has been a musical journey with many interesting forks in the road.
There really wasn't a set time frame for creating this album; it
simply reached a point when I thought that the songs should emerge
and make their way into the world.
Also making their way into parts of the world
are electric cars. In 2012 it was a thrill for me to see several
of them parked by the River Seine, during a visit to Paris. In London,
just a few days earlier, I saw an electric commercial delivery vehicle.
To quote Andromeda 2085 , "They're here." I do, however,
concede that it depends on where you are.
It is appropriate that I thank some people for their support with
'Compendium'. Firstly, Phyl for her unwavering belief in these songs.
Hats off to Greg Young for going the distance on this album, he's
a remarkable musician, certainly. Many thanks to Lois for the 'Electric
Cars' music video; she's a fine filmmaker. To Ricardo Parada and
Felipé Palau, eternal gratitude for assisting me to venture
into the Spanish language. I also appreciate Lilie and Ade Russell
making their Havana photographs available. Additionally, thanks
to Peter Loch and Dave Neil, for their technical contributions.
I'd also like to pay tribute to the late Mick Hadley for his vocal
performance on the song 'Happy Birthday Darlin''. He passed away
in late 2012 and will certainly be missed by Blues Music aficionados