Travel Insurance!

So there I was hunting out our passports when I noticed a folder entitled ‘Travel Insurance’. How could I forget to take out travel insurance?! Thankfully we have an understanding bank (The Royal Bank of Scotland) who work at supersonic speeds.

00:44 and we’re still packing. Bed now, and up early methinks…

San Francisco & Seattle

In a couple of days (Thursday 15 January 2004) Jane, her Mum, Dorothy, and I will be winging our way towards San Francisco on holiday.

Friday 16 – Thursday 22 January
Jane and Dorothy are attending an Enneagram Course (in Menlo Park, near Palo Alto) to train to be Enneagram tutors. Meanwhile I’ll be relaxing in Healdsburg (about 60 miles north of SF) with my cousins.

Friday 23 – Monday 26 January
Once their course has finished, Jane’s Dad, Peter, is flying out to meet up with us. We’ll spend a couple of days in SF together before Jane and I fly up to Seattle, Washington, for the weekend. More visiting: Mark T. Powell, from NYCgb days, and members of the Lothian side of my family, whom I’ve never met before.

Tuesday 27 – Friday 30 January
Then it’s back to San Francisco for a few days before we return to the UK, just in time for February.

Blog
Given that I’ll be unable to access my UK broadband server while I’m away I’ve resurrected my Blogger weblog. Assuming that I’ll have some access to the net while in the USA. (I understand they have computers there too.) I’ll use this space to keep you up-to-date with what we’re doing.

In the meantime, please pray for our safety, both during flights and while we are in the US. Now back to planning and packing…

San Francisco & Seattle

In a couple of days (Thursday 15 January 2004) Jane, her Mum, Dorothy, and I will be winging our way towards San Francisco on holiday.

Friday 16 – Thursday 22 January
Jane and Dorothy are attending an Enneagram Course (in Menlo Park, near Palo Alto) to train to be Enneagram tutors. Meanwhile I’ll be relaxing in Healdsburg (about 60 miles north of SF) with my cousins.

Friday 23 – Monday 26 January
Once their course has finished, Jane’s Dad, Peter, is flying out to meet up with us. We’ll spend a couple of days in SF together before Jane and I fly up to Seattle, Washington, for the weekend. More visiting: Mark T. Powell, from NYCgb days, and members of the Lothian side of my family, whom I’ve never met before.

Tuesday 27 – Friday 30 January
Then it’s back to San Francisco for a few days before we return to the UK, just in time for February.

Blog
Given that I’ll be unable to access my UK broadband server while I’m away I’ve resurrected my Blogger weblog. Assuming that I’ll have some access to the net while in the USA. (I understand they have computers there too.) I’ll use this space to keep you up-to-date with what we’re doing.

In the meantime, please pray for our safety, both during flights and while we are in the US. Now back to planning and packing…

Digitech RP6 out – GNX2 in, part 2

Wow! This is a FANTASTIC piece of kit. I played a Powerpoint gig on Friday night, and I can honestly say I have never been happier with my sound than that evening. I played my Burns Brian May guitar, through the Vox ‘Deakey’ amp/treble-booster, and into the Digitech GNX2 and out the Left/Mono output into my Laney GC80A amp. The sound was remarkable. Clean, crisp and warm – something I’ve struggled to achieve with my transistor amp setup. I am more than happy with this latest bit of technology. As Kings X once sang, “I’ll never get tired of you.”

Digitech RP6 out – GNX2 in, part 1

Last night my Digitech RP6 finally gave up the ghost, or at least in terms of being a gigable floor pedal. Only 2/6 pedals are working, and the Delay pedal has even fallen off. (I guess my excessive and forceful stomping on it in size 12s didn’t help!)

With a Powerpoint gig on Friday, and no effects board behind which to hide, this morning I toddled down to Sound Control, on St Mary’s Street in Edinburgh (just off the Royal Mile, and not that far from Waverley Station) and purchased a new Digitech (of course!). The Digitech GNX2 (featuring a GeNetX processor) was a bargain at £299.00. This is the same price that I paid for my RP6 in 1996 (at Rose Morris, on Denmark Street in London), but these days I get a whole lot more for my money.