I’m the excuse you’ve been waiting for

Martyn Clark organised and recorded a collaborative album of improvised music with me and 10 other artistes in his living room in (roughly) 48 hours.

Megan and Stephen Appleton drove around the south-eastern coast of Angus for an evening, including an excitable encounter with flying puffins.

Two very different experiences with my hosts so far, one of them planned (only a little) ahead, the other a spontaneous end to a wet day in the summer holidays.  But this is the reason I’m out on the road – to help people do the things they want to do but somehow haven’t quite done yet.  To give people an excuse to do something a little out of the ordinary, or a *lot* out of the ordinary – it’s up to them.  It’s up to you.  Let me know if you’ve got something that my presence would let you do or even if you suspect there maybe something waiting to be drawn out.  

Note though that this was not part of the deal when Martyn and Megan invited me to stay – in both cases it emerged out of knowing that I was coming.  An invitation seems to be enough to start the creative process…

(Photo: me at dusk at the Clark kitchen table by Martyn Clark)




Originally posted on Lloyd’s posterous