Guitar and albums
Completed a new guitar piece called Dark Mirror for Robin Hill, who was the soloist in Songs: No Words. Dark Mirror is sonata-like but not quite a sonata:
Also a new album with former-King Crimson violinist David Cross is due in October and the second Gong Farmers album in November. An outtakes download will precede the physical release.
Many thoughts about the situation in Afghanistan. As Telegraph columnist and author Simon Heffer once said about a completely different situation, '...it goes beyond incompetence. It was meant.' The same may well apply here. Leaving your own citizens in alien territory isn't right. At all. Continuing the theme from the previous Diary entry, the world is in a (very) dark place.
Much listening done over the summer months and a further Colin Vearncombe essay completed.
A walk up Derrybawn in Wicklow:
It's very often only possible to make realisations after an event. Less often it is possible to be forewarned.