day
5th: Michele O’LEARY. The switch Judge
6th : Raining in California
7th: Music
8th: DecemberRain
9th: Brexit and Greek war
10th: Winnie the Poo
11th: December kayaking
12th: Family law and Mark Zetin
13th: Xmas day 2018
14th: Maria and Anna
15th: New years eve 2018
16th: Your first smile
17th: Your Uncle GEORGE
18th: The Mighty PACIFIC
19th: WEBSTER and Summer HOLIDAY 2019
20th: Breach of Privacy offense
21st: MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
22nd: Philotimia
23rd: A short note
24th: MUSIC and KINDNESS
25th: Robin Hood
26th: SRA ethical code
27th: NINE YEARS LATER
28th: Valentines day
29th: EVZONES
30th: Rushing
31st: Quick Note
32nd: Johannesburg 2019
33rd: Still in Johannesburg
34th: More Johannesburg
35th: Last Johannesburg for now
36th: Traveling. Upgrade
37th: Spring
38th: Whales
39th: MEXICO
40th: CABO ST LUCAS
41st: 1 April. Wallace’s Birthday
42nd: SANTA BARBARA
43rd: Short letter
44th: PINEAPPLE EXPRESS
45th: KIRA visits
46th: Goodbye uncle Lazaros
47th: Easter Monday
48th: OJAI Tennis
49th: Short letter
50th: PARENTAL ALIENATION FACTS
51st: Cartagena memory
52nd: NEW RECORD
53rd: Last letter to 9 yo
54th: First letter to 10 yo
55th: D Day – 75 years
56th: LA QUINTA
57th: MASON GRADUATES
58th: DESIDERATA
59th: EARTHQUAKE
60th:  Chris and Golf
61st: Chris visits Byron in London
62nd: SUMMERTIME
63rd: PHYLLIS’ LETTER TO BYRON
64th: GUN CRAZY AMERICANS
65th: MISS YOU
66th: SCRUFFY
67th: Mason leaves for college
68th: ART
69th: Day after 911
70th: PAPOU. CALLING CHRIS
71st: Two Women
72nd: ANOTHER YEAR
73rd: PLANNING CALIFORNIA VISIT 2019
74th: KAYAKING WITH DOLPHINS
75th: M and M
76th: HALLOWEEN 2019

 

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