What else can go wrong? Hand me the Trumpet.

Just when you thought your new studio setup was rockin' yet another technical issue arises to test you. In my case I have two studio set-ups and you guessed it, two major issues. ToKwerX is all reset, acoustics of the new room are wonderful; now my Graphics Card decides to die. Don't you hate it when anything Apple turns Pear-shaped? According to many, many forums there is a known issue with the ATI Radeon 9600 series of cards Apple used in their Mac Pro's. After much juggling of clients and some pretty colourful language towards the "black screen" I'm picking up a refurbished card in the US whilst I'm there; a difference of nearly $400 to purchasing a new one here! And then there's my new "girl-friend" NEVE HARRISON. Well, that's not her real name. Neve just won't talk to Protools like she's meant to and I must add that the AMS-Neve User Manual does not do well in covering this aspect of the console setup - Grrrr!

I leave for the US in 3 days with Stevie Paige so I'm spending tomorrow doing all I can ... and then I'm walking away. Actually I'm flying away, far far away, and the Tech' issues can await my return. I intend to enjoy my performances for the next 2 weeks, without any interference - gotta love that about an instrument like the trumpet; open the case, pop in the mouth-piece, warm it up, take a few deep breaths and voila, there's sound!