AS planned, I’ve got all the daily stuff done, email/social media out the way, breakfast done and my second coffee in hand as I head to the studio well before 9am. First time in a while!

I mess with all sorts of stuff, plinking and plonking my way through the morning with a few fleeting ideas quickly discarded.

Heading back in the house for lunch I stop for a chat with a neighbour then sort some stuff in the garden before finally having something to eat.

There’s a few things needing dealt with online, then a Facebook message from a pal instigates an hour-long phone conversation after which I go back to the studio.

While copying/archiving more files I mess with a song idea rescued from a few months ago. It’s one of these that don’t quite work, but there’s bits I really like and I’m keen to make something of it.

By the time Margaret gets home with the shopping it;s after 7pm. I’ve made the new song idea a little more promising and got another four hard drives off the ‘to be sorted out’ pile.

Dave Arcari is a full-time touring alternative blues (alt.blues) guitar player and songwriter 
based on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond, Scotland

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