On May 24, 2012, I set out on a musical and physical
challenge in a bid to inspire the performances for my
new album, Just for the Record
. While cycling 2,000
miles to the furthest four points of mainland Britain
with a mobile recording rig on my bike, I discovered
locations along the way that provided inspiration for
my songs and vocal takes.
My “bikerphone” rig includes an M-Audio Fast
Track Pro, MacBook Pro i7 with Avid Pro Tools 9
and Apple Logic 9, a pair of Audio-Technica AT4033a
mics, Beyerdynamic DT 250 headphones, Contour
roam camera, Emerald x7 indestructible carbon-fiber
guitar, a Nady bullet mic, and as much duct tape as I
can carry. The BBC said, “it was the wettest June on
record.” How did they know I was recording?