Back in the Bad Seeds (Wednesday 8th July)
Earlier start because of earlier finish. (Now on a train to London for a meeting tonight). We were in for 11ish (always ish with us, well me) and playing straight away. Worked on a fairground/Bad Seeds thing about death or murder or Satan or something… not sure… a little bit reminiscent of These Walls but darker. Much darker. Really compulsive to play though and some gritty sounds. A little confused at first but Ed cleared it all up by asking “what do you imagine we’re all wearing” in a break from playing. Soon became apparent he was in the Bad Seeds so we all followed suit. Played that for about an hour and a half before moving on to something I’ve had kicking around for ages – I Still Believe. Song part of it needs a lot of work but we ended on a massive riff thing which could take us somewhere. Failed to restring Banjo again but Rich found a music shop round the corner on his search for strings which has a massive selection of ukuleles. We may purchase. Ended the day going through everything we’ve played in last three days. Promising.